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United States Army
Consumer Affairs Financial Assistance Program
Bldg. 36000, Darnall Loop
Fort Hood, TX 76544
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 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.
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 (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.
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.