Funding is very limited and FEEA has had to significantly curtail available loans. We are helping those who are in the worst situations AND have extenuating financial circumstances beyond being furloughed. We are, unfortunately, having to turn away some applicants who would previously have qualified for assistance due to lack of funds. Again, please be patient and know FEEA's mission is to help as many federal employees as possible.
No-interest loans of up to $1,000 are available to those who qualify under the new restrictions. Employees who experience a reduced or missing paycheck may apply on or after the date of their first reduced paycheck. Please note: Contractors are not eligible for FEEA assistance.
Employees in need should:
- Download and complete the Emergency Assistance Application
- Provide a copy of your pay stub showing furlough day(s) and reduced compensation
- Follow the instructions for providing a copy of the bill(s) you need help paying
- Be sure to follow the instructions for clearly describing your hardship situation -- you must provide complete information about the particular hardship being made worse by loss of pay due to furlough
Please be patient. FEEA will process applications as they are received, but the high volume of requests means it may take a week or more to process requests. You can facilitate the process by ensuring your application is complete and includes all required supporting documents. Complete applications will be processed before incomplete applications are dealt with. Please do not call to check on your application unless it has been at least two weeks since you submitted it.