Natural Disaster: This includes but is not limited to: a wildfire, flood, tornado, hurricane, severe storms or earthquake, that have damaged or destroyed the employee's primary residence or have required the employee to evacuate their primary residence. The Fund cannot pay to repair other property and cannot pay to replace non-essential items, such as electronics or furnishings. Photographs or insurance reports may be required.
Serious Or Life-Threatening Illness or Injury: For the employee, spouse or domestic partner, children up to 26 and other eligible IRS dependent(s) who have medical incidents that result in a certified inability to report to work for a minimum of 5 consecutive working days. In the case of COVID diagnosis, a hospitalization is required. The Fund is not a substitute for medical insurance and is not intended to cover insurance deductibles. Employees do not automatically qualify for a grant when they, or their dependents, are diagnosed with or suffer a life-threatening or serious illness or injury. There must be resulting financial need including an inability to pay basic living expenses. IRS tax documentation may be required to verify dependent status. Doctor confirmation or medical documentation will be required.
Death: This includes the death of the employee, spouse, domestic partner, children up to 26 and other eligible IRS dependent(s). The loss of income, cost of burial or funeral expenses, or resulting medical bills prevents an employee or the employee's family from affording basic living expenses. Copy of the death certificate or obituary will be required.
Catastrophic or Extreme Circumstances: This includes but is not limited to: fire, major home damage that could not be prevented, serious crime against the employee (robbery, arson, assault, domestic abuse, extreme vandalism), or another reportable incident beyond the employee's control that impacts the ability to afford basic needs. Catastrophic or extreme circumstances do not include: credit card debt, home foreclosure, wage garnishment, bankruptcy, child support payment, car repair, taxes, or accumulated financial distress. Police, Fire or other official incident report may be required.