I am a new army wife I married my husband 3 months ago and he got deployed 1 month ago. For the next year I will be a single mom of his 4 kids and my 1 when she comes to visit. Everything has been a struggle since we got married. I dont know much about the army ways but not liking things so far. With him being overseas we are trying to buy groceries for both locations and seem to be struggling to do so. His new command will not turn on his travel card and he is staying in a hotel till he can get an apartment, which will hopefully be the 2nd. He has to pay 1st months rent out of pocketand we have to wait to get reimbursed. Since he just found out he cant use the travel card and has to have it paid off by the 15th, he has to pay for the hotel out of pocket and wait to get reimbursed. This will be our whole paycheck and we still have our regular bills to pay. I have been searching for a job since we mooved in September with no luck. Even Target said they ca't hire me right now. We havent began getting our seperation pay yet, which would help and on top of all the other bills I am struggling in the states to make ends meet. I dont want my husband to go without food nor do I want the kids to. Would getting help from aer be a smart way to go? Just to get over this current hurdle we seem to be going thru. Any helpful suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Answer by KateKashman at 11:26 AM on Nov. 29, 2010
Answer by tootoobusy at 12:52 PM on Nov. 28, 2010
Answer by KateKashman at 11:33 AM on Nov. 29, 2010
I would go talk to them and see. Sometimes with AER, you can get a grant and sometimes it is a loan. If you do get a loan, just be sure to pay the money back as soon as you get reimbursed. I am kind of confused about him being deployed and living in a hotel and getting an apartment. Do you mean that he is stationed in Germany or Italy? If so, why isn't he living in the barracks until they can give him housing?
Answer by JeremysMom at 1:26 PM on Nov. 28, 2010
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