Ways to get help if you are an AFGE member who participates in certain Union Plus programs:
Have been affected by the recent deadly floods and mudslides that struck West Virginia, you may be eligible for financial assistance.
Unprecedented flooding has left thousands of families displaced, and many do not have flood insurance. Union Plus Disaster Relief Grants of $500 are available to eligible members who have a Union Plus Credit Card1, Union Plus Life or Accidental Death Insurance, or Union Plus Auto Insurance, or Union Plus Mortgage. Participants who live in Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers and Webster counties may be eligible for these grants. The approved grants do not have to be repaid.
The Union Plus Disaster Relief Fund has provided nearly $1 million in assistance to union members facing hardships following Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina, floods, wild fires and other natural disasters.
Click here to visit Union Plus Disaster Relief and learn more about the eligibility requirements and how to apply.
If you are not involved in the Union Plus program, there are federal disaster aid programs that can assist those affected by the floods.
The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund also provides no-interest loans and grants for federal employees who have had an unforeseen emergency due to a natural disaster.
Check out other AFGE member benefits here.
Want to help those affected by the floods in West Virginia:
Click here to learn about a fund that has been set up under the WV AFL-CIO to help those in need.
1 Union Plus Credit Cards are issued by Capital One, N.A. pursuant to a license by MasterCard International Incorporated.