? about financial issue from navy aspect

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? about financial issue from navy aspect
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Fri, 04-04-2003 - 7:50pm
Hi my name is Cris... and I have a good question. I'm not a navy "wife" yet but I've been engaged for almost a year (and we've known each other for 3 1/2 years) to my fiance that is aboard a carrier right now. It's been hard with his deployment and yes he is still there & even though I understand it is very hard.

Anyhow I have a good question.. we weren't married obviously when he left and we want to be as soon as he gets back.. but that is besides the point (I get sidetracked easily lol).. anyhow my question is How do men in the navy aboard a carrier help financially without access to their banks??? Is it something they have to set up before they leave or are there ways for them to help while they are still onboard... My fiance & I have been having talks about him helping support me some since his deployment got extended but I am wondering if this is even a possiblity.. Please help & thanks ))


Edited 4/4/2003 9:02:54 PM ET by sweetprincess

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Fri, 04-04-2003 - 9:05pm
Cris, I don't really have any good news to give you. Unless he left you with one of his bank cards (atm) along with the pin for it you won't be able to pull money from his bank account. There is no way, that I know of, to set up a joint account from a carrier. I just did one with my DH and it took a bit of doing and we were there together and married. I'm not sure if he can make arrangements to have a portion of his check deposited into your account.

I hope some of the other ladies have ideas to add.

Susan

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Fri, 04-04-2003 - 9:55pm
Hi and welcome to the board. I'm not a navy wife, but all branches are paid the same way. I'm not sure what you mean by "helping financially" while they're away.

Everyone is required to have direct deposit, so no access to banks is necessary. Besides that, most married couples have joint accounts so there's no issue of having access to money.

Other than that, I'm not sure what you mean.

:) Melissa, army wife in TX

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Fri, 04-04-2003 - 10:22pm
I'd say you're out of luck right now. The only way I can see him helping you out finacially would be to have a joint account. Short of him mailing you any checks I don't think he can do anything else. Sorry.

Kaleolani

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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 8:55am
Ty for your replies. Yes I think we are out of luck too. We hadnt anticipated him being extended this long (he's on the Lincoln) and well life happens ( I'm just praying that he'll be safe & somehow I'll make it on my end. to all of you.. Love, Cris
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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 9:52am
Cris,

My DH and I set up a joint account a while ago for this reason. I'm not sure what you can do about it now that he is gone, but it's definitely something you could think about doing when he gets back for future deployments.

Christen

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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 1:48pm
He's on the Lincoln? Are you here in Washington too? I live in Washington and know where the USS Abraham Lincoln is stationed.

Kaleolani

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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 3:05pm
I know where he is stationed.. I'm not in the Washington area.


Edited 4/5/2003 4:08:12 PM ET by sweetprincess
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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 8:37pm
Not sure if this will help, but any info is useful somewhere. If there is a "finance office" on board, he may be able to go in and set up an "allotment" to go to a separate account. The Military has no say in how he splits up his money. You may need to open an account and send him some info or paperwork so he can set it up properly. See if he can check with his "finance office" and see what paperwork he might need.
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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 11:48pm
I was about to post the same thing...:)

My DH said that he should be able to set up an allotment to be sent to your bank account number.

keri - Navy wife in Texas

 

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Sun, 04-06-2003 - 2:05pm
ahh this is the information I needed... ty you a lot for taking the time to read my question.. of course I would much rather have him home than this horrible separation! We have plans afterall lol..

Big Hugs, Cris