Air Force Aid Society (AFAS)
Help Paying for Basic Needs
1550 Crystal Dr, Ste 809, Arlington, VA, 22202-4140
Distance: 250 Miles
Offers cash or other short term aid to people in a crisis that is affecting their access to basic needs
Emergency assistance can vary based upon eligibility and available funds.
Provides financial and educational assistance to members of the air force and their family members.
Interest free loans and grants are provided for needs such as:
* Basic Living expenses
* Emergency travel
* Vehicle expenses
* Funeral expenses
* Child care/respite
* Moving expenses
* Miscellaneous expenses
Education programs include:
* Education grants for service members, veterans and dependents of eligible Airmen
- Assistance with community resources
Client Information and Specialization
- Adults with disabilities
- Children and/or youth with disabilities
Active duty and retired Air Force members and their dependents are eligible for Air Force Aid Society assistance, as are the dependents of deceased Air Force personnel who died on active duty or in retired status.
For additional information go to: https://afas.org/how-we-help/emergency-assistance
Apply online or in person at the Air Force Aid office in the Airman and Family Readiness Center. To apply online, enter the Member Portal available online at https://my.afas.org/memberportal/Login/Login.aspx
If you are not near an Air Force base, you may apply for Air Force Aid assistance through any of the following agencies:
* Army Emergency Relief (located at Army installations, worldwide)
* Coast Guard Aid Society (located at Coast Guard installations, worldwide)
* Navy - Marine Corps Relief Society (located at Navy installations, worldwide)
* American Red Cross Chapters (located throughout the United States)
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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BM-7000.0500Automotive Repair and Maintenance Definition
Programs that pay for or provide maintenance and repair services for people whose automobiles, trucks, trailers or other motorized vehicles are due for regular maintenance or have mechanical or structural problems. Also included are work experience programs that provide automobile repairs for the general public.
BT-8300Transportation Expense Assistance Definition
Programs that provide immediate cash, bus tokens, loans, loan/insurance payment support or other forms of financial assistance for people who otherwise have no means of transportation. Transportation expense assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.
NT-8900Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance Definition
Programs that provide cash, vouchers or other forms of monetary aid for people in need of assistance and evaluate the individual's or family's need for the money on a case-by-case basis rather than having pre-established policies regarding the types of needs the dollars can be used to cover.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.
YJ-2050Families of Military Personnel/Veterans Definition
The parents, children or spouses of people who are on active duty with one of the branches of the armed forces, who have retired from the armed forces following a military career, or who have been honorably discharged as veterans of military service. Included are families of deceased veterans.
YJ-2050.2030Families of Active Military Personnel Definition
The parents, children or spouses of people who are on active duty with one of the branches of the armed forces.
YN-0500Active Military Definition
The enlisted men, women and officers who are currently serving in one of the branches of the armed forces.
YN-0500.0300Air Force Personnel Definition
The enlisted men, women and officers who are on active duty with the branch of the military that is primarily responsible for establishing and maintaining control of the air and supporting surface forces from the air in case of a war.
YZ-8800Veteran/Military Personnel Issues Definition
Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of veterans or military personnel and their interests.