Non-Title 10 Army Reserve & National Guard

USAR and ARNG on Title 10 orders for more than 30 consecutive days qualify under routine eligibility requirements and should return to the main COVID-19 response page and select the appropriate situation.

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Non-Title 10 USAR and ARNG should continue below.

Submit Assistance Documentation

Follow the steps below:

Notify your Field Grade Officer or Command Sergeant Major in the chain of command of your intent to submit an assistance application and request a DoD Safe secure document upload link.

Use the DoD Safe link provided by your chain of command to securely transmit your assistance application to your chain of command. After review, your chain of command will forward the application to AER HQ at

Required Documents for Assistance Application:

  1. AER Form 770, Application for Financial Assistance
  2. AER Form 57, AER Budget Planning Sheet
  3. AER Form 575, AER Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Authorization
  4. Supporting documents validating financial need

Secure transmission: Soldiers and Family members will ensure documents containing Personally Identifiable Information (PII) are only transmitted electronically through a secure means i.e. DoD SAFE.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is eligible for AER assistance?

    • Soldiers on active duty and their eligible dependents
    • Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers activated on Title 10 orders for more than 30 days and their eligible dependents
    • Soldiers retired for longevity, medical, or upon reaching age 60 (reserve component) and their eligible dependents
    • Surviving spouses who have not remarried and children of Soldiers who died on active duty or died after reaching retirement eligibility
  • Can my spouse obtain AER assistance if I’m deployed or TDY?

    Yes, provided your Spouse has Special Power of Attorney and a Valid Military ID Card.

  • Is there a dollar limit on AER Assistance?

    Every request is unique and considered on an individual basis. Some categories of assistance have dollar limits while others have requirements related to grants versus loans.

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