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Army Emergency Relief (AER):

AER LogoAER is a private nonprofit organization incorporated in 1942 by the Secretary of War and the Army Chief of Staff. AER’s mission is to provide emergency financial assistance to Soldiers, active and retired, to their Families, and to Surviving Spouses and Orphans of Soldiers who died while on active duty, or after they retired.

What can AER do? Help with emergency financial needs for:

• Food, rent or utilities
Emergency transportation and vehicle repair
• Funeral expenses
• Medical/dental expenses
• Provide college scholarships to children, spouses, and surviving spouses of Soldiers
• Additional Benefits:
• Lifetime membership in the Army Air Force Mutual Aid Association for surviving Families of Soldiers who die on active duty
• Grants for wounded Soldiers medically evacuated from a theater of combat
• Personal Financial Management Training for Soldiers in AIT

Who is Eligible?

•Active duty Soldiers, single or married, and their Family members
• Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers on continuous active duty for more than 30 days and their Family members (Title 10, USC)
• Soldiers retired from active duty for longevity or physical disability, and their Family members
• Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers who retired at age 60, and their Family members
• Surviving spouses and orphans of Soldiers who died while on active duty or after they retired

What Should I Bring With Me?

•Military ID Card
• Leave and Earnings Statement
• Leave/PCS Orders
• Substantiating documents such as car repair estimate, rental agreement, and utility bills
AER Form 700

Can My Spouse Get AER Help If I’m Away?

Yes. Your spouse should bring:

• Power of Attorney
• Military ID Card
• Substantiating documents

Please call (609) 562-4245 for an appointment.