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Where can a member of the military or a spouse/dependent of a servicemember go for emergency funding or financial assistance?

Military Aid Societies (Army Emergency Relief, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, the Air Force Aid Society, and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance) provide grants and no-interest loans to certain servicemembers in need of essentials such as rent, food, utilities, and vehicle repair and replacement.

There are many resources to help you and your family during times of financial distress. For more information, please contact your relief society:

The American Red Cross also partners with Military Aid Societies to provide quality, reliable financial assistance to eligible applicants. If there is no Military Aid Society office located on your installation or in your area, you can contact the Red Cross’ Armed Forces Call Center at (877) 272-7337, or your local Red Cross chapter .

Some banks and credit unions now offer small, low-interest loans for servicemembers and their families if they are caught in a financial bind. These institutions have established programs and products designed to help you resolve your financial crisis, rebuild your credit rating, and establish savings. For more information, contact your local bank and/or credit union.

You can also meet with a free military financial counselor to get help with the financial challenges you face as a servicemember and receive resources to help you manage and plan your financial future.