AFAS provides emergency assistance to Airmen and Air Force families when unexpected financial emergencies arise with no-interest loans and grants that provide financial services for the Air Force, Airmen and families. These financial assistance programs help meet immediate financial emergency needs and help make a positive step toward a lasting financial solution.
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AFAS will begin using Zelle by early May to directly deposit approved emergency assistance funds to support Airmen and Guardians.
We will begin the initial “test” rollout Monday, April 12, 2021 at Lackland and Lakenheath Air Force bases.
Air Force Aid Society was able to help Senior Airman Clarke and his family during a time of unexpected financial need.
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Types of Assistance
AFAS Standard Assistance is intended to help Airmen stabilize emergency situations with a substantial financial impact. The collaborative process includes establishing a budget for long term financial stability. Standard Assistance can be in the form of a no-interest loan, a grant or a combination of the two.
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Resources For Referring Leaders
The USAF takes care of its own. Many Airmen learn how AFAS can help through referrals from Commanders, First Sergeants and Supervisors. This resource guide was developed to help this key group of leaders counsel their Airmen on support options.