Army Emergency Relief
Army Emergency Relief
Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a non-profit, charitable organization independent of, but closely associated with the United States Army. Army Emergency Relief helps US Army soldiers and their dependents, by providing emergency aid, in the form of either a direct grant (a cash gift, not to be repaid) or an interest-free loan, and by giving college scholarships to children of soldiers. Under Army regulations, officers must recommend whether their soldiers deserve aid. Emergency Aid Help with emergency financial needs for:
  • Rent/Mortgage
  • Vehicle repair
  • Emergency travel
  • Utilities/Deposits
  • Funeral expenses
  • Food
  • Non-receipt of pay
  • Relocation travel
  • Dependant dental
  • Medical expenses
  • Repair/Replacement of HVAC
  • Repair/Replacement of major appliances
  • Replacement vehicle
  • Loss of funds
  • Cranial helmets
  • Essential furniture
  • Car seats
  • Rental vehicle
Loans up to $1000 do not require command recommendation, and there is no limit to the amount of funds Army Emergency Relief may authorize. Officers are responsible for ensuring that their soldiers repay AER loans. Scholarships Army Emergency Relief maintains two scholarship programs – the Spouse Education Assistance Program and the MG James Ursano Scholarship Program for dependent children. Both scholarships provide financial assistance for students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree. Scholarship applications are accepted from 1 January to 1 May each year for assistance for the following academic year. Scholarship award amounts are not guaranteed and vary each year based on the total number of applicants in each program and budget amount allotted to the scholarship programs. Visit website for additional information.
2530 Crystal Drive
Suite 13161, 13th Floor
Arlington, VA 22202
Eligibility: The following individuals are eligible for assistance from Army Emergency Relief:
  • Soldiers on extended active duty and their dependents.
  • Members of the Reserve Components of the Army (National Guard under Title 10 authority and Army Reserve) who are on continuous active duty for more than 30 consecutive days and their eligible family members.
  • Soldiers retired from active duty because of longevity or physical disability or retired upon reaching age 60 (Reserve Components) and their eligible family members.
  • Widows, widowers and orphans of Soldiers who died while on active duty or after retirement as cited above.
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (877) 272-7337 Main
  • (866) 878-6378 Other
Email Address: assistance@aerhq.org
Intake Procedure: Visit website for additional information.
Service Contact: Lieutenant Generl Raymond Mason, Director, assistance@aerhq.org
Services:
  • Automobile/Van Rentals
  • Automotive Body Repair/Painting
  • Burial/Cremation Expense Assistance
  • Dental Care Expense Assistance
  • Electric Service Payment Assistance
  • Food Vouchers
  • Furnaces
  • Gas Service Payment Assistance
  • General Appliance Provision
  • General Furniture Provision
  • Heating Fuel Payment Assistance
  • Interest Free Loans
  • Medical Expense Assistance
  • Moving Expense Assistance
  • Rent Payment Assistance
  • Scholarships
  • Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance
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Army Emergency Relief
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