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Military Parents Need Resources Too

Read this article written by Tara Crooks about resources for our military parents.

About the author: Stacey is an Army wife of a soldier who joined in 2003. He has since been medically retired but she continues to provide information to Army wives and families to make their adjustment to the Army lifestyle easier. Connect with Stacey: Facebook Twitter Pinterest

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  • Linda Tracy June 27, 2014, 12:59 pm

    my nephew has recently been married and is in the army as a PFC. our soldiers do not make near what they should and he is having financial difficulties getting on his feet as a newlywed as his income is very little. Is there any financial assistance available to him?

    • Stacey Abler June 28, 2014, 8:26 am

      Is he getting all of his allowances? If he’s living on post, all of those expenses should be covered or if he’s living off post, he should be getting BAH. He should also be getting BAS in addition to his base pay. As an E-3, he should be getting just over $1800 a month in base pay. If he had to pay all of his expenses with that, I can see where it would be tight. But his rent, utilities, etc should be covered by BAH and then he still has BAS, which should technically cover food. I would recommend budgeting classes for them (which should be available on post at no cost).

      AER has grants and loans available to soldiers. Here is a list of the type of things they assist with: http://www.aerhq.org/dnn563/FinancialAssistance/FAQs.aspx

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