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Financial Assistance

Financial Readiness Program

The Financial Readiness Program offers many services to Fort Hood Soldiers, retirees, Family members and DA civilians. We offer educational classes on a number of personal finance topics including: banking, budget/debt management, credit reports, consumer awareness, ID theft, vehicle purchases, saving and investing. Appointments may be made for credit report reviews and active duty Soldiers and Family members may obtain your credit score free of charge

Car Insurance Requirements 

The current minimum liability limits are $30,000 for each injured person, up to a total of $60,000 per accident, and $25,000 for property damage per accident. This basic coverage is called 30/60/25 coverage.

Consumer Affairs Office

The Consumer Affairs Office (CAO) offers pre-purchase information and advice, as well as brochures and other literature covering a multitude of consumer topics. The CAO has the most up to date information on scams and schemes, and how to protect yourself and your money. Consumers who need complaint resolution assistance in resolving problems can call for an appointment. Walk-ins will be seen on a space available basis. 

Command Financial Specialist Program

The Command Financial Specialist Program is designed to provide commanders a mechanism through which financial education, training, counseling, and referral procedures are established in their units to promote sound financial practices, personal integrity, and financial responsibility. The objective is to enhance and maintain mission readiness and quality of life by providing Soldiers and their Family members a ready-made program to help achieve personal financial readiness and deployability through the use of sound money management and consumer skills.

Army Emergency Relief

Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a private nonprofit organization incorporated in 1942 by the Secretary of War and the Army Chief of Staff. AER's sole mission is to help soldiers and their dependents.

AER is the Army's own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to "Helping the Army Take Care of Its Own." AER provides commanders a valuable asset in accomplishing their basic command responsibility for the morale and welfare of soldiers.

AER funds are made available to commanders having AER Sections to provide emergency financial assistance to soldiers - active & retired - and their dependents when there is a valid need.

AER funds made available to commanders are not limited and are constrained only by the requirement of valid need.

Associated Links

Defense Travel Management Office /Per Diem
Per Diem official website with information on allowances, travel regulations and lodging websites.

Defense Finance and Accounting Service
The authoritative source for pay issues.

Military Pay and Benefits
Ability to research your pay and benefits.

IRS Moving Regulations
Information on what expenses are tax deductible.

United States Army Recruiting Command Soldier and Family Assistance Programs
Public web site for all Army recruiting command needs.

Military OneSource Financial Counseling
For short term financial problems, service families can obtain help from Military OneSource.

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