Furloughed? Here are some tips to help!

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With the Government shut down reaching it’s 30th consecutive day, a lot of the government workers are now being forced to go to food banks, start their own businesses and do whatever it takes to make ends meet.

If you have been affected by this, please find information below of the multiple companies out there that are willing to help. I will update and add more as they become known to me.

The Official Government Shutdown Group on Facebook: Link here!

The US Department of State has information on their website here.

A great list of information has been started here!

Shutdown Support Document

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USAA – USAA is assisting government employees. Find out more information here. you can also contact them directly via 210-531-USAA (8722)800-531-USAA (8722) or our mobile shortcut, #8722.

Navy Federal Credit Union – Find out information here. “We’re here to help our members during periods of financial difficulty. If your pay is disrupted, but you don’t meet the eligibility requirements, we recommend you visit a branch or contact us at 1-888-842-6328 to discuss your situation with one of our Member Service Representatives.”

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Capital One – You can call them at their general line (1-877-383-4802), or pick the specific area you need to speak to some one here.

Discover Card – Call them at 1-800-DISCOVER (1-800-347-2683).

American Express – Call them at 1-800-528-4800 to find out more information.

US Bank –  Information here or you can call them at 1-877-760-6046.

CitiBank – More information here or you may call them at:

  • Citi Cards1-800-950-5114 (TTY/TDD1-800-325-2865)
  • Citibank: 1-888-248-4226 (TTY/TDD1-800-945-0258)
  • CitiMortgage: 1-877-211-3758 


Santander Bank – You can find out more information here or you may call them at 1-888-875-5089.

TD Bank – Call them at 1-888-751-9000 to find out more.

PNC Bank – Information found here or you can call them at 1-888-762-2265 

Wells Fargo – Find out more information here or call them at 1-800-219-9739.

Bank of America – More information can be found here or you may call them at 1-844-219-0690.

BB&T – Information can be found here or you may call them at:

  • Personal Loans (DRL/DF): 1-800-222-1913
  • Mortgages: 1-800-827-3722, then press 9
  • Credit Cards: 1-800-289-6385
  • General Questions and Concerns: 1-800-BANK BBT (1-800-226-5228)

PayPal – Is offering help to employees. They are offering interest free loan, find out more information here. Call them a 1-888-221-1161.

Most of the major mortgage companies are offering deferment of up to 3 months. Please call your respective company to see if they are able to assist.

Also, please check locally with food pantry’s, churches, and charities to see if they are offering anything. A lot of local animal rescues are also offering pet food and services to furloughed employees for their furbabies.

Other information:

Buy a Beer/Receive a Beer!

Bon Jovi’s restaurant to serve free meals to furloughed federal employees

California will offer unemployment benefits to furloughed employees. 

New Mexico waves unemployment requirements to furloughed employees.

Furloughed employees are fed at these local Phoenix restaurants.




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