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Army Emergency Relief (AER)

Army Emergency Relief (AER)

Army Emergency Relief is a nonprofit organization which is designed to assist Soldiers and their family members with emergency assistance. AER is the Army’s own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to “Helping the Army Take Care of Its Own”. AER provides interest free loans, grants and combination loans and grants.

AER assist Soldiers on active duty, Retired, Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers on continuous active duty for more than 30 days and their dependents, and serving under sections title 10, United States Code) are eligible for AER assistance, and widows(ers) and orphans.

When arriving at Fort Bliss if financial assistance is required, stop by the AER office located in the ACS building 2494 Ricker Road or Building 479-A on East Bliss. If you have any questions please feel free to call 915-569-4227 of 915-744-2559.

AER provides:

Help with emergency financial needs for:

  • Food, rent or utilities
  • Emergency transportation and vehicle repair
  • Funeral expenses
  • Medical/dental expenses
  • Personal needs when pay is delayed or stolen
  • Give undergraduate-level education scholarships, based primarily on financial need, to children of soldiers

AER does not provide funds:

  • For nonessentials
  • To finance ordinary leave or vacation
  • To pay fines or legal expenses
  • to liquidate or consolidate debt
  • For purchase of home or home improvements
  • To purchase, rent or lease vehicle
  • To cover bad checks or pay credit card bills
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