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Furlough? It’s NIH Federal Credit Union to the Rescue

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The NIH Federal Credit Union (NIHFCU) recognizes that if a federal government shutdown occurs many individuals may experience temporary financial hardship due to a disruption in pay.

To support NIH employees—and those at other Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) operating divisions—who may be impacted, NIHFCU will make its Special Assistance for Federal Employees (SAFE) Loan program available.

All federal government staff at NIH and HHS whose pay is disrupted may be eligible. (Note: Contractors and fellows will not be eligible.)

For details and to apply, visit, stop by one of its branches or call (800) 877-6440. 

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