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

Founded in 1958 by a dedicated group of Air Force and civilian workers at Dover Air Force Base, Dover Federal continues to serve not only the Air Force Base but also over 44,000+ members from more than 500 Workplace Partners. With eight convenient locations throughout Delaware, Dover Federal remains committed to helping its members achieve their financial goals. For more information, visit


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

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