Dover FCU helps to provide support during the government shutdown

DOVER, DE (January 17, 2019) — Now approaching the beginning of the second month of the Government Shutdown, the noticeable consequences will continue to become more apparent.  In the duration of the current circumstances federal employees and certain individuals serving within the United States military may face financial hardship.  Dover Federal Credit Union is taking action to help provide support for those affected by the shutdown.  As of January 16th, 2019, they have begun offering a Shutdown Assistance Loan to their members who are directly affected, as well as to the affected that are eligible for Dover FCU membership.  In the event that the government fails to pay employees while the shutdown is occurring, qualifying members may receive up to 75% of their normal net pay amount for each of their scheduled pay periods.

In taking advantage of the Shutdown Assistance Loan,disbursed funds are deposited directly into Dover FCU accounts on regularly scheduled pay dates and are borrowed at a 0% interest rate while the shutdown is ongoing.  Once the shutdown has ended and the payroll of those impacted has been restored, the amount borrowed will remain at a 0% interest for the following 60 days and can be paid in full at any time.  After 60 days has passed, any remaining balance will be converted into a 3% interest rate and will be given a 12 month repayment period.

Dover FCU, Dover Air Force Base Branch

About Dover Federal Credit Union

Dover Federal Credit Union was first chartered in 1958 by a handful of Air Force and civilian workers are Dover Air Force Base. Today Dover Federal serves over 40,000 members, over 450 Workplace Partners, and has eight locations throughout the state of Delaware. Dover Federal continues to help its members get there, wherever that may be.  To learn more about Dover Federal Credit Union, visit any of their branches or visit them on the web at


Taevann Calloway; Marketing Clerk
Dover Federal Credit Union
1075 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
302-678-8000 ext. 2432

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