Furloughed Workers Feel the Financial Pinch

Thousands of government employees face unpaid furloughs this year. Here’s how they’re coping.

Thousands of government employees face unpaid furloughs this year. Here’s how they’re coping
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Apply for help. Federal employees experiencing financial hardship can apply for grants, no-interest loans of up to $1,000 or college scholarships through organizations like the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund. Dougan, who serves on the FEEA board, says numerous federal employees have called FEEA asking about potential assistance. "FEEA is anticipating trying to make a whole lot of money available to folks," he says.