Huntington Cares is here to help colleagues get through difficult situations that may happen from time to time. If you’re here and need help, we want to ensure that you have the information you need to effectively navigate the application process. Below you’ll find an overview of what is eligible for the program and a few FAQs that will help you apply.
We’re here to help. If you are in a difficult situation and need assistance, the first step is to determine if you qualify for assistance from Huntington Cares. Some questions to ask include: 1) Am I a qualifying colleague? 2) Do I have a qualifying event? 3) Are my expenses eligible? While there is a vetting process to ensure eligibility for the program, the initial qualifiers are that simple. Let’s find out if you may be eligible based on these questions.
What are the eligible events?
- House Fire
- In-House Damage (e.g. Burst Pipes, leaks)
- Death of spouse, partner, or dependent
- Short-Term Illness
- Domestic or Physical Abuse
- Violent or Non-Violent Crime
- Unscheduled Loss of Child Support
- Unscheduled Loss of Alimony
- Unscheduled Loss of Job/Income (spouse/partner)
What are the eligible expenses?
Some examples of eligible expenses include:
- Large-scale catastrophic events or disasters (e.g. floods, tornadoes, storms)
- Food and clothing for disaster-related assistance
- Basic household goods
- Housing-related assistance, including, but not limited to, reasonable repairs, mortgage and rent payments
- Basic transportation (not including routine maintenance)
- Extraordinary short-term medical expenses that are NOT covered by insurance
- Disaster-related evacuation expenses
- Basic Essential Utilities
- Spoiled Food
- Psychological Counseling
- Funeral, Travel, & Burial Expenses
What are ineligible expenses?
The following are examples of expenses that DO NOT qualify for assistance:
- Lost compensation due to reduced hours or missed time from work
- Legal fees, garnishments or expenses associated with divorce or custody cases such as loss of Alimony
- Credit card or personal loan debt
- Medical procedures, expenses or denied health insurance claims
- Insurance premiums, deductibles, or items covered by insurance policies
- Routine automobile/home repair or those due to deferred maintenance
How to Apply
Step 1 Click the apply button - Create an online account or log in (if you have already created an account) to access the application page, complete the application with the requested information.
Step 2 Submit your application - Complete the requested information and upload the required supporting document and submit for review.
Step 3 Breathe Easier - A grant specialist will review your application and contact you if more information is required.
What Happens Next?
Once your application is received you will receive a notification confirming your application has been submitted. If additional information is necessary to move forward you will receive an email outlining what documentation our team needs. Upon receipt of all supporting documentation E4E Relief will review and make a decision regarding your request. If approved, a grant distribution will be made based on your payment preference selected in the application. Check back daily to see the progress of your application as it moves through the review process.