University Hardship Fund

The University Hardship Fund is sponsored by the Tender Loving Care Brigade and coordinated through the Office of Employee Assistance (OEA). We recognize that faculty and staff may experience hardships that require emergency financial assistance. The Hardship Fund is not a loan; rather it is a program available to assist eligible faculty and staff who are experiencing a “qualified” emergency and who have exhausted all avenues for obtaining assistance. The program is designed to address an event or catastrophe that is non-recurring, sudden, unexpected, and critical, such as but not limited to the following:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Death of an immediate family member
  • Acute illness
  • Critical Injury
  • Fire

ELIGIBILITY – all of the following are required for consideration

  • Full-time employees who have worked at FIU for at least one year.
  • Employees who are benefit earning, regular employees.
  • The event must have occurred during the employee’s employment at FIU.
  • Employees must complete the Confidential Application below (which requires documentation of the need) and submit this to the Office of Employee Assistance. Supporting documentation must be submitted to support all requests.
  • Employees must meet with staff of the Office of Employee Assistance to determine whether the hardship situation meets the criteria of a “qualified” emergency.

All grants approved by the TLC Hardship Fund will provide funds directly to creditors. No payments will be made directly to the employee.

The maximum grant award will not exceed $1,000 and there is a maximum amount of $1,000 that an employee may receive from the Hardship Fund.

Please explain the reasons for the hardship in the space provided in the application. Once the application has been received, a staff member from the Office of Employee Assistance will be in contact with you to arrange for a confidential consultation to discuss your application. Please feel free to contact the Office of Employee Assistance at 305-348-2469 with questions about the application process or the University Hardship Fund.


CONFIDENTIAL APPLICATION

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY HARDSHIP FUND


Date of application:

Have you applied previously:
YesNo

If Yes, when:

Prior amount received:

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Employee name:

Panther ID:

E-mail:

Address:

City/State:

Zip code:

Campus location:

Office location:

Home/Cell:

Work phone:

Date of hire:

Mos./Yrs. of service:

DETAILS OF HARDSHIP
Money to be used for:

Expected length of hardship:

How much money are you requesting:

Please explain reasons for hardship:

Attach documentation, such as bills or letters to this application.
All information will be held in confidence



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PAYEE INFORMATION:

PAYEE #1
Name
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Address:

Telephone number:


PAYEE #2
Name
:

Address:

Telephone number:

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. I certify that the information herein is complete and accurate.
2. If my application is approved, I give permission to FIU to contact the payee (if necessary.)
3. I give OEA consent to disclose general information to the Hardship Fund Committee.

I understand that because the check is issued by the FIU Foundation, it is impossible to make the entire process confidential. Every effort will be made to preserve my confidentiality.

By checking the box to the left, you agree that: you have read, understand and accept these terms and conditions