552 ACW COVID-19 Update -- 3 June.
We all know that our communities are opening their economies but some of you may still be experiencing financial issues due to COVID-19. We found a few new resources that can help you in this time of need.
Thrift Savings Plan now offers temporary loan and withdrawal options for those participating in this retirement plan. If you are experiencing adverse financial consequences as a result of being quarantined, furloughed or laid off or having work hours reduced due to the virus, or being unable to work due to lack of child care, you may be eligible under this program to borrow from yourself essentially. The attached news flash provides more details. One caution...make sure you understand the risk of pulling from your retirement funds before jumping in.
Additionally, our Airman and Family Readiness Centers offer a Airmen's Attic and a Food Pantry that are stocked and ready to distribute. They will likely require an appointment so call the A&FRC before driving out there.
Finally, there are many base and community helping agencies that are available to help with loans or grants. They way to get access to them is through your First Sergeant.
And for those concerns that don't fit neatly into the programs above, you can always reach out to your command teams and key spouses....they are there for you!
Have a great night...stay safe!
Col Alain Poisson