How to Apply for Assistance
Requests for AER assistance are processed at any of the 76 AER Sections located on Army installations around the world. If you are not located near an Army installation with an AER Section, AER assistance can be obtained at the nearest Air Force, Navy/Marine Corps, or Coast Guard Installation through their Military Aid Society Office. In the absence of a local Military Aid Society, AER assistance is available by calling the American Red Cross at 1-877-272-7337, and then selecting option 3 for financial assistance.
Should you need further guidance on finding the nearest location to seek assistance, please click on Find Your Closest AER Location. You may also review the “How We Help” information below to understand our categories of assistance.
If you have further questions about applying for AER assistance, please contact HQ AER at 1-866-878-6378.