Union members living in areas affected by Hurricane Irene, and who participate in Union Plus programs, may be eligible for financial assistance. Union Plus disaster relief grants of $500 are available to help participants in the Union Plus credit card, insurance or mortgage programs who are facing financial hardship due to the recent storm that hit the East Coast. The money does not have to be repaid.
To qualify for a Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant, the union member must:
- Have been a victim of the severe weather in counties designated by FEMA as qualifying for individual assistance. A list of qualifying counties is available online.
- Have experienced a significant loss of income or property within the last six months due to the disaster.
- Have had a Union Plus credit card, Union Plus insurance policy or Union Plus mortgage for at least 12 months with the account or policy in good standing.
- Describe his or her circumstances, and document the income or property loss.
To apply for a disaster relief grant, depending on which program you participate in, union members can call:
- Union Plus Credit Card: 877/761-5028
- Union Plus Mortgage: 800/472-2005
- Union Plus Insurance: 800/472-2005
Union Plus mortgage holders may also be eligible to receive payment extensions or other special help.
More information about the Union Plus disaster benefits is available on the Union Plus website. [Union Plus]
September 1, 2011