RESOURCES FOR FEDERAL WORKERS IMPACTED BY THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

This is now the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. Since December 22, 2018, more than 800,000 federal workers have been either furloughed without pay or are being required to work without pay. If you are a federal worker in the 47th District impacted by this shutdown, the following list of links may be of some help in finding assistance where it is available. If you are having trouble finding resources, and don't find what you are looking for on this list, please reach out directly to my office.


Federal Resources

Guidance from the federal Office of Personal Management (OPM)

Federal OPM fact sheet on unemployment benefits for federal workers

Assistance Programs for Furloughed Federal Employees -- MyFedBenefits


State Resources

CA state unemployment benefits FAQ for federal workers

Federal SNAP funds through CA state CalFresh information


City Resources


City of Long Beach shutdown assistance
(Important city numbers to call for assistance)

City of Los Angeles shutdown assistance information
(Mayor Garcetti announced LADWP and Bureau of Sanitation must offer assistance plans for federal workers)


Banks


ALLY FINANCIAL
https://media.ally.com/2019-01-18-Ally-Expands-Assistance-Program-to-Customers-Affected-by-Government-Shutdown


BANK OF AMERICA
https://message.bankofamerica.com/shutdown/


CHASE
https://media.chase.com/news/chase-assists-during-government-shutdown


US BANK
https://www.usbank.com/newsroom/news/us-bank-launches-new-low-rate-quick-loan-for-customers-needing-assistance-during-federal-government-shutdown.html


WELLS FARGO
https://www.wellsfargo.com/help/government-shutdown



District-Area Credit Unions Offering Assistance To Members

Extensive list of CA credit unions offering loans or other assistance (some of the credit unions listed below are on the list, but not all)

BOPTI FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
http://www.boptifcu.com/


FIRST FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION
https://www.firstfinancial.org/government-shutdown-assistance/


GOLDEN ONE CREDIT UNION
https://www.golden1.com/PayDisruption/default


LBS FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION
https://www.lbsfcu.org/resources/promotions/government-shutdown-programs


NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
https://www.navyfederal.org/pdf/applications-forms/government_shutdown_loan_program_FAQs.pdf


ORANGE COUNTY’S CREDIT UNION
https://www.orangecountyscu.org/resources/shutdown-assistance/


SCHOOLS FIRST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
https://www.schoolsfirstfcu.org/wps/portal/


SOUTHLAND CREDIT UNION
https://www.southlandcu.org/post/government_shutdown_emergency_assistance_for_federal_employee_members.html


US EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION
https://www.myusecu.org/loans/personal-loans/government-shutdown-loans



Utilities
Many gas and utility companies also are working with furloughed employees. Contact your company to see what options are available.

SOCAL EDISON
https://www.sce.com/customer-service/billing-payment/financial-assistance


LA DWP/ LA SANITATION
https://www.lamayor.org/mayor-garcetti-gives-federal-workers-extra-time-pay-utility-bills-during-government-shutdown


Phone And Data


AT&T
https://about.att.com/newsroom/2019/payment_plans_shutdown.html


SPRINT
https://newsroom.sprint.com/sprint-will-assist-customers-impacted-by-federal-government-shutdown.htm


T-MOBILE
https://www.t-mobile.com/news/un-carrier-offers-support-for-gov-employees


VERIZON
https://www.verizon.com/about/news/impacted-government-shutdown-verizon-has-your-back

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