Request Emergency Financial Assistance if Impacted by COVID-19

Current as of March 15, 2020


Service members and families who have been affected financially as a result of travel restrictions, closures and other events from the coronavirus can check with their service relief organization to see if emergency help is available.

Go to your service relief organization's website to learn more about eligibility and how to apply for aid:

Assistance Provided by Military Relief Organizations

Depending on the circumstances, service relief organizations provide emergency financial help with interest-free loans, grants or a combination of loans and grants. They can also offer other kinds of financial assistance.

Most loans and grants from military relief organizations are for one-time financial needs such as rent and utilities, for example. Each organization limits the kinds of financial expenses it will cover. Learn more about military relief societies and the kinds of financial expenses they cover.

If your relief organization isn't nearby, one of the other service relief organizations can help process your request. If no military relief organizations are near you, the local Red Cross chapter can process your request. You can also reach out to your installation's Military and Family Support Center for help.

Military OneSource financial counselors are available over the phone and video to discuss financial matters or concerns you may have. Our financial counselors can also give you referrals to services and programs that meet your specific needs.

To learn more about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Military OneSource maintains a special website section with information for service members and military families. Military OneSource is committed to providing up-to-date information and answers regarding the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak on our military community.

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Want to find the phone number for your installation’s housing office or military and family support center? Find those and more on MilitaryINSTALLATIONS, an online information directory for military installations worldwide. 

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