Hanscom Air Force Base   Right Corner Banner
Join the Air Force

News > Furloughs ending; Help is still available
Furloughs ending; Help is still available

Posted 8/14/2013   Updated 8/14/2013 Email story   Print story

    


Airman and Family Readiness Center

8/14/2013 - HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- The Defense Department announced last week that civilian employees who have taken a weekly unpaid day off from work since July 8 will return to a normal work schedule after completion of six total furlough days. However, the financial strains of 20 percent lost income the past six weeks may still be felt.

"If the furlough period created a severe financial hardship for civilian employees who are retired military or spouses of active duty or retired military, assistance may be available on a case-by-case basis," said Dan Mazzuca, Airman and Family Readiness Center community readiness consultant.

Army Emergency Relief, Air Force Aid Society, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society or Coast Guard Mutual Assistance may be able to assist those employees most impacted.

Employees with or without a military association, who experience severe financial hardship, may be able to receive assistance from the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA).

"FEEA has a $1,000 limit for interest-free loans," said Mazzuca. "Loans may be limited to those facing the direst circumstances such as a foreclosure, eviction or a utility shut off."

Federal civilians seeking FEEA loans will need to complete the regular Emergency Assistance application available at www.feea.org/GetHelp.

The Airman and Family Readiness Center can also provide budget counseling to military servicemembers and their families as well as Defense Department civilians through the Personal Financial Management Program.

For military members, budget assistance can also be obtained through Military One Source at www.militaryonesource.mil.Civilians can use the Employee Assistance Program at www.foh4you.com.

Questions concerning emergency financial assistance or budget counseling can be directed to the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 781-225-2765.



tabComments
No comments yet.  
Add a comment

 Inside Hanscom AFB

ima cornerSearch

tabMission NewsRSS feed 
Cyber summit: Air Force speaks on weapons systems, information dominance and resilience

Hanscom key to Air Force cyber weapons

Members of Hanscom's directorates honored at LCMC Acquisition Management Awards

Hanscom team protects vital assets

DRAGON flys ahead

Engineers, computer scientists discuss open system architecture with industry

Battle Management working to improve nuclear scenario planning

Cyber challenges and solutions focus of summit

tabHanscom NewsRSS feed 
Thanksgiving food safety tips

Air Force announces AFIMSC candidate bases

Anthony named 'spouse of the year'

Non-finance officers eligible for financial leadership program

Hanscom teen sews her way to nationals

CE captures AFMC-level awards

Turkey Drop planned Nov. 18

Air Force updates AF Instruction 1-1

Salute to veterans held

tabNews Briefs and HappeningsRSS feed 
Upcoming events

News in Brief

School Notes

tabCommentaryRSS feed 
Airmen Powered by Innovation program launches new site

Understanding reveille, retreat and taps

tabPhoto FeatureRSS feed 
Photo feature: This week at Hanscom, Nov. 20

tabFeaturesRSS feed 
Hanscom employee saves life

School liaison looks to meet families' educational goals


Site Map      Contact Us     Questions     USA.gov     Security and Privacy notice     E-publishing  
Suicide Prevention    SAPR   IG   EEO   Accessibility/Section 508   No FEAR Act