Eligibility

The Associate Relief Fund is available to all full-time and part-time U.S. (including Puerto Rico and Guam) associates including: Corporate, Retail, and Warehouse.

Disaster Events:

We offer short-term and long-term grants that cover expenses caused by natural, manmade, or personal disasters including:

  • Personal disaster (house fire, burst pipe, etc.)
  • Disaster resulting from an accident on common carrier (boat, plane, bus, etc.)
  • Catastrophic natural disasters
  • Government/presidentially declared disasters
  • Wartime events
  • Terroristic or military action

Short-Term Grants

There are no income restrictions for short-term grants and associates who meet eligibility criteria can apply (max $1,500) to help cover expenses related to evacuation, including:

  • Hotel/lodging
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Travel related evacuation costs

The event and expense must have occurred within 45 days for short-term evacuation expenses related to a catastrophic disaster.

Long-Term Grants

Associates may apply for a long-term grant (max $2,500) within 120 days of the disaster with no income restrictions. After 120 days, income restrictions apply. Associates with total compensation of $80K or less and meet the eligibility criteria can apply for a long-term grant to cover:

  • Housing (repairs, mortgage/rent, relocation assistance)
  • Contents (furniture, essential appliances, clothing and other contents)
  • Basic essential utilities
  • Transportation (payments, repairs, re-placement)
  • Lost food (e.g. due to power outages or flooding)

The event must have occurred within 12 months of the application process to be eligible.

Personal Hardship:

The Fund is available to assist associates who are experiencing a personal hardship. Associates with total compensation of $80K or less and meet the criteria can apply for a grant (max $2,500) to assist with financial hardship due to the following circumstances:

  • Short-term illness and/or accidents
  • Unscheduled loss of child support
  • Denied health insurance claim
  • Domestic/physical abuse
  • Unplanned and temporary spouse/partner loss of job/income
  • Death of the associate, spouse/partner/dependent or parent

Grants are available to help cover the following expenses:

  • Housing
  • Basic essential utilities
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Transportation
  • Medical
  • Insurance
  • Childcare
  • Funeral/Burial

The event must have occurred within 12 months of the application process for the associate to be eligible.