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Federal Shutdown Info

NEW! The Maryland Department of Human Services recently launched a website with additional information about benefits to assist citizens. A list of community food resources by county, frequently asked questions, and phone numbers for each of the local departments of social services are just some of the helpful information DHS provided on its website.

NEW! A new webpage launched on the Frederick County Government website – – provides information and links to resources available for federal employees affected by the current government shutdown. 

VBA Resources for Veterans Affected by the Federal Shutdown 

Additional Resources for Furloughed Employees:

Filing Unemployment Claims

If you are a federal employee and have been furloughed as a result of the federal shutdown, you may file your claim online using the Federal Civilian Employee Application for Benefits or you may file a claim by calling 410-853-1700 or an unemployment insurance claim center
For additional information, including step-by-step instructions for filing your claim, visit www.mdunemployment.comThis is a service provided by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation (DLLR). 

Financial Support for SECU Members Affected By Federal Shutdown

As a financial institution located close to the seat of our federal government and dedicated to the financial well-being of its members, SECU understands the impact caused when government employees are furloughed.

SECU is now offering help to members that have been personally impacted by the federal government shutdown with payment deferrals on existing loans or reduced rates on new Signature loans.

Times like this can be overwhelming. SECU will stand with its members for as long as the furlough lasts to help you manage the impact to your financial well-being.

Members with existing loans: please contact 855-308-1236, and choose option 4.

Members requesting a new loan: please contact 800-879-7328, and choose option 2; then option 3; then option 1.

Or visit any of our branch locations to speak with a member advisor about your specific situation.

Pay and Leave Furlough Guidance from the Office of Personnel Management

Includes guidance on the shutdown's impact on employee pay, sample letters to creditors, and more. Click here to access this resource.