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United Way of Lancaster County
Description of Service
Air Force Aid Society emergency assistance is available to Airmen and their eligible family members to meet immediate needs in an emergency situation. The Society provides interest free loans and grants based on the individual situation for needs such as:
Basic Living Expenses,
Standard Emergency Assistance Loans And Grants
Intended to solve emergency financial need,
Loan/grant requests considered on a case-by-case basis,
Applicant completes application with budget.
Emergency based loan up to $750 for active duty.
Intended for certain categories of financial emergencies.
Airmen or eligible family members who have an emergency need and are at an Air Force base may apply online or in person at the Air Force Aid office in the Airman and Family Readiness Center.
Airmen or eligible family members who have an emergency and are not near an Air Force base may apply for Air Force Aid assistance through any of the following agencies:
Army Emergency Relief (located at Army installations, worldwide),
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (located at Coast Guard installations, worldwide),
Navy - Marine Corps Relief Society (located at Navy installations, worldwide),
American Red Cross 877-272-7337
A Paymatic authorization form must be completed at the time any loan assistance is given to a Guard or Reserve member. This ensures that in those cases where allotments cannot start, AFAS can submit the Paymatic form, authorizing AFAS to collect payments directly from the member's checking account.
Most AFAS interest-free loans and grants are for short term or one-time emergencies such as food, rent, and utilities. We also help with car repair and emergency travel requirements. Each case, regardless of the request, is treated individually, and the Society will review all requests for assistance and try to help if the assistance falls within the general thrust of the AFAS charter.
Active duty Air Force personnel and their eligible family members.
Retired Air Force personnel and their eligible family members, but not on a continuing basis, and based on a case-by-case review.
Spouses and dependent age children of deceased Air Force personnel (who died on active duty or in retired status).
Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve personnel on extended active duty over 15 days under Title 10 USC.