32 CFR § 842.126 - When authorized.
Make advance payments only where all of the following exist:
(b) The potential claimant has an immediate need amounting to a hardship for food, shelter, medical or burial expenses, or other necessities. In the case of a commercial enterprise, severe financial loss or bankruptcy will result if the Air Force does not make an advance payment.
(c) Other resources for such needs are not reasonably available.
(d) The potential claim equals or exceeds the amount of the advance payment.
(e) The recipient signs as advance payment agreement.