When National Guard and Reserve servicemembers return from deployment, they find themselves with a lapse in income that causes financial difficulties for them and their families. If you are a component of the Guard or Reserve there is financial assistance available for you.
Family assistance centers on military installations are able to assist you in finding the right option for you. If you are not near an installation you may be able to find resources online via your state on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website.
There are also short-term financial assistance loans and grants available to you via your service branch affiliated organization:
Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) www.afas.org
Army Emergency Relief (AER) www.aerhq.org
Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) www.cgmahq.org
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) www.nmcrs.org
Reserve Aid www.reserveaid.org
To view private or non-profit organization websites that also offer financial assistance, please visit the Homefront United Network.
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