How We Can Help

Air Force Aid Society emergency assistance is available to Airmen and their eligible family members to meet immediate needs in an emergency situation. The Society provides interest free loans and grants based on the individual situation for needs such as:

                                    • Basic Living Expenses
                                    • Emergency Travel
                                    • Vehicle Expenses
                                    • Funeral Expenses
                                    • Medical/Dental
                                    • Child Care/Respite
                                    • Moving Expenses
                                    • Miscellaneous Expenses


standard emergency assistance loans and grants

  • Emergency based
  • Intended to solve emergency financial need
  • Loan/grant requests considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Applicant completes application with budget

falcon loans

  • Emergency based loan up to $750 for active duty.
  • Intended for certain categories of financial emergencies.
  • Must be repaid in 10 months or less.
  • Must not have current AFAS loan
  • Budget not required
  • Additional Information on Falcon Loan...


  • Active duty Air Force personnel and their eligible family members.
  • Retired Air Force personnel and their eligible family members, but not on a continuing basis, and based on a case-by-case review.
  • Spouses and dependent age children of deceased Air Force personnel (who died on active duty or in retired status).
  • Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve personnel on extended active duty over 15 days under Title 10 USC.

hoW to apply

 Airmen or eligible family members who have an   emergency need and are at an Air Force base may apply online or in person at the Air Force Aid office in the Airman and Family Readiness Center.

To apply online enter the AFAS Member Portal to access the Application for AFAS Financial Assistance.

Airmen or eligible family members who have an emergency and are not near an Air Force base may apply for Air Force Aid assistance through any of the following agencies:

Repayment of loans

A Paymatic authorization form must be completed at the time any loan assistance is given to a Guard or Reserve member. This ensures that in those cases where allotments cannot start, AFAS can submit the Paymatic form, authorizing AFAS to collect payments directly from the member's checking account.

Paymatic Form (PDF)    

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