Strike Grant for Personal Loan-holders

Union Plus Hardship Assistance

Strike Grant for Personal Loan-holders

Benefit Description

$300 payment to Union Plus Personal Loan-holders who've been on union-sanctioned strike or lockout and meet the requirements below.

  1. You must be a Union Plus Personal Loan-holder in good standing.
  2. You must have been a Union Plus Personal Loan-holder for at least six (6) consecutive months.
  3. You must complete the required application and demonstrate that you, have been unemployed due to a union-sanctioned strike or lockout for a minimum of 30 consecutive days within the 12 month period prior to the date that you submit an application for a Strike Grant — and that the strike loss occurred at least six (6) months after you became a Union Plus Personal Loan-holder
  4. You must provide documentation of the date the unemployment commenced due to a union-sanctioned strike or lockout, and proof that the duration of the strike or lockout was at least 30 consecutive days.
How to Apply
  1. Collect and copy the required documentation:
    • Letter from your local union acknowledging a union-sanctioned strike or a lockout lasting 30 days or more within the last 12 months.
  2. Complete the online application form.
  3. Print your confirmation email, sign and mail all required documentation to:
    Union Plus Strike Grant
    1100 First St. NE, Suite 850
    Washington, DC 20002
  4. If you choose, you may also scan and email your documents to or fax them to our secure fax line at 866-481-5568. However, please be sure to include the application with the documentation. Cellphone photos of documents are discouraged.
  5. Please allow 6-8 weeks for application processing.  You will be notified by mail when your application has been approved or denied.
  6. If approved for the grant, payment will be made by check and mailed directly to you.

Grants valued at $600 or more may be considered taxable income by the Internal Revenue Service. Therefore, a Form 1099-MISC tax reporting form will be issued to each recipient of grants valued at $600 or more.

Apply for the Grant


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