Economic Impact Payment/ Stimulus Checks
Assistance with Bills and Loans
If you are anticipating having trouble paying bills or loans on time then reach out early to lenders and creditors.
Spectrum: waived late fees and will not terminate service for 60 days.
Many major credit card companies have put new procedures in place to assist those who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact your provider and see what procedures they have put in place to assist you.
If you are unable to make payments on your student loans then you may qualify for a delayed or reduced payment program.
Contact your provider to review the options available to you such as an income-driven repayment plan or a graduated repayment plan.
All New York State regulated financial institutions are required to provide 90-day mortgage forbearance for individuals experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact your loan provider for more information on how to apply for forbearance.
Assistance Filing Taxes
The NYS tax filing deadline and IRS Federal tax filing deadlines have been pushed to July 15, 2020. All taxes owed to NYS and the IRS will need to be paid by this date as well.
Consumer Protection from Fraud
Emergencies are the ideal times for scammers to take advantage of consumers. Be cautious about who you provide financial information to.
How FEC Can Help
Syracuse FEC counselors are equipped to provide assistance in avoiding and recovering from consumer fraud:
For More Information
For more information about avoiding fraud go to the following websites:
Legal Aid Phone Numbers:
Divorce and UIB 315-218-0141
Family Court 315-218-0198
Immigration (English) 315-218-0196
Immigration (Spanish) 315-218-0152
Landlord Tenant 315-218-0141
General Intake 315-218-0141
General Intake (Spanish) 315-218-0105