Army Emergency Relief (AER)

Spouse Re-licensing & Re-certification Assistance

Recently, top Army officials announced a $500 limit on re-licensing costs for military spouses for permanent change-of-station moves. However, if additional funds are needed for re-licensing, AER will help offset those costs for eligible spouses. Stop by AER before you pay your re-licensing costs as AER will not provide reimbursement.

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Items to Apply for AER Assistance:

AER 700 Form

Valid military ID card.

Sponsor's leave and earnings statement and Spouse's earnings statement.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Orders.

Copy of license or certification from the Soldier's previous duty station.

Cost Estimate for re-licensing or re-certification in the new state

Special Power of Attorney (AER Form 53 or civilian equivalent) or Allotment Authorization (AER Form 55) when Soldier is not available. 

Child Car Seat Assistance

Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself and your passengers in a crash. It is extremely important to make sure all children riding in your car be properly secured before every trip.

Need financial assistance purchasing a child car seat? Army Emergency Relief (AER) may be able to help.

What you need to apply:

    •  AER 700 Form filled out and signed by the 1SG or Company Commander

    • Most recent end of month leave and earning statement

    • Print out showing cost of car seat. Limited to $250.

** If you are requesting a replacement car seat, please provide a photo of the old car seat and a statement on the AER 700 form of why the old car seat is not operational. 

AER Loan Applications

The following forms and worksheets are required to process your AER loan or grant request.  Please see below.  If you should require computer or printing support, you can access the computer lab at ACS Building 1526.


Please ensure you have a current copy of the most recent end of month Leave & Earnings Statement (LES), your Military ID Card, all supporting documentation pertaining to your financial emergency and a completed blank client budget worksheet. 

What Can AER Do?

Help with emergency financial needs such as:

  • Food, rent or utilities
  • Emergency travel
  • Funeral expenses
  • Immigration Fees
  • Care Repair / Car Payment

Provide college scholarships to children, spouses, and surviving spouses of Soldiers.

  • Scholarship Opportunities:
  • Dependent Children Scholarship Program
  • Spouse Scholarship Assistance Program
  • Eligibility requirements and applications can be obtained at Army Emergency Relief.
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 children of Soldiers who died while on active duty or after they retired.
Company Commanders & 1SG AER ToolKit

Forms for Leadership:

Financial Classes and Workshops

• Preparing a Budget

• Car Buying

• How to read an LES

• Living within your means

• Army Emergency Relief

• ACS Resources

To see a full list of classes and information, check out our portable class schedule.  You can also submit your request for a class online

Other Financial Tools

Army Community Service Financial Readiness offers many financial tools.

Hours of Operation

Monday 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Federal Holidays Closed


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