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United States Army
Army Community Service Financial Readiness Program (FRP)
9800 Belvoir Road
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Resources are available to help you understand and manage your finances, including one-on-one financial counseling to assist you and your family with financial readiness. Services are designed to focus on money management issues throughout your active-duty lifecycle and into retirement. Financial readiness educational opportunities range from basic planning to long-term investing. Check out the information below to see what’s available at your installation.
The Fort Belvoir Financial Readiness Program (FRP) provides financial management classes, briefings, and one on one counseling to those experiencing money management difficulties or for those who wish to be in control of their finances. Classes cover such topics as budgeting, getting out of debt, and investing for your future. For more information, call 703-805-1833 or 703-805-4590.
Be aware that, if you draw Advanced Pay when relocating, repayments of advanced pay will be automatically withdrawn from your monthly pay and can reduce monthly income, in some cases, drastically.
Even though the cost of living in the Washington DC metropolitan area is extremely high, COLA is not paid to personnel assigned here. Rental costs in the area range from $840 per month for an efficiency apartment to $3,000 per month for a four bedroom house. Utility costs can range from $100 to $400/month. Costs for temporary, month-to-month rental properties, are approximately $2,000-$3,000/month.
To purchase license plates or decals, you must certify that the vehicle is covered by the minimum insurance requirements or pay the uninsured motor vehicle fee. Insurance requirements also apply to antique motor vehicles. Your insurance carrier must be authorized to conduct business in Virginia. Virginia requires the following minimum coverage:
The $500 Uninsured Motor Vehicle (UMV) fee, which is paid to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), does not provide any insurance; it only allows you to drive an uninsured vehicle at your own risk. It expires with your registration and must be paid at renewal.
Army Emergency Relief (AER) is available for to Active Duty military, retirees, National Guard/ Reserves on active duty for more than 30 days, and their family members for authorized financial emergencies. Personnel who encounter an emergency during their PCS move may contact the Armed Forces Emergency Service Center (Red Cross) for guidance and assistance at 1-877-272-7337.
The nearest Salvation Army Family Store is located at 13287 Gordon Blvd. Woodbridge, Virginia, Telephone 703-490-2396.
TRICARE defines emergency care as medical services provided for a sudden or unexpected medical or psychiatric condition, or the sudden worsening of a chronic (ongoing) condition that is threatening to life, limb, or sight and needs immediate medical treatment, or which has painful symptoms that need immediate relief to stop suffering. If you are traveling near a military treatment facility (MTF), you should go to the MTF or military dental treatment facility for emergency services. If you are hospitalized in a civilian facility for more than 24 hours, contact your regional contractor.