Emergency Assistance

AFAS provides emergency assistance to Air Force and Space Force families when unexpected financial emergencies arise with no-interest loans and grants. 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 is able to provide approved emergency assistance funds directly into the bank accounts of eligible members through Zelle.

Types of Assistance

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Standard Assistance

AFAS Standard Assistance is intended to help Airmen and Guardians stabilize emergency situations with a substantial financial impact. The process includes establishing a budget for long-term financial stability. Standard Assistance can be an interest-free loan, a grant, or a combination of the two.

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Falcon Assistance

The AFAS Falcon Assistance is an expedited, no-interest loan of up to $1,500. The streamlined application process allows for quick support when time and resources are limited.

Which Loan Is Right For Me?

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AFAS offers two distinct military loans – Standard Assistance and Falcon Assistance – to help cover a wide variety of potential emergency situations. Consider which loan is right for your situation before you start the application process.

Resources For Referring Leaders

The USAF and USSF takes care of its own. Many Airmen and Guardians learn how to 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 and Guardians on support options.


Common Areas of Need