Need financial assistance during the shutdown?

As federal employees get paid every two weeks, you most likely received your last pay check of 2018 between Dec. 28 and Jan. 3 depending on your agency payroll schedule.

For your next pay check – the pay period that ends Jan. 5, 2019 – your normal pay dates should be between Jan. 11 and Jan. 17. But because of the government shutdown, your pay check may be delayed.

To help soften the blow, several banks and at least one insurance company have set up assistance programs to help federal employees struggling with their banking and loan repayments. If you are a customer of one of these banks, you can reach out to them for assistance.

1. Bank of America

Bank of America has said it will work with customers on a case by case basis. Call the bank’s assistance line at (844) 219-069.

2. Citi

Citi has said it is offering assistance to feds facing financial hardships. Click here or call the number on your card to request assistance.

3. Chase

Call 1-888-356-0023 for assistance.

4. Capital One

Capital One is offering a number of options that could help feds whose income is disrupted as a result of the shutdown. “We want to do our part to support individuals and families in need during this stressful time. Please call us or visit any of our locations for further assistance.” Card holders should contact 1-800-622-2580.

5. Navy Federal Credit Union

The credit union is offering 0% APR loans during the government shutdown. Click here for more details.

6. First Command Financial Services

The bank told CNN it is offering its bank clients who are federal employees interest-free payroll advances and other assistance. Click here for more information.

7. Democracy Federal Credit Union

The credit union told CNN it is offering a short-term emergency loan with 0% interest. Contact Democracy FCU Member Services at (800) 742-5582.

8. Fidelity & Guaranty Life Insurance Company

Fidelity & Guaranty Life Senior Vice President John Phelps has reached out to AFGE to express the company’s appreciation for federal employees and their work for the American people. To help the nearly 27,000 AFGE members who currently have a policy with the company during this government shutdown, the company “will keep the policy-in-force by waving the cost of insurance charges for the next 30 days.”

Check back with us

We are monitoring the situation and will add more to the list when they come in. We will soon have available a national listing of food banks available on this page. We are monitoring the situation and will update this page as additional information becomes available.”

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