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    Flora Mascarenas

    I applied in July 9th and got my advance the next day but they never let me know I got it or sent me a link. I was found out I had received it by checking my bank statement, they sent it back because of a name mismatch. I emailed them and got a denial letter for my loan but they said “We are pleased that we were able to give you an EIDL Advance under this program even though we are unable to make you a loan. We hope the Advance funds will provide some relief in these difficult circumstances.” I got this email on October 1st. does this mean they sent me my advance or where can I find out when I will receive it?

      Jessica Dinsmore

      Hi Flora,

      I’d check with your bank. Many others have reported having their funds held and returned by their banks. Good luck to you!

        shirley h.

        Hi,
        I applied EIDL loan in mid April, today $9000 was approved for my business. But i never rec’ EIDL advance, that means after 7-10 days, when i actually rec’ the money, i can keep $2000 since i have two employees…so i only need to return $7000? thanks

          Jessica Dinsmore

          Hi Shirley,

          The advance is separate from the loan. You’ll need to repay the full loan. It is not uncommon to have received the loan and not the advance, and the advance still may be on its way. The FAQ’s in one of our related posts might be helpful in further explaining that. Congrat’s on getting some funding!

            Bobby

            I applied back in March, and still did not get the money. They said there was a discrepancy between my business name and the name on my business account, which is complete crap. When I check the website, it says that the funds have been disbursed (nope). My credit report shows the loan as well (that I never received) counting against my rolling utilization. Now today I just got my first SBA loan statement saying that they are counting interest against my loan, but that my first payment isn’t due until next year, but that I should make payments now. Are you kidding me? I emailed the bill to the SBA, no response so far. They show that my loan has already incurred $56 dollars in interest.

              Joseph Sagapolu

              Hello I have been called the SBA customer service want to find out what is the status of my application still no help at all they told me to use a Sba portal there is thousand of application portal all I want is my application status do I get it or not I have so many bills needs to be paid at least some kind of text or whatever way to help me out, I check with my bank account nothing.Please help me.

                Jessica Dinsmore

                Hi Joseph,

                If they are directing you to the portal, I’d suggest logging in to see the status there, if you haven’t already. I’ve pulled the instructions from this post for you. I hope you are able to get an update; good luck to you!

                Online Through The SBA Website
                If you submitted your application online, you can check the status of your loan through the SBA website. This is the quickest and easiest way to verify the status of your EIDL. Please note that if you applied through the expedited COVID-19 portal, you will be unable to check your status online.

                You can also log into the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Portal using the email address or username and password with which you registered when completing your online application. Once you’ve logged in, you’ll be able to check the status of your loan.

                You can also access the SBA Assistant. This also requires the username and password used when applying for your loan. Through these portals, you can view information related to your application including the application number, the current status, and the date that the status was last updated.

                  Raymond Long

                  Filled out for loan got an email that said application approved. Does this mean I will receive funds or is there another step after this?

                    Jessica Dinsmore

                    Hi Raymond,

                    Approval is always good news! Check out this post Approval & Funding Time For Economic Injury Disaster (EIDL) Loans: What To Expect for more info. on what the process is supposed to look like. Good luck to you!

                      Jonathan

                      I applied for a disaster loan on May 16th. I received the $1.000 advance the next day but have heard nothing since. How worried should I be? We’re struggling to meet monthly bills and we don’t have the money to pay our home property tax coming up. How can I expect to be notified of approval/rejection-phone, email, US mail?(we’ve had problems with our USPS delivery.) I have an application number but no password to check the portal for the status. Can I assume the application is still being processed or has something gone wrong?

                        Jessica Dinsmore

                        Hi Jonathan,

                        It would be best if you reach out to the SBA and try to get these answers from them. Approvals and denials should arrive via email, so if you’ve received neither, I’d think it was still in process, but if I were in your shoes I’d want to speak with someone to verify.

                          Al

                          Hi Jonathan, this happened to me and finally got through to a loan officer who said application was set aside as inactive due to need for more info. Now I am sending paperwork and hopefully it will be processed. FYI I had been told and emailed 5 times that my application for sba loan was processing. Not true.

                            Shayna Coney

                            i applied on july 12th and my credit was just pulled on the 25th of this month but still no word on a determination. I dont even have my portal info yet… i called and was told that they couldnt verify my bank and that my personal credit was too low but there is still no determination or a review by a loan officer yet. dose this mean i wont get approved? is that whats holding things up?

                              Jessica Dinsmore

                              Hi Shayna,

                              Derogatory remarks on your credit history could certainly be the culprit, and I’d encourage you to try to get in touch with them again to try to get more information. And I’d also suggest you make sure you provided a business account, not a personal one, as that has been an issue for many other business owners. Good luck to you.

                                joel b nikolas

                                applied 8.13.20 confirmed amount of 90,000 in process until 8.29.20 went on to SBA website
                                and said denied called SBA and they said its still under review at least there was some movement
                                so if you get that call them and see whats up. Im still in the game!!

                                  Amaya Mitchell

                                  I applied for my EIDL loan and got an application number but i never received an email asking me to create an account through the portal. IS that weird?

                                    Jessica Dinsmore

                                    Hi Amaya,

                                    It’s actually pretty common. Many people have reported not receiving an email for weeks or even months.

                                      gwendolyn walker

                                      what it means went it say request block when i try to check my status?

                                        Jessica Dinsmore

                                        Hi Gwendolyn,

                                        It sounds like your request is being blocked for one reason or another. You may want to check with the SBA to see if they can help you identify the cause of the block. Unfortunately, there is no way for us to know. Hopefully, they can help you get logged in ASAP!

                                          Vaughan

                                          I applied for a loan and I got an email from a representative to provide more documents . Sent all documents and she email me my application has been approved but for the last 3 weeks now hv been waiting for approval email so I can sign documents . Is it only me or is there anyone going through the same thing as well ?

                                            Jessica Dinsmore

                                            Hi Vaughan,

                                            So many others are in the same boat as you; you are definitely not alone. The process is very clunky and anything but uniform. Hopefully, they’ll unlock your doc’s so you can sign them and get funded ASAP! Good luck!

                                              Mike

                                              I got approved for the SBA loan sign the Documents send it back they disbursed the money on August the 28th but I missed one number on my bank account. They asked for for my bank account with my name and the the account and rounding with driver license. That was on September the 3rd and still waiting for the funds to put into my account . Has anyone have any answers on how long this will take . We are all going threw thought times right now and waiting seems like an eternity? Please help!!!!

                                                Mat

                                                While filing for the sba loan , I submitted everything correctly but I didn’t type my full name when it got to the part that required me to put in my full name . I only typed “mat” instead of matthieu fogg , but I put in every detail correctly including my bank account number and routine number . Please does this mean I wont be able to get my loan approved ? Thanks

                                                  Jessica Dinsmore

                                                  Hi Mat,

                                                  That’s not something we can answer for you, unfortunately. You’d be better off getting in touch with the SBA (via phone and/or email) and asking them, and see if they can make the correction if needed.

                                                    Marcus

                                                    I applied for the loan on the 8th of July 15th of July I received email saying I was eligible August 2th I received email saying my application was approved and August 16th i received email saying funds have been disbursed to my account but so far I haven’t received it could someone tell me what should I do or if there i can do anything about it

                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                      Hi Marcus,

                                                      You could try to contact the SBA or your bank to see where the funds were sent. Many banks have been putting holds on the checks if they are being deposited into personal accounts, so that could be cause for delay.

                                                        Patti

                                                        I applied June 30th and got my loan approved by July 17th or so, only $2000 but my grant approved for $3000 they said sent but My BANK SAYS NO> I call and bug them constantly as they need to know where this funding went. KEEP bugging them. I talked to customer service they say mam there is no more grant money. THEN WHY DID YOU SAY I WAS APPROVED, WHY DID YOU SAY IT WAS SENT WHEN IT WAS NOT> NO ANSWERS still till this day and been on it calling them.

                                                          Jessica Dinsmore

                                                          Hi Patti,

                                                          If you can, get in touch with the SBA again and try to verify the account information that they deposited the funds into. Perhaps they were off by a number and deposited into the wrong account. I hope you can track it down. I’m so sorry.

                                                            emigz

                                                            i submitted my loan application, yesterday Aug 6th. Says i was eligible up to $40k, which i accepted.
                                                            however, i answered one of my questions to Verify Identity incorrectly, hit submit too quickly and could not stop it in time to change it.
                                                            It did say, “could not verify but no worries, you can continue with application”, which i did and completed the rest and submitted it.
                                                            Should i email the customer support to inform them of the correct answer?
                                                            Or will they contact me regardless.
                                                            Also;
                                                            i received notifications from my Credit Alerts that there has been an inquiry for my credit report.
                                                            Is that a positive sign or?

                                                            thanks in advance!
                                                            E~

                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                              Hi Emigz,

                                                              To be on the safe side I’d be proactive and try to get in touch with someone. I wouldn’t count on them getting ahold of you. Communication has been very one-sided throughout the crisis, so you’ll definitely want to advocate for yourself.

                                                                Mary Boykin

                                                                Did my loan on july 17, later that day every vertify , Just process was pre-approve for a certain amomunt.On Aug 10, it say denial. What about the 1,000 grant that would help alot of peoples…..Mary

                                                                  Laura

                                                                  If I were going to get denied how long does it typically take?

                                                                  I applied and within a couple of hrs was offered to create an account and offered an amount of 25k I accepted the amount and verified myself and bank info is also verified, the section for review and sign documents is grayed out and the application states being processed, its been a couple of days and i have not heard anything, Any Idea or can someone give me insight of what to expect next?

                                                                    Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                    Hi Laura,

                                                                    There is no set timeline for denials. At some point you can expect an email, to either deny or approve you. If you’re approved and offered a loan amount, you can accept all, some or none of it, and then you can sign. For some it happens in minutes, others are still waiting months later. The application process is very flawed. Best of luck to you!

                                                                      Tony

                                                                      I Applied for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan.
                                                                      Got an email to create my password and confirm my identity. Now it just says loan being process but would not allow me to sign loan docs. Did some go wrong? Have anybody experience this? Thank you

                                                                        Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                        Hi Tony,

                                                                        Your application is likely being processed. If you receive and accept a loan offer you should be able to sign the docs.

                                                                          Merylon

                                                                          Exactly the same thing happened to me, I applied on 2nd of August, I confirmed the amount and up till now and I can’t be able to review and sign closed documents and it’s still showing me that my application is been processed , please I want to know my faith of Receiving the SBA loan

                                                                            Rayneisha

                                                                            Hello i recieved my grant and my bank sent the money back to sba because it had my business name i talked to someone who said theyll send me a email regarding the funds cant get in contact with anyone

                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                              Hi Rayneisha,

                                                                              A lot of people have had this problem when depositing to personal accounts. The SBA wasn’t clear about this and banks have rules they have to follow, I’m guessing. I hope you can get ahold of the bank manager to see what you can do to get your money back!

                                                                                Lacole

                                                                                Same here. I finally was able to update my banking info that reflects my name and still no deposit. Soon we will be going on 2 months.

                                                                                  Latonya Jenkins

                                                                                  When am I going to receive any information about my loan?

                                                                                    John

                                                                                    I got an update saying my funds had been released but as of today nothing is showing in my account, how long should it be before I see the deposit ?

                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                      Hi John,

                                                                                      I wish I had the answer! The timeline seems to look different for every applicant, unfortunately, so there really is no way to even begin to guesstimate. Fingers crossed it comes soon for you!

                                                                                        JAMES A CADET

                                                                                        hi,
                                                                                        I would to know the Status of my Econnomic injury disaster loan application of Covid-19 please?

                                                                                          Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                          Hi James,

                                                                                          I wish I could tell you, but you’ll need to reach out to the SBA for that information. We provide a few different ways to contact them in this post we are commenting on. I’d suggest trying one or all methods. Good luck!

                                                                                            Deshanda W

                                                                                            I applied and was approved on July 24, I still haven’t received the money. Why is it taking so long? My business is hurting right now.

                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                              Hi Deshanda,

                                                                                              Many others are in the same position, unfortunately. You can try emailing, calling and/or logging in to the portal to see if you can pinpoint the cause of the delay. It may just be the overwhelming number of loans being processed right now is cause for slower processing time.

                                                                                                Deshanda Watts

                                                                                                I have been in funding stage since 7/24, however no one at sba can tell me why other than they will escalate my information to a supervisor.

                                                                                                  Melissa

                                                                                                  My loan status is at the Waiting for Review and Sign Documents stage. Does everyone get a phone call at this last stage or is done by email?

                                                                                                    DAURIN

                                                                                                    The last stage is done by email and can take up to 6 weeks (as mine did) to receive the Signing Docs.

                                                                                                      FYI, EIDL processing

                                                                                                      I processed a COVID-19 EIDL application on 7/16/2020, verified identity and electronic disbursement on 7/17/2020 and the application was approved 8/04/2020. Start to finish 19 days. Will update with actual payment disbursal when it completes.

                                                                                                      This is just to let those who have not yet received approval know a general timeframe.

                                                                                                        Alex

                                                                                                        Hello, everyone! Completed an EIDL loan app today via SBA website, then reviewed and submitted, however, did not get a confirmation email. Application submitted was completed a bit after normal business hours. Should I wait and check my email at a later dates, or did something went wrong. Please, advise. Thanks!

                                                                                                        P. S. I did get a confirmation page with an app#

                                                                                                          Shari P

                                                                                                          I applied and was approved on July 3, I still haven’t received the money. Why is it taking so long? My business is really hurting right now.

                                                                                                            Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                            Hi Shari,

                                                                                                            I’m sorry your business is struggling! They are just inundated with applications right now. The good news is that you were approved (hooray for that!), so funds should be coming your way eventually… hopefully sooner than later.

                                                                                                              shirley h.

                                                                                                              Sorry, i want to withdraw previous comment. This $1000 is not the EIDL advance, it is a EIDL loan. I believe Merchant maverick ADMIN is right, after JUly 11, people are no longer receiving EIDL advance anymore.

                                                                                                                andy frey

                                                                                                                i applied for the sba eidl loan and was approved for 116,000 but only took 25,000 how do i ask for an increase

                                                                                                                  Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                  Hi Andy,

                                                                                                                  As far as we know, once you’ve accepted the loan there is no way to modify it.

                                                                                                                    amy bynum

                                                                                                                    AMY BYNUM
                                                                                                                    Thu, Jul 30, 3:27 PM (1 day ago)
                                                                                                                    to disasterloans

                                                                                                                    Hello,

                                                                                                                    I got my portal last Thursday and I submitted everything. I logged out and went to log back in and it states that my user name and or password is incorrect. When I hit the forget my password button and type in my email address that the portal came to I never get a link to reset my password. I have been calling customer service since last Thursday and finally today someone gave me the link to forget your password. disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/account/forgotpassword1 When I went there I was able to reset password however I already had an account with the sba.gov website. So I set up another one with my business email thinking that if I logged in that one that I would be able to access my portal, but that was a dead end road as well.

                                                                                                                    where can you see your portal on the sba website when you log in?

                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                      Hi Amy,

                                                                                                                      You can try this link possibly https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/s/ and find the SBA Loan Assistant in the bottom right corner. Otherwise, I’d suggest asking a Tier 2 rep if they can help you.

                                                                                                                        Melissa

                                                                                                                        Well, I got the 1k grant but was turned down due to unverifiable information. I got an email to please call them. I’ve tried repeatedly to call them only to be put in hours long wait queues only to end up cut off. there is go back button option if you hit the wrong option, and there is absolutely no way to view the exact issue online either. Typical gov’t program.

                                                                                                                          shameka

                                                                                                                          I got approve now I have been waiting two weeks to sign documents how long does it take.

                                                                                                                            Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                            Hi Shameka,

                                                                                                                            It’s a mess, and it’s different for everyone, unfortunately. You could try getting in touch by phone or email if you haven’t yet. Maybe an agent can tell you if there is a reason for the holdup or if it’s just moving through the process very slowly. Best wishes!

                                                                                                                              Valerie

                                                                                                                              How do you know if you got approved for sba eidl loan… I know my next step is to sign and review documents however the link for sign and review documents is not clickable as of yet. Aapplied 7/22 and got email to set up account on 7/22.

                                                                                                                                Kim Johnson

                                                                                                                                How long does an app stay on file after denial? I was denied for the loan but not the grant. I applied on 6/19 & still haven’t received anything does this mean I’m not getting the grant? Every time I call and speak with a tier 2 rep they just say everything is verified. What does this mean?

                                                                                                                                  Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                  Hi Kim,
                                                                                                                                  Unfortunately as of 7/11/2020 the SBA announced that they closed the advance program. So as we understand it, they are not issuing any additional grants regardless of the application date.

                                                                                                                                    jacqueline sanchez

                                                                                                                                    I was sent a denial because I failed to answer a few questions, I have been so frustrated. I send an email to customer service no one answered. I reapplied thinking this would correct error in 24 hours got an email duplicated denial. Seems they are faster to denial than assist. I sign into portal to correct application i see nothing. I sent an email requesting a paper application today lets see if that goes thru.

                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                      Hi Jaqueline,

                                                                                                                                      You are only allowed one application per business, however, you can submit a reconsideration request. You can find instructions on how to do this on page 131-132 in chapter 7.28. RECONSIDERATION OF DECLINED LOAN APPLICATIONS of the SBA’s Standard Operating Procedures.

                                                                                                                                        Rick

                                                                                                                                        This is my history!!!!!
                                                                                                                                        7-7 do the app
                                                                                                                                        7-8 got the email to make profile and the amount of the loan
                                                                                                                                        7-24 got a call from SBA loan department and they say my app was approve
                                                                                                                                        7-28 founds are in my business account….
                                                                                                                                        Good look to everyone …..

                                                                                                                                          crystal

                                                                                                                                          where does the email come from. so i know what to look out for

                                                                                                                                            sammy

                                                                                                                                            I applied on the 17th of July, i have updated all needed, my status is saying your application is being processed. how long does it take, to get paid

                                                                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                              Hi Sammy,

                                                                                                                                              The timeline looks different for every business, unfortunately. It’s impossible to say.

                                                                                                                                                Donald Thompson

                                                                                                                                                My bank is withholding my funds from my loan via Sba after giving me 2500 because of typo era on last name yet it was released to my account by routing number and social security number the bank requires documentation from Sba how do I solve my problem I’ve called and email SBA everyday to no avail

                                                                                                                                                  Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                  Hi Donald,

                                                                                                                                                  Unfortunately, the only answer is to keep trying. I’m sorry.

                                                                                                                                                    Pj

                                                                                                                                                    I had got approve for both loans sba and eidl but when it was time to enter amount on eidl I selected the amount of 0 on accident now it’s saying I’m denied when I was trying to approve the money they were tryna give me I been emailing and calling and I’ve been getting the run around I ended up making a new application and that one got denied as well I just want to start over and approve the amount that was given HELPPPPP

                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                      Hi PJ,

                                                                                                                                                      You are only allowed one application per business, however, you can submit a reconsideration request. You can find instructions on how to do this on page 131-132 in chapter 7.28. RECONSIDERATION OF DECLINED LOAN APPLICATIONS of the SBA’s Standard Operating Procedures.

                                                                                                                                                        Val

                                                                                                                                                        Applied in April, rcvd email on 5/3, grant deposited 5/4. Rcvd approval and loan info on 6/3, signed closing documents on the 6/14, still have not received my funds….. I have called, no one can tell me anything other than I am at the funding stage.

                                                                                                                                                          KellyB

                                                                                                                                                          I also signed on 6/14 and still no funds deposited. Daily calls and no one can answer why. Others have applied, been approved, signed documents and received funds within a week, but I am still waiting. So frustrating!

                                                                                                                                                            Val

                                                                                                                                                            I have called Tier 2 every day for the past 3 weeks, no one can tell me anything other than I am at the funding stage! I don’t understand how some people are funded immediately. I was approved for a loan under the $25,000 guidance, so why is it not being funded…… Who else can I speak to, because no one can get me answers!

                                                                                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                              Sorry Val, I wish I had the answer. All I can say is keep trying, it’s gotta come through eventually. Please keep us posted.

                                                                                                                                                                Patricia

                                                                                                                                                                Hi Val, I almost have the exact same timeline. I called and spoke with tier 2, even emailed my loan officer, and all she said was I was in the funding stage. However, yesterday, I emailed her again, and she told me there was an issue with my banking information and call customer services. I updated my banking information and called customer services and confirmed it. So I am still waiting as well.

                                                                                                                                                                  Sarasvadee

                                                                                                                                                                  Same here, I signed the closing documents on 6/15 and now still waiting for the fund

                                                                                                                                                                    Kionna

                                                                                                                                                                    I got the email to make the account , I selected the loan amount . Confirmed my identity . It’s saying that it is being processed but it’s not letting me review and sigh the documents. Does that mean I wasn’t approved? I haven’t received any other emails

                                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                      Hi Kionna,

                                                                                                                                                                      It sounds like it’s just moving through the process slowly. You would have gotten an email that said you were denied, so just hold on a little longer, and hopefully, it’ll wrap up quick!

                                                                                                                                                                        darcel

                                                                                                                                                                        Hello my Status is (AMOUNT CONFIRMED) , VERIFIED IDENTITY, COMPLETED THE DISBURSEMENT , and now I am waiting to Review and Sign Closing. Am I still waiting on the APPROVAL?

                                                                                                                                                                          This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                          Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Darcel,

                                                                                                                                                                          It sure sounds like it! However, others have reported receiving emails that actually say “approved”, so I can’t say for sure. Fingers crossed!

                                                                                                                                                                            George

                                                                                                                                                                            I’m wondering if i could apply with my business tax ID. I have already applied as a sole proprietorship and got approved for $4,000. but Am feeling my computer business might not survive and i need a loan to sustain it. I was scared of getting a loan that might hurt me in my business but as time progress i deem it necessary to obtain the loan. Should the first approved application affect my new application am deciding to do.

                                                                                                                                                                              This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                              Hi George, it’s one application per business. Any additional applications are withdrawn by the SBA. You could however apply for a PPP loan if you haven’t done that yet.

                                                                                                                                                                                Rube Reid

                                                                                                                                                                                Does “Application Approved” mean that my loan is Approved??

                                                                                                                                                                                  This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                  Hi Rube,

                                                                                                                                                                                  I don’t think that would indicate a loan approval, but perhaps a prequalification. As in, the application looks good, we approve. Next step…

                                                                                                                                                                                    Jacqui

                                                                                                                                                                                    I was denied a loan, but it said that I was approved for the grant and that I should’ve gotten it already. Does this mean I’ll actually get the grant? I applied 7/10.

                                                                                                                                                                                      This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi Jacqui,

                                                                                                                                                                                      It’s highly unlikely. The SBA halted all advances effective 7/11.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Gloria

                                                                                                                                                                                        How much do your credit score have to be to get approved ?

                                                                                                                                                                                          This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Gloria,

                                                                                                                                                                                          There isn’t a credit score requirement but rather a credit history review showing an acceptable payment history.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Philip

                                                                                                                                                                                            Question: I received an email saying my application will continue to be processed and they have withdrawn my other application. What does this mean? What will happen next?

                                                                                                                                                                                              This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi Philip,

                                                                                                                                                                                              It means they received more than one application for your business. When this happens, they withdraw any application submitted after the initial application and continue processing the first one.

                                                                                                                                                                                                This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                tamia

                                                                                                                                                                                                i have same message so does that mean i will still get processed an how long it’s still on half a bar

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hi Tamia,

                                                                                                                                                                                                  It just means they won’t process any additional applications for your business- only the first one received. The timeline is so different for everyone that there is no way to tell how long it will take for you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    JessicaD

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hello,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    The same happened to me but I called (there was a 2 he hold time) and they said the system glitched (mine was last Tuesday) but also that my social had went in wrong. I DK if the social being put in wrong was a part of the glitch or she took it wromg to give me a status. It’s a week later and I still have not heard anything but I do know that they are way backed up. I recommend calling but put your phone on Bluetooth or speaker and go about you day until someone takes the call because hold times are long. Also, when calling, reconfirm that the confirmation number you are aware of is back opened. Identity thieves and scammers could also be using our info.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      Calvella. Wilson

                                                                                                                                                                                                      I apllied last sunday and minutes after i recieved an email stating i was pre-approved for the loan but havent heard anything since. Whats going to happen next?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Melissa

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Same Here, got the email saying we were approved the same day we submitted the application. Says its processing since and its been 2 weeks

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gloria

                                                                                                                                                                                                          I applied on the ninth so do I get the Advance grant

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi Gloria,

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Based on the language in the SBA’s statement, it is unclear. But from what we have been hearing from readers, they are not issuing anymore advances regardless of application date.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Daija

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I received an email on Saturday dated the 15th saying they unable to approve my loan at the time either because my loan was less then the amount I received from the eidl advance or because I need more proof what does that mean ??

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Daija,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                I would assume that it means your economic injury is less than the amount you’ve already received. And/or they need more proof to substantiate a loan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Diane

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The advances ran out of money on July 11th so no more advances were given from that date forward

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    eric marker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    if my reason states “economic injury is less than the amount I received from the EIDL advance”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    what does that mean? will I still get my advance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    do I need to submit more information

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi Eric,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Unfortunately, the SBA has stopped issuing advances, effective 7/11/2020. From what we’ve been hearing they are not issuing grants on pending applications as the advance funds have been exhausted. The EIDL loan program and PPP loans are still loaning out money, much of which can be forgiven as long as requirements are met. We’ve also got a list of alternative funding options that may be helpful to you. Good luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        cisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        hi Jessica, question?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        so I applied as a sole proprietor, with my ss and business name, received an email with a offer on july 9th, submitted through portal, but when I went to verify my identity it states “they are unable to verify me, but I can still continue with application”, as of today 7/20 green box states in process? has anyone had this issue? and what can I do to have them verify me asap?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Cisco,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This seems to be a widespread problem. I’d do whatever you can to get in touch with a Tier 2 rep and find out what you need to do next.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            James

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I applied last week and haven’t heard anything back…will the send email if not approved?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi James,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yes, others have reported receiving denial emails. You should hear something eventually, one way or another. We wish you the best of luck.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mose Tyler

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                All my paperwork was submitted and the documents was e signed and it said completed how long will it be before I receive the funds

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hi Mose,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The only way to (potentially) find out is to get in touch with Tier 2 and see if they can tell you. There have been no standard timelines established. Some are funded in days others wait months. I wish I had a better answer.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Steven

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I was approved for my EIDL loan on 7/6 still haven’t received funds. My loan status still says application in process. Can anyone tell me how long could this take possible for me to receive funds. Thank you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi Steven,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Unfortunately, no one will be able to tell you how long it will take for you to receive your funds, except possibly the SBA. Everyone’s journey has looked very different and there really is no standard timeline. For some it takes a few days while others wait months. The best thing you can do is carve out some time, sit on hold with the SBA for as long as it takes, and don’t hang up until you speak to a Tier 2 rep that can give you some answers. If they can’t help, try asking for a supervisor. Good luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mohamed Houmsi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I received this email.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We have received multiple applications from your business for economic injury as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Your earliest application will continue to be processed and we have withdrawn application number …..from active consideration.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        what does this means.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        when will get a definite answer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        thank u

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Mohamed,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It means they received multiple applications for your business and they are going to process only the first one they received. The timeline looks different for everyone, so I really can’t say when you’ll hear from them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sarasvadee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I am in the same situation, I signed the closing documents since 6/15 until now I haven’t received any funds yet. I’ve been trying to contact SBA through emails but no one answers.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Keanna Gray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              is there a way to amend my application. i need to add the right amount employees on my application?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Keanna,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                You might be able to make modifications in the portal as long as you haven’t accepted a loan offer yet. Otherwise, I’d suggest trying to reach Tier 2 via any or all of the methods we provide in this post. They should be able to help you make that change.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Raymond

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I applied,….appproved….and signed the closing documents. How long can i expect before the funds are deposited in my acct. ?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi Raymond,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We have a post on what to expect re: approval and funding time that might help clarify the process… but the truth is, it’s anyone’s guess. The timeline has varied from start to finish in under a week for some, and others have been approved and waiting for months with no funds to speak of. Hopefully, you’re in the first group. Please keep us posted!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Theresa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi Raymond, can i ask you, how long did it take for them to send you the closing docs? I’m at the part when it just says application being processed..Next step is review and sign..but it hasn’t opened that link for me..Does this mean i will not get it or am i still waiting for approval? Thanks for any info you can share

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kesh williams

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hi… it took them 8 business days to get my closing docs over to me… before then they were grayed out… hope that help.. now just waiting for funds

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Raymond L Martin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Loan was approved within 3 days. Just completed application today, correct bank account. Signed application today 7-21/20, awaiting direct dieposit.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ricardo Ruiz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi .. I’m in the same position,,,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7-7-2002 do application
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7-8-2002 got email for how much the loan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7-24-2020 sign closing documents with the approval notice …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            let me know if you know anything and I do as well ty.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Charles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I received email 130am talking about my application being process anybody else

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Denise

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Do I have to submit financial documents to be approval for the sba loan. My application say declined.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hi Denise,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If documentation was requested, you would have needed to submit it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sandra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    What does it mean when it says Confirmed amount identified identity and identified direct deposit but where it says to sign closing documents it’s grayed out also says application in process

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi Sandra,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We really don’t have a lot of information on the portal. Getting in touch with Tier 2 is probably going to be your best bet- or perhaps another reader will be able to answer your question. Best of luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Deborah

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mine has said the same thing, for at least a month now. I did attempt the 3 suggestions above for updates. One, is to our account which is what we are speaking about with the status of being processed, and on the phone line, I was just on hold for 20 minutes, when the recording let me know I was color 1075 in line. I don’t think I will hold that long thank you very much! I have not even received the advance though, which I thought would have been sent as the processing began. And now, they are saying no more loans OR advances. I could see if they continue processing applications they already have, but they may not be giving out advances now. My application was in sometime before June 15th. I sent an email inquiring about status, on June 15th, so I’m sure I had waited at least 2 or 3 weeks before doing so.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Deborah,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I’m sorry! This situation has been handled so poorly; the comments left here are heartbreaking. You are correct about the advances- the advance program has ended however the EIDL loan program is still funding loans. It might be worth making a day of it to find out what’s going on if you haven’t been able to get answers elsewhere. Good luck!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lisa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Deborah,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It is probably worth calling the SBA and speaking with a tier 2. The wait time was not long. I was caller # 921 and in less than 20 minutes, my call was taken/answered. They are very nice and will give you as much information as they have. Good luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Terry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I applied for sba and was turned down for loan due to experion credit report but approved for the advance still haven’t received it

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                KEONA SAUNDERS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It means they are still processing your application. Mines is greyed out as well.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Riz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Any updates?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Some of my friends told me that after that point it took 5-7 days to get the money in their account.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chavella

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    FYI.. The amount you were approved for is only a Pre Approval. That button is greyed because you haven’t been assigned to a loan officer yet. Once you’re assigned, that’s when they’ll run a real credit check to see if you’re actually approved, and if so, what amount you’re approved for. Just because it stated you were approved doesn’t mean you’re actually approved for anything yet. Very Disappointing! Also, it was stated that they had an overwhelming amount of people to apply at the last minute that they are so far behind and backed up, but they will get to you at some point!.. Good Luck Everyone, we will get through this!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mose Tyler

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I received the same reply and a few hours later I was able to esign the documents and submit them now I’m waiting for funding

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Valerie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sandra, mines said the same thing and after I confirmed my identity and approved the amount, it wouldn’t let me review and sign the documents. I received an email saying I was approved for an amount and it gave me the option to select the maximum amount or a lower amount. I checked back online about 3 hours later, and now the status shows decline and they will email me with the details. I am so confused, because they emailed me and told me that I was approved.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sara Mendez

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          What happened with yours? Mine has done the same thing?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Brittany

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hello, I submitted an application on 7/6 and also assisted a friend with hers. She received her grant on Thursday meanwhile I haven’t received anything. I contacted the number and was transferred to tier 2 and was advised that there is no more grant funding even if your application was submitted prior to 7/11, also I was advised that my loan application is still being processed and I would just have to wait. I’ll update with any information that comes in. Just in case anyone is in limbo like me.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Doug

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I am in the exact same position. Your description was word for word. So here I am in limbo, and my friend had a $1k deposit, this morning. Incredible. I.m stuck in this, “Application is being processed” box. It says im qualified for an amount, but what does that mean?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Doug,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                My guess is that they have qualified you and are now determining how much they are willing to approve you for. You could try getting in touch with Tier 2 for more details.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  WOW!! I applied mid June and am now being told they have no grant money. I have never received any communication from them!! I called everyday and was told it’s still being processed and I should hear something within 3-5 days.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    kendrick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    same here

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rudolph

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I submitted an application on the 6th of this month no emails n when I called to ask the status they didn’t have me in system using my social I also was unsuccessful when using email online can anyone help me

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hi Rudolph,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I’d recommend calling back and asking for Tier 2 until you get some answers. I’d imagine they could look you up using information other than your social security number.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Adrian

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I got an email back saying I qualified for a loan up to 12k, is that the same as being approved?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi Adrian,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            If the email you received didn’t include the approval language (“You’ve been approved”) or instructions on how to accept an offer, then you should expect another email with more details.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Shari

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi Jessica
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I applied for EIDL back in early June and received approval by mid month, followed by “Loan documents” to sign (Which I did by June 20). I have heard nothing since then and when I called today and got hold of someone in “Tier 2”,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              all the person could tell me was that “my application is being processed as it has to go through various stages as there are 11 stages” and not only she could not tell me when I would received it the funds BUT could not even tell me what stage is my “already approved application” at! I reminded her that my friend received the loan two days after he signed the loan documents while a full month after signing loan documents, not only I haven’t received the funds but she couldn’t tell me what stage is my loan application at!! Any thoughts?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I would very much appreciate your input, thank you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Shari,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I’m frustrated for you! I wish I could say exactly what to do, but there are just so many variables. I can tell you what I would do if I were in your situation. I’d call again (and again and again!)- make a day of it if need be. If the first Tier 2 rep is unhelpful, ask to speak to someone else. I’d even suggest asking for a supervisor (I have no idea if this works, but it is what I would do). Do you know who is funding your loan? I’d start making myself known there too. Be a squeaky wheel, make lots of noise until you get some real explanation. Best of luck to you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  jen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  So my husband applied and got an email saying there were multiple applications and the original would be processed and so his application number was being canceled. He had no other application never received his grant. He called the SBA and they said this was happening to multiple people to check status online but nowhere in any application did it ask to create a username or password so he doesn’t have anything like that to input. He applied again almost 2 weeks ago and nothing has happened. I’m confused also why this article says it was updated July 6th but says July 10th they canceled EIDL grant applications.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chanel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hello,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I completed my application on 7/11 and the box to receive the grant was still there and I checked it. Will, I still receive the grant as well though they announced the grant portion has stopped. It’s very challenging connecting to a representative.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi Chanel,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Unfortunately, the SBA’s announcement was very vague and did not specifically address in-process applications. I’d call a Tier 2 rep and try to find out if I were in your situation. Get some food and plug in your phone and make a day of it. I wish you all the best!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Shameka Gibson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I applied last week and have not received an e-mail or anything saying my application was received. Do I need to reapply?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Shameka,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I’d just give a Tier 2 rep a call to confirm that they have received it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Trameka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I received a email 6 days ago saying my loan was denied due to credit! It was my understanding that even though my loan was denied, I would still receive a advance/grant. But I have yet to receive it, and I also use CashApp for my business account. Could that be the hold up in why I haven’t gotten my advance/grant? Is there a way to check the status on when I will receive the advance?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi Trameka,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Unfortunately, the grant program closed 7/11/2020 and it’s currently unclear if they are going to fund in-process applications. You can try getting an update using the contact info we provide in the post. That’s going to be your best bet. Good luck!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Having allocated the full $20 billion that was appropriated by Congress, SBA will discontinue making EIDL Advances to new applicants. By law, the SBA is not permitted to issue new EIDL Advances once all program funding has been obligated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              EIDL loan applications will still be processed even though the Advance is no longer available.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Deborah G Ross

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Part of that notice says to “new” applicants so lets keep dreaming! For them to add in that particular description of NEW, makes me think there was a reason and it was intentional to differentiate from current, in process, applications. But I also worry about the advance!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kate

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  So I just reviewed the email stating there were multiple applications from my business and My application was being withdraw from EIDL. What does that mean??

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi Kate,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    If you submitted multiple applications they withdraw all but the first one. You may want to give Tier 2 a call for clarification, especially if you only submitted one application.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Eboni Hughes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mine say the same thing and I only submitted one app ‼️So now I have contact the fraud department in the morning ‼️🙄 people are something else ‼️

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        tiffanidouglas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        what does it mean when any of the lights are green anymore and I’m still waiting

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Tiffani,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Give Tier 2 a call, they’d be better qualified to help answer that question. I wish I could help, but I just don’t know. Good luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Elizabeth Leggin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I applied for the loan, which was denied, checked the box for the advance, do I still get the grant

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi Elizabeth,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The SBA closed the grant program on 7/11/2020 but it is unclear currently if they will continue processing grants for applications received prior to the announcement. Hopefully, in-process applications are accounted for in the allocation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Having allocated the full $20 billion that was appropriated by Congress, SBA will discontinue making EIDL Advances to new applicants. By law, the SBA is not permitted to issue new EIDL Advances once all program funding has been obligated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              EIDL loan applications will still be processed even though the Advance is no longer available.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Moriah

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                So for those of us that applied last month (6/26) will not be receiving the advance? or the loan if they don’t qualify?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hi Moriah,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Unfortunately from the sounds of it, the grant program has closed and no more grants will be allocated. The EIDL loan program is still offering loans to eligible applicants, but no- those that don’t qualify for the loan will not be approved.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I already created an an account for the portal a month ago and seen a $$$$ loan offer in my portal. In the portal it said identity unverified , deposit completed. It would not allow me to verify identity by online. I was told by tire 2 if I don’t want the loan to ignore that and don’t touch portal. Today I get an email saying finish my eidl application or it will be withdrawn -mentioning my same application number. What does that mean? I do not want the loan only the grant. What do I do? I’m afraid to go to “application” as it seems like the portal account I created.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      T,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Did you already receive the grant? If not, it is highly unlikely that you’ll receive one. The SBA announced on 07/11/2020 that they had ended the advance portion of the EIDL program. Ignoring the loan would have no impact on your grant.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ayo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Can a business sba with EIN be process while and application with SSN is still pending.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Ayo,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          If both applications are for the same business the SBA will withdraw the second application. The only way that you could potentially apply using both EIN & SSN is if you are the sole proprietor of one business and apply with your SSN, and then use your EIN for a second completely separate business under a different name, bank account, etc.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Keisha

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I haven’t received an email yet I wanted to know is everything ok

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi Keisha,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You can try getting an update using the contact info we provided in the post. Be persistent!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Brandi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi, I got an email last night saying I was approved for the loan. I called this morning and spoke to a lady about the $1000 grant advance. I have her to receive it. She told me those funds are gone and that I’ll get an email when they are able to process that request. Yet last week I spoke to a lady who said that the grants are just taking a lot longer due to so many others applying.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Valerie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  So I applied about 5 weeks ago, I have an at home catering business with 3 employees. When I originally applied, I forgot to check the box for the advancement, so I called Tier 2 and they told me that they were going to update my application to state that I wanted the advance. They pulled my credit about 4 days later but I haven’t heard anything since. I thought maybe if I submit a 2nd application with the box check, that would help but I received an email stating that they were going to withdraw the 2nd application and continue processing the 1st one. Cannot get through to found out the status.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    olayombo Mufutau idris

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hello Guys, i need some information, my grant advance for 5k was approved sent to my bank but did not go through because the bank account name is not in my business name but my own name..can this be rectify for me to get the 5k advance?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi there,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It seems there has been a lot of situations like this over the last couple of weeks! If I were in your shoes I’d be relentlessly pursuing Tier 2 and the bank manager until the situation was corrected. Some banks seem to be holding funds while others aren’t. I’d be curious to know if it was just one bank in particular. I hope you get this fixed ASAP!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cece G

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My friends are having issues with Chase returning deposits…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nichole

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I never received the grant but I did receive a loan offer and accepted. It was deposited the next day. Will I still get the grant? I only accepted the loan because I was waiting on the grant and it never came.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi Nichole,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I’m not positive since they just closed the grant program. Hopefully, they accounted for in-process applications, but the language in the announcement was vague so I really can’t say for sure.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              dorothy owsley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I applied for the loan and received a offer of $12,500 which I accepted. Does that mean I will get it? How can I update to my business acount information?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Dorothy,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Congratulations! If you received an email approval and a loan offer, you should expect to be funded at some point. If you need to update your information I’d suggest getting in touch with a Tier 2 rep using any or all of the methods we provided in this post. Hopefully, they can help you with that.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Theresa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hi, i applied for the loan and received an email saying to create an account and when i did is showed that i was confirmed for 12,500. I also had to verify my identity and disbursement info..and now it just says application being processed..Next step is review and sign..but it hasn’t opened that ling for me..Does this mean i will not get it or am i still waiting for approval?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi Theresa,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    If you haven’t received a denial email, then it is still processing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ekisa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi im currently going through the same situation last wed not including weekends its 5 days that i accepted the loan amount. Its still saying your application is being processed. Has anyone go through this? please help what should i do next?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tynesa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I got an email to set up an account to the portal and it gave me a loan amount I accepted it and now it says processing does this mean I was approved there’s still a box that is grey that says closing and review I’m so confused at this point am I approved or what

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Doris Rios

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi we apply for almost 2 months ago for EIDL grant or loan and nothing. we just received one email from SBA said we still review your application and we need to know the status of the application please

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi Doris,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            You should try getting in touch with the SBA for an update. We’ve included a few different methods you can try in this post- hopefully, one of them works for you. The good news is that you haven’t received a denial, so stay hopeful and get in touch with them. Don’t stop until you get some answers. Best of luck to you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sasha

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I received a loan offer for 15k but no offer for the grant. Will I still receive the grant as well?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Sasha,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                If you applied for the grant you should get it. You won’t receive any communication about it, however. It just magically appears in your account. For some reason, over the past few weeks, it seems that the advances are processing slower than the loans! So don’t be discouraged just yet – I bet it will show up in your account soon. Best of luck! And congratulations on your loan approval.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Michole Davila

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I applied for the EIDL and was approved, it’s been saying amount confirmed. I looked today and it’s saying declined. Is there a reason why? I’ve been in business for 5yrs now.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi Michole,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    How upsetting- I’m really sorry. You should get in touch with Tier 2 to try to get to the bottom of it. If you had been approved and accepted an offer, I can’t imagine why you’d be declined later. But only the SBA can answer that for you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Valerie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Same thing happened to me. I am hoping that it is some type of mistake.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Heather

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We applied for EIDL in April, received approval of loan and signed documents on May 17th. We have not received funds yet. It is extremely frustrating but I did find out a couple things that might encourage others. First, I was told that if you are approved and have signed closing documents, the money set aside for you is safe. Second, the loan will eventually fund (I hope sooner than later); the representative said she has multiple loans that have not funded from May yet. Though there does not seem to be rhyme or reason to the process of who gets funds quickly, it sounds as if it will fund one of these days. I know there are many of you who are about to decide to close your business or not depending on these funds (I am in the same boat), hang in there, it should work out. Hoping for the best for all of you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fred

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My friend has a chime card do anyone know how long it take for the money to hit this take of card

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jacoria Smith

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hello. I have a question. I applied for this grant but can not remember if I checked the box for the loan. Will I receive a loan also or just the $1000 grant? And is it too late to apply for the loan if I didn’t check the box? Also, do we have to pay back the loan of approved? Thank you so so much!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi Jacoria,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The EIDL loan application had a checkbox to request a grant/advance of $1k per employee up to $10k. So if you received $1000 already, then you checked the box- that’s the grant. And you’ll likely hear more regarding the loan in the coming weeks. These articles explain how the EIDL program works and how to get it forgiven. Hope that helps! Good luck 🙂

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Louise

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Good day – I applied – or I thought I did – for the SBA $1000 Grant for contractor/zero employees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I received back – I’ve been approved for a LOAN ??? I do not need a loan – this will further increase my dilemma and adds another bill.. Did I fill out the wrong form? appreciate your kind assistance with this

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hi Louise,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The EIDL loan application had a checkbox to request an advance (grant) on the loan of $1k per employee up to $10k. There was no application for the grant only. You don’t have to accept the loan, but you wont get the grant if you reject the loan before you receive the grant. Here’s a post that explains it in more detail.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Alona Brown

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I submitted my app got a conformation number and that’s it did I get approved or not

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi Alona,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      You’ll receive an email when your application is done processing letting you know the status. Here’s a post on the approval and funding time process. You can also try getting an update via the methods we suggest in this post we are commenting on – but if you just submitted your application (I’m unsure when you did) you could be waiting a while. We see everything from days to months, no two are the same. So just know that silence isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Good luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bryan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hello, I apply for EIDL but now I want to review my application. Do you know how to do it,please help me.Thank you

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Bryan,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Call Tier 2 and provide them with the updated information. They should be able to help you with that, and if for some reason they can’t, they will be able to tell you what you need to do.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sam

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I applied for my grant on 7/2 an still have not received an email or any notification about my grant I Broke my old phone an lost my application number so did I get declined?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi Sam,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I don’t know the answer to that. You can try calling Tier 2 and explaining the situation and see if they can give you an update on your application. Best of luck to you!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Demika

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi I applied for the SBA loan and I got a offer loan and was approved.But I have not received a email or the funds in my account. I use my personal account for my businesss as well do that make a difference? Also I know others that has gotten there funds. What do you think the issue is?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hi Demika,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We’ve been hearing lots of reports of delays due to businesses using personal bank accounts for their business grants and loans. It certainly could be the cause of your delay. Plenty of people have received funds and plenty are still anxiously waiting. You can try checking the status or updating your banking information using the contact information we’ve provided in this post. I hope you get it figured out quickly! But you are not alone – many others are confused and waiting with you. Good luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Keisha

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Did you signed your documents?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BRANDI ROLLINS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hey. I applied on the 30th of June. I just looked in my account this morning and saw it was deposited in the other bank account i have. I never chose that account as the option because it was in the negative. So if you have other accounts you use, check them. They have our information and I looked just to make sure. I did place my PNC account as the designated bank account, but it ended up in my Credit union account..The money had been sitting since last Monday and I didnt know it. So from June 30th(filling out application) , it shows it was deposited July 6th. I was just trying to see how far in the negative i was and saw that surprise. It was $1000. I just turned in my Schedule C yesterday. Obviously it seems i really didnt have to send that in if they asked for they already paid me a week ago. When i go to check on my status, it says i will receive an email. So they are sending it before getting all they need.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        YVETTE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I called and talked to a lady in tier 2 she told me.that was my hold up I also use my personal account for my business and she kept asking me is that a business account also I told her I write my employee a check out of my account and put payroll in the memo. I hope I receive my loan soon also. Good luck!!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Angie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A friend applied for the 10k.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          And received and email in the portal for 4100. Will he not get the 10k? Hes confused and so am I. 💁

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi Angie,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The grant/advance is up to $10k – it’s $1k per employee, and capped at 10 employees. So perhaps your friend has 4 employees (or 3 plus himself)? You can find more information on how the grant works in this post. I hope this helps.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Unknown

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I have a question I have a confirmed amount on my SBA portal, it’s been a week and some days since it’s be confirmed and saying processing with the doc signing grayed out. Does the confirm amount means it was approved and just waiting on doc to be finished or what? What does this mean what are the next steps because it’s now going on two weeks

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hello,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It sounds like they are still processing your application. You’ll be able to sign docs once you’re approved. Here is a post on how the EIDL application process and funding time work. I’d also suggest getting in touch with the SBA via any or all of the methods we suggest in the post we are commenting on. They should be able to give you some kind of update.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Leigh Fortier

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Responding to the post about the signing docs being grayed out.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I confirmed my amount and verified identity June 11.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I still have no funds the the “signing docs” is grayed out.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I’ve had MANY conversations with Tier 2 – and they’ve been able to see that I am already approved and have been told the funds are held for me. In MY case I applied in April on the first day allowed (with about 3 other friends).. May 1 I received 2 k of the grant money. On May 14 they did a HARD credit pull. On June 1 I was offered the loan. A tier 2 support person told me that SOME people are offered funds – BEFORE credit is pulled and those people end up learning later that the loan is then actually denied.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Once again – I am repeatedly told my Tier 2 that my issue is to do with the “Portal” – and when they go back over the notes of my many Tier 2 earlier conversations – they see that the notes did not specifically address a “portal” issue with the stage 3 signing docs. It is very hard to tell what the issues are .. Tier 2 says they are slammed and that there is no rhyme or reason for some getting it all smoothly (like my 3 other friends did – literally with in days of confirming loan amount)…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  One other thing – my 3 friends took the collateral amount.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I only confirmed 20K..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I have no way of knowing for sure – but I wonder if Collateral amounts go through more quickly.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Had I known – if that IS the case – I’d have taken the higher amount.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It has literally been 3 months since I completed my original application and I read on here NEW applications in past few WEEKS getting confirmed and funded by now.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Very frustrating and stressful for those of us that need the funds to make the best decisions for reopening in the best way possible.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Good luck everyone – If my Tier 2 escalation comes through – I’ll update everyone.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Israel Escobedo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hey I’m having the same problem But only filed 4 days ago but ifif anything changes for you could you let me know how that looks, wether it’s an email or it just turns green to sign docs? Any info I would appreciate it! On here or through email Izzyesco@hotmail.com thanks!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dana

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Husband and I both are independent contractors and applied separately a week ago. The next day we both received an email that each of us were eligible for a loan. I received my 1000 grant but he hasn’t received his yet. Also we are undecided on taking the loans. How long do we have to make a decision before the offer disappears

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hi Dana,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My understanding is that you have 10 days from the loan offer date to accept or decline before it expires.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Shameka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          HI what if i forgot to check the box for the grant and was approve for the loan will i still get the grant

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi Shameka,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Unfortunately, if you didn’t request the grant on the loan application you won’t receive it. You could try contacting Tier 2 and asking them how to proceed if you’d like to get the grant. You may be able to modify prior to accepting the loan offer.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              When I applied it didn’t give me that option for advance grant

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Dee,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I’m not sure when you applied, but prior to 7/11/2020 there was a checkbox on the application (see page 27). The advances have been discontinued since then, however.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Henderson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I was approved for the loan , but I’m not able to sign my documents. I’ve verified my identity, i did the banking information but I’m not able to sign the documents HELLP

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi Henderson,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Give Tier 2 a call to see if they can determine the issue and help you sign your documents ASAP! Good luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      corey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      HI

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I received a status update on my loan and they said it is in the funded status but I don’t see the money in the business account. It has been about 2 weeks. Should I give more time?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Corey,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You should call Tier 2 and ask where they deposited your funds, and call your bank as well. If you have multiple bank accounts, check them all. It’s possible the deposit was made in a different account.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sommer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Steven,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I received the grant last month and just now received an email stating that my “application No. XXXX is ready for the next step. Create your SBA economic injury disaster loan portal account to provide additional details or requested documents.” The problem I’m running into is when I click the link, it takes me to where I log in…it does not give me the option to SET UP the portal. I clicked on forgot password, hoping I would get a password reset but nothing. I don’t remember ever creating portal account. Any advice?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi Sommer,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I can’t say for sure- it sounds like a glitch possibly. I’d call Tier 2 to see if they can help you either resolve the issue or get you pointed in the right direction at least. I hope they can help you!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              pat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I received approval on the disaster loan for 42k, but then only 1k was deposited into my account. What could be the possible reason for this?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Pat,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                That was probably the EIDL advance – it comes without fanfare (ie email). If you were approved for and accepted $42k, then you should expect to see the balance deposited at some point in the (hopefully) near future.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kathy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If I accept the amount offer and my application is begin process, do I still qualify for the advance? If so is their a delay in distributing the funds to the account?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi Kathy,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    If you checked the box on the application then you should receive the advance/grant eventually, as a separate deposit with no communication whatsoever. It has no bearing on the processing time of the loan.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Maya

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I received my decline letter today. I called tier 2 to update my banking info. She said she will forward it to her manager to update. Her manager will update the banking information when she check her emails at the end of the day . I just want to know if tier 2 supervisors loan officers because if so once she may go ahead and process after the update. Are tier 2 Supervisors loan officers? The tier do agent did mention I should give it to Monday before I call I’m not sure if she’s just saying that or if she means that this afternoon it will be processed bc she forwarded to her manager who she knows check her emails at the end of the day with mine in it and the manager is a loan officer.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hi Maya,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I’m sorry but I’m not sure. I’d suggest calling Tier 2 again and getting more clarification.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Joe D.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I was wondering if anyone has experienced this. I recently received an EIDL Advance (“Grant”) and the funds were deposited into my personal account as I transact my business (sole-proprietor – consulting) through that acct.; and my bank placed a hold on the funds. Just discovering this. Haven’t yet contacted the bank. But these seems odd. Any insights?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi Joe,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This is the first instance I’ve seen where the bank was creating the holdup, as opposed to the other way around. There have been a LOT of reports of delays due to businesses having their funds deposited into personal accounts. I’d definitely start by contacting your bank and providing whatever documentation they need to get your funds released. Good luck to you!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Nicole Aquino

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              my bank told me the exact same thing about the advance and it is in my name but they told me when it comes through and is processed it will be a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Held and I will need to supply a proof deposit statement from the SBA. I spoke with the SBA to you’re too and she told me she never heard of such because there is no such thing as proof of the deposit for the advance. I’m totally confused as well

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hey Nicole,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I bet if you call again the rep will know what you’re talking about. I’ve been seeing more and more of these comments in your situation. Unfortunately, I think some banks are being sticklers and others aren’t. Call Tier 2 again (and again and again if need be) until you get some help. You should also speak with the bank manager and work your way up the chain. Make some noise! I’m really sorry 🙁 I hope you can access your money soon.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cindy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  My bank did this as well. I have $2,000 sitting in my account (they moved it to my savings and its unavailable) until I bring in a letter from the SBA and my business license. I have neither, so I guess I will have money that I am unable to use. I am also a sole-proprietor.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Darius Thompson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have a quick question . If you are unable to access your login portal does that mean you have been denied ? I keep getting a message saying “ error has occurred try again later “ when I attempt to login .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi Darius,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      You should (eventually) receive an email letting you know if you were approved or denied. I would call Tier 2 to see if they can help you figure out the portal issue and update you on your status. Fingers crossed!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        William O

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        After I had accepted for the loan amount and waiting for the sign document from the loan officer to approve it. I checked my account this morning and 1K was paid into it. What would happen to my original loan request? I checked the status still under processing. Any ideal?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi William,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This is probably your EIDL grant/advance. The remaining balance of your approved and accepted loan amount should be deposited once it’s done processing. Hope that helps!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Alicia Denise

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi, I applied and got approved and received my funding. However, I was wanting a copy of my application for my own records and I applied through the portal. All of the things on here are about checking on the status but I just want a copy, is that possible?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi Alicia,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You could try getting in touch via email (email address in this post) and requesting a copy, but honestly, they are so inundated right now that I’m not sure if they’d be able to help you just yet.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                laura a payton

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I received an email but nothing else .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I cant seem to reach anyone either ?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hi Laura,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  All I can say is keep trying! We’ve included a few different means of contact in this post- try them all on repeat until you get somewhere. Good luck!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    pat newlee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I was approved for my loan on 6/10 and have been in funding ever since. I have never received the grant or my loan. I called yesterday and was told that u=indeed I was in funding but could not tell me when I would receive the funds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    What does one do when you see that people applied in June and are being funded and I applied in April, Approved in June and have not received anything.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi Pat,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Unfortunately, we don’t have an answer to that. I wish we did. If I were in your situation I’d call back and speak with a Tier 2 rep- don’t hang up until you get your questions answered. We wish you all the best!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Genalyn rata

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I applied for the eidl,was declined for the loan with a reason, but never recieve my 1k grant as i thought i would its been almost a month,i thought it was within 3 days, what does it mean am i not getting the 1k anymore since i was declined?? It says or from what i read that it doesnt matter if you were approved or not but seems thought that before they even give you the 1k advance they wanna be sure that you are somehow gonna be approved for the loan,looks like its almost a false advertisement to get everyone applying just for the purpose of loans,but not really to help with people who has struggle and still struggling with the pandemic my side hussle to make extra money had been impacted.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Genalyn,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The grant is available to eligible applicants. So if you met the eligibility requirements for the EIDL but were denied for another reason, you would still be eligible for the grant. If you were denied because you didn’t meet the eligibility requirements, then you would not be eligible for the grant. You might want to give Tier 2 a call and see if they can give you any info on the status of your grant application. You could also try emailing the email address provided in the post. Good luck to you!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Steven Sandys

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I never got the disbursement even though my status says the EIDL was paid to my bank account. Now I can’t get through to the SBA to find out why this happened.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi Steven,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              If you haven’t already, contact your bank to ask if they can see any pending or rejected activity on your account. And try sending an email to the SBA using the email address we provided in this post, as well as continuing to call Tier 2. Mentally prepare for long waits and unhelpful representatives- be pleasant and pace yourself. Don’t stop until you get some answers!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kim

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                what is the email to find out information in regards to the disaster grant? And if my nbank returned the deposit, may request a papercheck instead?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hi Kim,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We’ve included all of the SBA contact info in the “3 Places To Check” section at the top of this post we are commenting on.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  By Email
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  You can also reach out to the SBA by email to learn more about the status of your loan or to inquire about the EIDL program. All emails should be directed to the disaster assistance customer service team at disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Use this method if you have additional questions about the program or submitted your application by mail. Otherwise, you’ll be better served using the online portal to check the status of your loan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We haven’t heard anything about paper checks being issued. I’d imagine you would have to get the banking information sorted out and wait for another deposit attempt. But someone in Tier 2 might be able to answer that in more detail. Good luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DeJunae Cole

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I applied last Tuesday , received my email last Thursday and have been calling since this Monday to see if it was sent . They said it was but I still haven’t been paid, others who have completed their applications have revived their 1k and mine was completed before theirs.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bryan C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      So I received an offer that I qualified for $6,500 which I accepted. Does this mean that I am approved for the $6,500 and just waiting for the closing documents.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hi Bryan,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sounds like you were approved for the offer amount! Congratulations!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          robert c

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          was approved for the same amount $6500 BUT shows Your application is being processed for over 10 days still waiting

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi Robert,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Give Tier 2 a call to see if you can get an update. They should be able to tell you if they need more info or if there is an error holding up the process.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sean Mullen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I receive email with approval amount, I accepted but did sign any document. When will I get the email to sign docs?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Sean,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It’s really difficult to say, as everyone’s timelines have looked different. The good news is you were approved! Try to hang tight until more communication comes your way. You can always try using the contact methods we provided in this post as well. Congratulations and good luck to you!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chiquita Reed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hello!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  So that I know I have the correct information, what is the website to receive the sba loan up to 10k and what is the website to apply for the grant?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi Chiquita,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We have a post that explains How SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Emergency Advances Work & Where Your Small Business Can Get One. Check it out and please let us know if you have any questions about the process.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Shakti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi! Just wanted to share my experience.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I applied for the EIDL on 7/2 and on 7/3 was asked to set up a login account. Did that and went through the verification process. Haven’t heard anything back on that yet, but I did receive my 1k advancement today which is the 4th of July. So happy and thankful just to see that come through.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lisa Hamilton

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Same process as you. What does your. Status say? That entire page. I can’t remember but during verification did it show our amount and payback amount monthly?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Taylor McIntosh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I applied for the loan and grant then found out when I call someone was using my ss# so the rap was supposed to remove all the ones fraudulent and change my email because I made a mistake that was 3 days ago but I still haven’t received the grant

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi Taylor,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I’d suggest using the email address we provided in this post to send a follow-up email including all of the specifics they may need (to avoid back and forth emails/delays), and then you’ll also have a record of your communication. I would also continue pursuing Tier 2 until you get some kind of confirmation. Good luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tanisha J Barnes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              My mom is a business owner for over 20yrs but she does not have a business account. Will that prevent her from getting her advance?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Tanisha,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We have been hearing lots of reports of delays due to applicants trying to have business grants deposited into their personal bank accounts. Even some reports of recipients’ advances being held by their own banks. I can’t say for sure if she will experience the same issues, but it has been a common complaint lately. It may be worth her while to open a business account and contact Tier 2 with the new account info.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Johnathon L Phillips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I have a question . I need to know who to contact in regards to a updated checking account. I called tier 2 several times with no real help. My money was sent to my bank on 6/17 and returned from the bank the next day because somehow 1 extra number was added to my account number. Tier 2 says they have emailed the finance dept and i need to wait for there response. Will my loan get denied if this isnt fixed quickly? I need help with this

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi Johnathon,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I’d suggest trying to get a contact in the finance department and also use the email address we provided in this post to get your info updated. That way you have some kind of record of your attempts to correct and accept the funds since it is time-sensitive. And if I were in your situation, I’d just make a day (or week) of it, keep your phone charged and pursue Tier 2 relentlessly (yet politely – you’ll catch more flies with honey) until you get somewhere. Good luck!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jay Pope

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I received an email that said my loan was approved about a week after my application was approved, and togo to the website to complete the next steps. When I went to the website it says the loan was declined. Which should I believe? Who should I contact? What should my next step be? Has anyone else had this issue.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hi Jay,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Call Tier 2 and send an email asking these very questions – You could even include a screen shot of the approval email you received and the denial in the portal. I also want to caution you to be very careful that you are not giving your info out to scammers! I hope you get it cleared up quickly! Good luck to you!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I got approved on today and signed my documents, what is the next process?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi AJ,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We have a post on what to expect during the application and funding process that might be helpful to you. But my guess would be that you should expect a deposit soon!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              reggie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hello,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I got an email stating my information needs to be updated. When I put in my social it is not recognizing it. Should I reapply maybe I put the wrong digit in by mistake or do I need to keep trying to call them to update the information

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Reggie,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                You should keep calling Tier 2 until you get through to someone who will help you. You can also try emailing using the email address we provide in this post. Best of luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Maya Walker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I’ve been calling but have been receiving contradicting answers for my 10k advancement one rep said I was declined bc it my revenue and my credit said n/a and the other rep said it hasn’t been processed yet and still being reviewed I got no letter stating that I was denied or email

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi Maya,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The advance is a grant of $1k per employee, totaling up to $10k max. I don’t think applicant credit is a consideration for the grants, but this post on EIDL Grant Qualifications can describe the requirements in more detail.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Don Cunningham

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I was originally approved for $39,400, at the time I accepted $25,000. I have been trying to get the additional $14,400 that I qualified for. I did fill out another application and have an application number, however I keep seeing “Call Tier 2” for help. Does anyone know what that number is? Every number I have ever called with SBA has been a dead end, and have not actually talked to anyone ever.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hi Don,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We have the number in this post under the By Phone section. I hope this helps!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lisa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          That number doesn’t work anymore. We are 4/1 applicants. Made error in email..ail.com instead of aol.com ..sent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Called and emailed correct email address. Called 2 weeks ago and the said offer was sent to the incorrect email address although they have the correct email

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi Lisa,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Try calling the first SBA number in our post 1-800-659-2955 and ask to be transferred to a Tier 2 representative. I just called and got right through!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sheila S

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi Don,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Once you accepted the lower amount how long did it take for you to sign the docs and receive the money. I was approved for $39,600 and accepted $25k early yesterday morning 7/1 but I havent heard anything else. I read some ppl accepted and signed the loan all in the same day.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Oaklandsmallbusiness

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi just wanted to share my experience with this process. I have a small catering company with 3 employees. I applied for the SBA loan and grant on 6/28 , got an email asking to verify business info and address on 6/29 did that the same day got an email 6/29 with loan amount I accepted and signed documents on 6/30 two days later 7/2 full amount was deposited into my business account. No signs of the grant yet. Hope this helps my whole process took less than a week.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Larry Katz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  That’s the exact opposite of my experience. Applied for EIDL on March 21, was denied May 28, submitted reconsideration on June 22, EIDL claimed they never received it. Resubmitted reconsideration om July 9, and waiting for the denial which I should have soon. I have a Rock Climbing/Ninja Warrior gym. but you should be extremely happy with your outcome. I never even received the $1000. We are not all in this together.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kiera Burley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I received an email stating my information couldn’t be verified and was given a link to “fix it” on 6/19. I “fixed” whatever problem the same day. I received an email denying me for the loan on 6/30 which I expected but I still haven’t heard anything back about the grant. Does it usually take this long to get the grant money after I’ve already been denied for the loan?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi Kiera,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      For some reason, we’ve been hearing this a lot lately. The grants/advances seem to be processing slower than the loans. A denial doesn’t mean you won’t receive the grant, so that’s good news. All I can say is keep watching your bank account. You won’t get any kind of email from the SBA with the grant. It will just direct deposit into your business account once processed. There are other options out there aside from PPP/EIDL’s if you are interested. Good luck 🙂

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jocelyn Toran

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hi Kiera,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Have you received your grant yet ? I’m currently waiting also. I applied on June 29th, and was denied for my loan on 7/3/2020. I have called SBA, and they just tell me it’s processing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Justin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          How long does it take to process the loan application?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi Justin,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It varies from days to months! Here is a post on what you can expect during the process once you’ve applied. I hope this helps.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I applied on 6/27/20 and I’ve seen that a credit check was pulled yesterday 6/29/20 but I still haven’t received any corresponding emails whatsoever. Has this happened to anyone? If so what happened next or whats the next step? What was the outcome?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi AK,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                While some borrowers have reported receiving funds a few days after their credit was pulled, others were still waiting on their funds despite their credit being pulled. In other words, this shouldn’t be used to gauge whether or not your loan was approved or will soon be funded. When your application is done being processed you should receive an email letting you know if you were approved or denied. If approved you’ll then be assigned to a lender and offered a loan amount. You can try checking the portal or emailing for a status update, and of course, you can try calling Tier 2.Good luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yes, see I didn’t check the box for the advance since a loan is what I need to keep my business afloat. However, as of today I still haven’t received a portal invite or anything at all. I’ve called several times with the tier 2 rep telling me I should’ve received an invite by now, my application is being processed to my application hasn’t been processed. Has anyone else applied, got their credit pulled and that’s it?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lonnie Keller

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We applied 6/29, advance deposited that night, credit pulled 6/30, offered up to $80,400, we chose amount and have been “in process” ever since.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We’ve spoken to tier 2 and was told that no news is good news….So we wait with everybody else…Good luck!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      rebeccah

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      What happens if your loan is sent back because it was too your personal account? Will they mail out a part check??

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hi Rebeccah,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I wouldn’t count on that. You’ll need to update your banking information with your business account as soon as possible.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sierra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Has anyone recieved the grant/loan to Cash App? Or have any info about whether or not it can even be deposited to Cash App?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            KJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I applied 8 days ago for my business that I run out of my home. It’s a small e-commerce business, but I rely on it for a large portion of my bills and rent. I received a denial email for the loan today with the reason given being that the cost of having to halt my business, or my economic injury, is less than the amount of the advance I received. I kind of expected to be denied for the loan so that’s not confusing and I won’t go through the hassle of reconsideration, but the denial is predicated on my having received an advance when I haven’t. Does this mean it’s on the way? Is it normal to get the loan denial in advance of the advance?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi KJ,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              It’s been a common trend over the past couple of weeks to receive the loan ahead of the advance. So I imagine the denials may operate similarly. You could try calling Tier 2 to see if they can confirm you’ll receive the grant. Grants are not based on approved applications, but rather accepted applications, so you should receive one, but if I were you, I’d want to verify. I hope this helps!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                admin freddy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                So are you saying “Grants are not based on approved applications, but rather accepted applications, so you should receive one” does that mean if we got the email saying to confirm banking info and a week or so later a credit check that we are considered an “accepted application” ?? It does say in the email “Your EIDL loan application is still being processed separately. As a reminder, you do not have to be approved for a loan in order to receive the advance.” … and where did you get that info? i have googled but cant find that info, is it on their website?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hi Freddy,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  With the grant, no news is good news. A small handful of people have reported here that they received an email stating that the amount of their economic injury was less than the grant. But otherwise, the grants are reported to come without “fanfare” aka an email. They just appear.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Here is a quote from the SBA’s website:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This loan advance will not have to be repaid. Recipients do not have to be approved for a loan in order to receive the advance, but the amount of the loan advance will be deducted from total loan eligibility.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SmithnDaddy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I submitted my application on 6/23 I received an email stating my info could not be verified and to use the link provided to update my application, which I did immediately. On 6/29, I get multiple alerts stating there was a credit check from the SBA. Any thoughts, comments or suggestions? And is this typical. I ask because I have a colleague who applied and received their deposit the next day with no credit check at all.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hey there,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Your scenario is very similar to many others. It sounds like your application is being processed, so try to be patient. Some applications are processed in days, while others in months. It’s impossible to say why the discrepancy in processing times, though requested loan amounts could be the difference. At any rate, you could try calling Tier 2 for more information, though as long as your application is moving through the process, there may not be much anyone can tell you. Keep watching your inbox and spam folder, as well as your bank account. Fingers crossed!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SmithnDaddy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Today I received the following email with the subject line:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Multiple SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Applications

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We have received multiple applications from your business for economic injury as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Your earliest application will continue to be processed and we have withdrawn application number from active consideration

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Does this mean I have been denied and I only submitted one application.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No, it means that they’ve accepted the first application you submitted and withdrawn the rest. So your first application is currently being processed. That’s good news!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Marty

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi all! So, on hold for 1 hour and 40 minutes just now but I’m confused about the info I was given. The lady said there were no updates, but that the advance was being processed. Does this mean I WILL get the advance, it’s just a matter of getting it to my bank? While the loan would certainly be helpful, the advance would help so very much! I’m just confused bc a friend applied Monday, his loan was denied Tuesday (told on a phone call) and his advance was deposited that night.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My loan has neither been denied or approved, and no email of any kind has been received. However, the advance is, from what I’ve read, guaranteed if the application is accepted.(I applied the same day as my colleague who’s already been denied and received the advance.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Should I be encouraged about the loan since it’s not been denied? Should I expect a quick deposit on the advance or months, like some others have experienced?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It’s hard when I’ve gotten no correspondence whatsoever, no portal invite, the places to check progress don’t help because I don’t have a username and password.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sorry for all the questions……. hoping others, somewhere, have had similar experiences and might be able to shed some light on what’s to come!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thanks for your time! I look forward to, and welcome, any and all comments/advice/direction……..

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi Marty,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I’d suggest calling Tier 2 back and/or emailing the email address we provided in this post and asking these specific questions. If you’re eligible for the loan then you are eligible for the grant- however, eligibility does not guarantee approval. There doesn’t seem to be an exact timeline, unfortunately. We’ve seen the process finish and fund within days, while others take months. There are so many variables that impact the application process (requested loan amount, credit history, errors, documentation requirements, etc.).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Trish

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi I had got the same message for both of my business and I only did 2

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sophie juster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hello! I submitted a scan of my driver licence on June 23rd, got approved right away and the $24K I had requested was received on June 25th!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Super fast.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kembreia Greer

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sheila S

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi everyone I have a quick question. I applied for the EIDL yesterday 6/30 and a few hours later I received a notification that my credit was pulled. Around 12am this morning I received an email stating i was approved for $39,600 but I only accepted $25,000. Since I have not signed my loan documents yet can I call and change it to the full amount without any issues.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hi Sheila,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Definitely call Tier 2 and/or your lender and request the change. They should at least be able to instruct you on next steps. Best of luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sheila S

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Jessica how can I find out who the lender is.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi Sheila,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            From what others have reported, you should get an email with a lender assignment when the SBA is ready to pass it off for funding.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Steve

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I was approved on June 6th and sighned docs and as of today July 1st no money yet they originally told me within 10 day I would be funded portal say I was funded for the last 2 week . Is this normal? I have talked to tier 2 over 20 times they said just keep checking bank for funds i did recieve the 1000 advance on June 18 waiting for 25,000

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Steve,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                If you haven’t already, I’d definitely suggest contacting your bank, as well as the lender assigned to you for funding to find out where the hang up is. Fingers crossed it comes through quick!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kym Johnson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If your denied for can you reapply if so how long do you have to wait?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi Kym,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    If you are declined for a loan and you disagree with the decline decision, you may request reconsideration within 3 months of decision date, subject to the availability of funds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You can mail your request to the address at the top of the decline letter or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    e-mail your request to pdcrecons@sba.gov
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Your request must be in writing and contain all significant information that will address the decline reason.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Keenan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Quick question… Applied through the cc19 portal… Received the grant in my personal account due to the fact that my personal account is my business account. Now my bank is holding my grant money hostage… Requiring me to furnish my 1099’s and and some type of approval or application approval… I really dont understand it. The problem is that I sat on the phone for 1 hour and 17 mins, only to be greeted be a woman that claimed she couldnt help me with anything… No emailing of the approval or anything. I have not received and email at all yet. Anyone have any suggestions?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hi Keenan,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The grant comes with no email, unfortunately. You could try logging into the SBA Assistant to see if there’s any proof of the grant there. I hope that works!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ravin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Does anyone have another number for Tier 2? the number provided above, I called and its saying the number is temporarily out of service.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ravin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Is there a way to access your application once submitted? I’m almost positive I made a mistake on the application I submitted. I don’t think I clicked the $10,000 loan box. I then went in and submitted another application because I couldn’t get a hold of anyone via phone. I got an email this morning basically saying that they are currently working on the initial application-the one I think I made the mistake on and have withdrawn the corrected application.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi Ravin,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You could try the SBA Assistant https://disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/s or keep calling Tier 2 for guidance.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Leella Frazier

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi. I applied for the grant I was sent a verification for it and completed it then I was offered the loan completed it but won’t be accepting it. I am inquiring about the status of the Grant I thought everything is in because it says it has been completed. What’s next? How do you know if you got it?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The advance shows up “with no fanfare” according to the SBA. And all advance recipients that have reported here have verified that, by telling us that they never received any communication prior to receiving a deposit in their bank accounts. Over the past few weeks, we’ve received a number of reports that the advance arrived after the loan, or not at all. One possible explanation as to why you didn’t receive the grant is that you forgot to check the box on the application to apply for the advance/grant. Another reason is that the grant is still on the way, and you just need to hold tight. The only thing you can really do at this point is call the SBA’s Tier 2 support and see what they say.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Meonie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi do I get the loan and the grant?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi Meonie,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      You can read our post on How To Get An EIDL for details. Good luck to you!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        alp

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I have applied for loan and clicked advanced grant box as well two days ago, today i received e-mail portal has opened and i am eligible for $1000 but did not receive advance deposit. I called the SBA number they said portal and deposit are two different things that i should still receive the advance funds. They did not mention how long will it take to get it tho.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Robert Kraft

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Key point: I received my EIDL advance in my account only a full 10 days after my loan was deposited. The below may or may not have helped.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          What I did: I tried called in the day after I only saw the loan, was told to email the reconsideration team, because perhaps I had only been approved for the loan, although on the initial call I was told I would be receiving an advance. Every time I had called to be transferred to a tier 2 rep who can actually make changes, the call was dropped immediately or after a few minutes. So finally a rep recommended I email pdc.reconsideration@sba.gov and disastercustomerservice@sba.gov . I emailed the first, and got a confirmation of receipt, but never a response; however, the funds were in my account 3 days later. I can’t confirm if this was coincidence or a result of the email.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Conclusion: From reading here I believe asking for a tier 2 rep is the way to go. If not try email, and as hard as it is, be patient as the grant & loan do not come concomitantly.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Melissa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I have a question. I applied for EIDL on 6/16. Have not heard anything except 2 days ago I was offered an amount for the loan but haven’t heard anything EIDL. Not sure if I want to accept the loan just yet however I got offered the loan but haven’t heard anything about the grant. Has this happened to anyone else? what was your outcome if so?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi Melissa,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You won’t hear anything about the grant. It just gets deposited. As long as you checked the box to receive it, you should see it deposited into the account you designated on your application eventually. As of late, there has been an influx of applicants receiving the loan but not the grant or the grant has been deposited after receiving the loan. I can’t say why it’s happening, but just know you aren’t alone.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Melissa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you Jessica. I will just keep an eye out and continue to wait. I hope everyone gets what they are needed and looking for. 🙂 I will come back and update in case this helps anyone else on here! 🙂

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Monique

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I applied for EIDL loan on 6/29. I received the 1000 grant money. I haven’t heard anything about the loan money yet. If I received the grant does that mean I will be approved for the loan?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Marqueta

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yes this happened to me today. Did you get the grant or did you apply for the loan?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Enna I

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Where do I apply for the grant under what grant name

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hi Enna,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Take a look at this post on how and where to apply for the EIDL grant/advance.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          L,B

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thanks so much for this site. It has helped me through some difficult times while awaiting my EIDL outcome. I was finally approved.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I have a question.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Has anyone forgot to put the advance and # of employees on their application?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I did. I called the the 800 # the Rep told me that he would put a request in for my advance. But, he wasn’t promising anything.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Has this worked for anybody? Meaning did you finally get your advance?Thanks

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Craaig

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This website / comments is great. So I thought I would check on a question. So I applied on 6/17 originally, they pulled my credit on 6/20. I have no email or deposit or anything. I am a real estate agent, first time requesting assistance. So here is my issue, I believe I did not check the box for the 10000 loan / grant but I only did that because I was just interested in $1000. However, I notice after reading comments that used my personal account. So I felt like I messed up and reapplied on 6/24 making sure I checked the box and used my business bank account. However, I have heard nothing and received nothing. Anyone else have a similar experience and received the deposit or any information? You think doing a second application made it worse?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi Craaig,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The SBA will only process the first application they receive, so that shouldn’t have an impact on the timeline. Checking the box would only give you $1000 per employee, up to 10 employees. So if it’s just you, you’d get a $1000 grant in advance of the loan (theoretically anyway), regardless of approval status. However, many applicants have recently been reporting not having received a grant advance prior to even getting the loan. Meanwhile, others are reporting the entire process taking less than a week! So it’s anybody’s guess really. I’d suggest calling Tier 2 to see if you can get some clarification on your initial application. Best of luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Marie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The sba is accepting ppp applications until June 30 but I can’t find a bank to take my application. Can you please advise on witch banks are still accepting ppp applications.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hi Marie,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We have a link to the SBA’s preferred lending providers in this post on how to apply for a PPP loan. Good luck to you!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Garrett

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I applied for the EIDL on the SBA site and want to check the status. In your post it states that the status can be checked on their site, but I can’t find a link to do this. I have tried calling and am unale to reach anyone. Can you give a more detailed walkthrough to check it on the SBA website?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thanks

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi Garrett,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We’ve got links to the portal and the SBA assistant in the Online Through SBA Website section. Hope that helps!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Leigh F

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I wanted to get this important update to people.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I had been in limbo (waiting on the final stage of signing electronic loan docs)…

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I called several times.. I kept asking for reasons and if they’d escalate.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FINALLY – I begged – again for Tier 2.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Learned that my Fed ID number was missing – they only had my social.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        And, I am an S corp and so is my business account.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        OUTCOME;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sadly- they have to send for the CORRECTION and escalate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ask for it to go to a mgr (I was really nice ).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        they did so.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Now for the bad part.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I DID learn I am approved.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        BUT- the change they have to make for me – so that they can fund me..
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It can take SEVERAL weeks. 🙁
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On the good side – I was told the MONEY will not go away – it is committed to me.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        He said only FEW people can make the correction (loan officers) and there are not many of them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SO. they are done on a first come first serve basis.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I’ll write back when (praying sooner than several weeks) I get those funds.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        BOTTOM line – GET to a Tier 2 person – ask them to REVIEW your application and look for anything that looks out of order.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jaimie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Can anyone help with answers please. I have completed my EIDL application. They reached back needing resubmission if banking info. I replied incorrectly(banking address) about 4 times as I couldn’t figure out it was the address that was wrong. I’ve since then corrected the address error. Didnt hear anything back. Do I lose my original place in line. Will it take longer since I made the error? Any info is greatly appreciated.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi Jaime,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In theory, you shouldn’t lose your place in line, however, it’s difficult to tell if applications are truly being processed in the order received anyhow. I’d suggest calling Tier 2 until you reach someone, and confirm the correction. They may not be able to tell you much, but they may tell you something! It’s certainly worth a shot.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jaimie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thanks!! I got denial letter today anyone know if I’ll still get the grant???

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Jaimie,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I’m so sorry to hear that! You should still get the grant as it’s based on accepted applications, not approved. If you want confirmation you could try calling Tier 2 to see if they can tell you anything. This post on getting denied may have some other good options for you as well. Good luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Maya walker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Did you receive your grant yet Jaimie the same happened to me

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Inez Soria

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    What happens if two applications were submitted?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi Inez,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The SBA will only process the first application they receive.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Morgan Myhand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I applied for the EIDL, I am an independent contractor. I applied and received the email to re enter my bank information. NOT one piece of information was incorrect. I have yet to receive my grand if $1,000 which I am in dyer need of. After a few weeks of not hearing anything or getting a response by the emails I’ve sent i have no answers. What do I do, I haven’t gotten a denial email or letter in regular snail mail. But they seem not like my bank information either, I tried to apply again using my other checking account which also is used for business and under the same name just a different bank and I get the same issue!!! Please help what do I do!! I need these funds terribly!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Morgan,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We hear you! You are definitely not alone. One possible explanation as to why you didn’t receive the grant is that you forgot to check the box on the application to apply for the advance/grant. Another reason is that the grant is still on the way, and you just need to hold tight. The only thing you can really do at this point is call the SBA’s Tier 2 support and see what they say. The FAQs in this post might be helpful to you. You may also want to consider looking into a PPP Loan For Self-Employed.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            shirley H.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rachel,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I applied EIDL advance for my rental business….we have two employees, i applied jun 18, rec’ email from SBA to update banking info…on jun 19. Today, June 23, i received $2000.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            You maybe need to open up a business checking in order to receive the money . good luck!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The paragraph below from SBA email on jun 19:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We were unable to approve many advances because the bank account was not associated with the business applying. Before resubmitting, you must make sure that the bank account you are providing satisfies the following:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            –Account is opened using your business legal name matching the values entered in the business information section.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            –Account has your business address and phone number matching the values entered in the business information section.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            –Account is opened using your business tax id (EIN or SSN if no EIN registered) matching the values entered in your initial application.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Common reasons why the account validation might fail would be business name changed since opening the account, using a personal account for business, account being in someone else’s name such as a spouse or friend, reusing a bank account for multiple businesses.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Steven Plyler

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              My decline letter said I got advance but it hasn’t deposited how long should it take already done the banking info update

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Steven,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                If the letter stated that you’ll receive the grant, then rest assured it should be on the way. You just need to hold tight; the only thing you can really do at this point is keep checking your bank account and call the SBA’s Tier 2 support and see what they say.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SUSANA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I HAVE A QUESTION, A FRIEND OF MINE FILL OUT THE PPLICATION BUT SHE PUT HER INCOME WRONG. SO SHE RECEIVED THE MAIL TELLING THAT SHE WAS READY FOR THE NEXT STEP, BUT THEY DID NOT DEPOSITED THE ADVANCE YET. SO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CAN SHE RE-APPLY?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi Susana,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Your friend should contact Tier 2 and notify them of the error. The SBA only process the first application received, so re-applying wouldn’t solve the issue.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Steven Plyler

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Your economic injury is less than the amount you received from the EIDL Advance. This is what my decline letter stated

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gotcha. I’d definitely suggest you keep calling Tier 2 until you get ahold of someone to find out the status of the grant. It sounds like they’ve allocated to funds to you, so it may just be a waiting game. But I’d want to know either way.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Steven Plyler

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Was told last Friday my advance is being processed

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Quetta

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hello so I see you said you received your grant of 2k for your 2 employees did you have to accept the amount in order to get it for the grant portion or did they automatically just send it to you and you have to accept the actual loan that is related I’m confused because I clicked the box with the advance up to 10k thanks so kindly

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi Quetta,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The grant is deposited “without fanfare”. No email or acceptance communication for the grant – it’s just direct deposited into the account you specified on your application. If you’re approved for the loan, you’ll be contacted to accept the amount. If not, you should receive a denial email. I hope that helps!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Rachel Sunshine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I’m an independent contractor for a major food delivery service. I don’t need the EIDL loan, but want the 1K grant.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I received a letter from SBA denying me for the loan but then also said this: “We are pleased that we were able to give you an EIDL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Advance under this program even though we are unable to make you a loan. We hope the Advance funds will provide some relief in these difficult circumstances.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I received this email on Sunday (yesterday). Five days before that I received an email asking me to reverify my bank and personal name info which I did online. I used my personal checking account.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I’m assuming I will be receiving the 1K advance, I should see it in about one week right?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hi Rachel,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It sounds like you’ll be receiving the grant soon! Watch your bank account as it comes without any communication. Let us know what happens!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    suzane

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi, can we get 2 separate loans?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    my husband got approved only on his name , but we are both in the business can i also apply?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi Suzane,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      You may be able to apply to more than one lender, but the SBA will only process the first application they receive. As far as actually receiving multiple EIDLs, this is only allowed if they are for separate businesses (each with their own EIN).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Terry W Ballenger

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I applied for the advance they sent me a e-mail for a loan for 15K I ACCEPTED IT..Put my banking info in then did a identity check..then finalized final paper work with an electronic signature.. and was / Approved does this mean I got the loan?? . AND CAN IT BE DEPOSITED INTO MY PRSONAL CHECKING ACCOUNT..I DO NOT HAVE A BIUZNESS ACCOUNT… Thanks for any help..

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Terry,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          If you haven’t already, you should receive an email with lender contact info. I haven’t found any rules indicating that a personal account cannot be used, however, many applicants have reported experiencing issues/delays with attempting to have the funds deposited into their personal accounts. I’d suggesting reaching out to the loan officer assigned to you or calling a Tier 2 rep to find out.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Terry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OH YEA! Forgot to keep you all updated. HERE GOES…I applied as noted/ For the 1,000.00 Grant on 17th on the 18th I got a loan offer Accepted it, Within a couple hours, They sent me an E-mail with the paperwork to sign Electronicly, Signed them..And on the 21st 2 actual business day later I got the loan… Still have not received the Grant inwitch I applied.. I’VE read some post stating they received their actual Grant 8 days later…after they received the loan..So I hope I’VE help some with a kinda, kinda process Inwitch they proceed…Even though I have NO idea if and when I’ll get the grant $…..
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lateisha Williams

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hello I applied on 7/2 received offer accepted.havent sign any documents yet what does that mean.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Lateisha,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It’s very likely that your application is still processing. You can always try getting in touch using the contact info we provided in this post if you’d like an update. Good luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Yaki

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hello everyone :
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Is necessary to send bank statement or documents ?? someone asked to me to send green card and tax return after I confirmed loan amount.The email come from account ending with sba.gov. I emailed to him both document and now he asked me bank statement. I am confused is this scams, even if he has gov account. I read a lot of comments but I could not found like this kind of situation. Thank you

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi Yaki,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Those don’t sound like unreasonable requests, especially if coming from an sba.gov email. But- we do outline the documentation that you should expect to provide in this post on applying for an EIDL. I hope that helps clear things up!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yaki

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thanks

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Brandie L Wright

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I got A Email stating my Loan and my Advance is being processed that I didn’t need to do anything further
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        then 2 days later I got A message that they needed me to verify account then I haven’t heard anything further can anyone help me with what might be going on Thank you

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Brandie,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          You should receive an email with next steps. And since you’ve already received one email successfully, I’m confident you’ll receive the next one. Just hang tight, or give Tier 2 a call to see if they can give you an update.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Marcia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Does your credit score determine if you will the EIDL loan, if so. what credit score are they looking for to approve you, or can you use to tax return to get approval if your credit score is not up to par.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi Marcia,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No specific credit threshold has been stipulated, however, there’s nothing in the rules that forbids lenders from checking credit and it makes sense that they would. Payment history and derogatory remarks, delinquencies, judgments etc., will be considered.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TerriO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Received the loan today (6/18). Never received the advancement….just wanted to keep everyone updated. It was 2 days after accepting and signing all the documents. I originally applied on 4/15

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rachel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I applied for EIDL 6/17/20 got a loan offer of $1200, no grant. I realized I messed up and put 0 instead of 1 employee. I couldn’t find anything at the time if I should put 0 or 1 as I’m an independent contractor. Found out today I should have put 1. I decided to just reapply with correct info. Surely they have to let you edit a mistake? Also when it asked for expenses I put $0 as I didn’t claim any on my taxes. I read an earlier Reply someone said it may be too late to receive the grant if you mess up, that seems unlikely as mistakes can be made and it’s not like months have gone by.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Leigh Fortier

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Two of my other business owner friends and myself applied at the same time.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We are all in the same business. Entertainment – Live Stage Theatre.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We all received an email telling. us to sign up our portal around early June.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We all did not notice it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          So, June 10 one replied. He completed the first 2 tasks and got a call the. next day. Loan Officer asked some verification questions – and June 15 he had his funds. 41K

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Next- I responded on June 15 – and luckily got in on a call right away.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          She. helped me with the first 2 steps and said I’d hear from some one.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I have heard nothing – When I log in it still says “application in process.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I was offered 28 K – but asked for 20 K – over 25 K requires collateral.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I have heard nothing – no email or call.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Question ? When one is told they qualify for an amount – does this typically bode well that they will actually be approved. My credit was HARD pulled May 14. And I did receive 2K of the forgivable separate advance.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Next – my other friend responded on June 15 – I actually walked her through it. She was legible for 40K .. She hit submit and they immediately got a call. They said all looked good – but she needed to remove her credit freeze. So this lead me to think that one is NOT actually pre approved on any level when told the eligible amount.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thus – I am left with two things of consideration.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1) Why is mine taking longer – when my credit had already been pulled before I was sent my offer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2) For me – it is day 4 since completing the first 2 steps. So I wonder – do the collateral loans get through faster and easier?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Appreciate anyones info or insights.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thanks – and good luck to everyone . the SBA loan will allow us to weather the storm. (we’ve been in business since 2003 and are very important to the industry as we bring IN income for the theatre ) they really do need us – we are essential to the industry.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi Leigh,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            You’re not the only business owner this has happened to. There are business owners who applied back in April who still hadn’t received their loan as of June, while other businesses who applied in June have already been funded. Sometimes, the lender might need more information from you to make the loan decision, so this could be a possible reason for the delay, though they should reach out to you to if this is the case. You can call SBA Tier 2 support to check the status of your EIDL.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Olusegun Falode

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Olusegun,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We’ve included all that information in this post. Check it out!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thanks for replying.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I reached out to Tier 2 a few times.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Different things each time.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I ‘ve been told each time NO loan officer has even picked up my account.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  They have escalated it 2 x. I have been told that since credit was pulled before offer to me, that loan likely “approved” – but the loan officer needs to create the loan DOCS.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  However, the last Tier 2 I reached notice my social security number (vs FED ID ) with my S Corp.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  She changed it today to have my Fed ID number.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Originally – my app (which I received 2K form the advance fund) had been done that way so they could check my credit (which is all under my Social Security number) ..
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I am not convinced this was the issue – since NO loan officer has ever even reviewed my file which remains in limbo.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    L. Parker

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi L,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The short answer is yes, it should be. But this post on How SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Emergency Advances Work & Where Your Small Business Can Get One will be able to explain in more detail. I hope that helps!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Alma Castillo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Does anyone know what are the chances of getting approved for the disaster loan?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Alma,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It completely depends on your eligibility. If you qualify, you should get approved!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Louis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Just apply. I didn’t think I would be approved and I got approved. Apply.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Reggie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Like many of you I applied at the start of April, received the grant about to weeks later , then received a email earlier this month tell me to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Create a account to view my loan application, did that , filled the documents , got approved, received funds abort twos later .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              My question is , they quoted me loan amount of 12,500 I only requested 8k , I was wondering I can go and request the remaining amount I was quoted ?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                If you already accepted a loan offer, it’s unfortunately too late to revise your application, as currently no loan modifications are allowed.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Matt C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I’m an ag-based business. Applied as soon as the portal was available (3/30-ish?) Didn’t hear anything until got the advance on 4/30. Received an email from an SBA loan specialist on 5/8 to confirm info, replied right away. Didn’t hear anything for awhile until the SBA checked my credit on 6/11. Then yesterday 6/15, received the portal email and offer, which was in the ballpark expected. Signed documents, then approval was about an hour later, now waiting for funding.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Matt C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A followup…got funded today. Good luck to everyone and be patient.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yes its a sign of hope they will check your credit and take it from there.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Betty moody

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I check my status on the website an it still says your loan is in process an I was egible for 3,300 is that a good sign

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi Betty,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            That doesn’t sound like bad news to me! You can always try to call Tier 2 for an update, but chances are, they won’t be able to tell you anything more until it’s done moving through the process. Hang in there!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I am not one to usually leave reviews, but I appreciated all of the comments on this article that helped my husband & I keep our sanity by letting us know their EIDL process. I wanted to touch down on our journey as we maneuvered blindly through the sba bureaucracy, incase it will help anyone else hold onto their sanity.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Apr 2nd we applied for the EIDL, application # low 3300’s, with 1 employee. Some, but not all info we needed was our, EIN#, tax forms & business bank acct info.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Approx 4wks after application, our credit was checked, we receive alerts from a credit monitoring agency.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              May22nd received email stating application was still being processed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              May 26th received loan offer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              May 28th accepted offer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              June 4th loan deposited.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              June 12th $1,000 deposited.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We never felt sure about this loan since there wasn’t any direct contact or answers from the sba. We didn’t get our hopes up after we received the loan offer, only after the loan was deposited did we feel the sigh of relief! And it was a head shaking moment when the $1,000 was deposited 8 days later. It seemed like most people were receiving theirs before the loan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Good Luck to all in their journey!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Andre

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thanks for the info. Seems like everything just stalled

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Terry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  applied last Thursday for the loan ..was approved ‘after signing electronic signature / had no hope of truly receiving the loan…. Woke up this morning on Monday 4 days later loan amount in the bank.Still no 1,000 advancement witch is what i originally applied for.. BUT hear it seems to come 4 to 8 days after the loan…MY OPION IF YOU GOT APPROVED AND SIGNED THE 2 AREAS WITH THE ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE ON THE FINAL DOCUMENT…YOU’LL GET YOUR LOAN AMOUNT…HOPE THIS HELPS BUILD EVERYONES SPIRIT’S….THANKS S.B.A…..

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    What if i just want to get the advance loan not the actual loan that i have to pay back. I have received the portal that i was approved for $1000 but if i put my information i will have to pay it back. Not sure if they will ever get the forgivable $1000 advance not the actual loan that i have to pay back.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Alp,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The grant does not need to be repaid. If you just decide not to accept the loan offer, when presented with it, there will be no loan, but just make sure you’ve received the grant before rejecting the loan.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Catherine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TIMELINE of our APPROVAL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        About our business: Gross Rev $1.8 Million, $890 COGS, about $500k in Operating Expenses. 7 Employees, Publishing industry, located in Ohio, 27 years in business. 1 owner. Personal credit score 620 – no bad things but very high CC balances. Only had 2018 taxes, had filed extension for 2019 but provided 2019 P&L. Offered equity in home as collateral.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3/23/20 – applied for EIDL on “old” application site (same day Ohio became eligible)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4/14/20 – received multiple auto-emails about the changes to the EIDL program (addition of the Advance), and encouraged to re-apply on the “new form” in order to receive the advance. Email clearly stated it would not hold up application review process to do so. Re-applied on “new form.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4/17/20 – sent email to Customer Service with both application numbers, asked for confirmation that they are connected together and it will not delay our processing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4/19/20 – $7000 advance/grant appeared in our bank with no email or anything
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4/22/20 – rec’d email from SBA that we will soon get a Portal Login to check the determination on our loan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6/15/20 (yes – a full 2 months later!!) – rec’d email with Portal login. Stated we are Eligible for $150k over 30 years. Completed Identity Verification and selected loan amount.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6/15/20 – about 30 minutes after completing those tasks, got email that loan was Approved and documents appears in the portal to be signed. Signed documents. Home was not listed as collateral in loan docs (just general business asset lien). Use of Funds specifically state “working capital only.” Loan proceeds will be $100 less due to Filing Fee and we assume the $7000 will be deducted too per the program policy (though this wasn’t stated anywhere on the docs, nor did docs outline if disbursements will be in chunks or one lump sum).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6/16/20 – waiting for Funding.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Will update when funded.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stay vigilant and patient guys. One way or the other you will get an answer, but it seems like it does take several months. Hopefully you were able to get a PPP to patch you thru like we did.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Catherine Zupan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hello, this is Catherine with an update.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Funded today 6/17/20, full amount minus $100. $7000 advance/grant was not deducted, which was a big surprise to us.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Stay patient all. One thing I learned from reading these messages is that if you connect a personal bank account there are often problems with the funding getting deposited. It seems like they are wanting to deposit into business checking accounts. Might be for security purposes.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Marlene

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi Marlene,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Unfortunately, that was not great advice you received. You can count yourself as an independent contractor. I’d suggest reaching out to Tier 2 or your lender to see if they will make the correction, but it may be too late.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                One question: I was confused on what to select for the grant. Can someone direct me?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hi Janice,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I’m not completely sure what direction you are requesting, but if you are trying to figure out how many employees to claim, we have a post on how the EIDL and Advance programs work. That post states:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  …if you have four employees, you would receive an EIDL grant of $4,000. If you are self-employed, the advance would be $1,000.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  So you can claim yourself as one (if self-employed), and up to 9 additional employees.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If your question is “Where do I select the grant?” You can find instructions on page 27 of the Official Documents. If that doesn’t answer your question, please let me know!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Marcella Mercer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Is there a way to edit the application? I put “0” as number of employees and I am thinking I should have put “1”. I am an independent contractor. I cannot get a hold of anyone by phone. Thank you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi Marcella,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      You are correct; you can count yourself as an independent contractor. If you’re not able to edit the application itself, and you haven’t yet been assigned to a lender, I’d suggest you just keep calling Tier 2 until you get in touch with someone. Good luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Quinann Conaway

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hi,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We have approved over 6 weeks ago for the idle loan. We have been checking and calling several times and nobody seems to know when we will be funded. Is there anyone being funded at all? How long to we anticipate the waiting. When they came out with this program it was supposed to be funded within a couple of days. I just need to know so that we can make business decisions. We have had to put some business decisions on hold because we are not sure if this is going to fund and when. We have been patient and believe we will still get funding, but on the other hand unsure as well. While economy is now opening these small business need the disaster idle loan to keep their business open.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Looking forward to hearing back.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thank you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hello Quinann,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          If you were approved 6 weeks ago, I’d definitely expect you to have been funded by now! Many others have detailed their timelines, which may be really helpful to you in identifying where you are in the process. If you’ve already tried all the methods suggested in this post, you may want to get in contact with your local SBA office. They. may be more accessible. I sure hope you get funded quickly!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sam

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I applied for the EIDL back in March. Did not hear anything for a while then finally received an email to create a login to the portal. Never received the grant. I was approved for a loan but elected for the lowest amount of $1000. I received the loan closing docs about a week later and about 5 days later I received the deposit of just $1000. Still have not heard anything about the grant of 1k for an employee. I am a sole proprietor and don’t have any other employees. Has this happened to anyone?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            From the docs the 1k was the loan and not a grant. Wondering if i will ever get the grant. I called SBA and spoke to tier 2 before i received the loan amount and the rep said i would received the grant on the back end meaning when i complete the loan application I would receive two deposits. 1 for the loan and 1 for the grant. However that did not happen.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lastly, I remember filling out the initial EIDL form online. I read to put in 0 for number of employees if you are a sole proprietor with no additional employees. Can any please confirm you entered 0 and still received the grant? I have a feeling this might have something to do with it but not sure. Thanks!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              From what I have read, I was under the impression that as a sole owner you are also an employee, therefore you would put down a 1. Maybe that is the reason why you didn’t receive the grant. Reach out to SBA.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Just FYU, the same thing happened to me. Then about a month after receiving the $1000. I received a email that I was approve for the loan. I had to verify my banking information. Then 2 days later I had to Doc sign. Then 2 days the money was in my account

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I am a sole proprietor and entered 0 into the field for number of employees and received the $1000 grant.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I received an email to create my loan portal account but I only want 1k grant not the loan. I applied 2 days ago and haven’t received the grant yet. Do I need to create the log in for the loan portal account in order to be approved for the grant? Thank you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LN,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      If you checked the box to request the grant on your application, that should do it. You do not need to accept the loan, if approved. However, the timeline for grants is all over the map. Some people are receiving grants within days, while others are still waiting months later. You could try calling Tier 2 to see if they can give you a status update, but it sounds like their information is fairly limited. I hope that helps!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Troy Moser

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        So confused.. so I applied for both the EIDL and the PPP loan back in late April. I never heard a word about the EIDL. But was approved for the PPP on 5/11/2020.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I was so excited. But that was short lived because it’s over a month later and it’s still not funded. Even though bluevine shows it as such. Been jumping thru their hoops for 4 weeks with no clear outcome.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        BUT my real question is this. Out of nowhere this morning I got the email to create my loan portal for the EIDL. I haven’t seen any grant money as of today and the loan is for $1900. I quickly approved it. So even if they deny it, am I entitled to the $1000 grant? Is it odd I haven’t seen it before the portal email?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Troy,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          If you are eligible for the loan, then you are eligible for the advance/grant, even if your loan application is not ultimately approved. This post on how EIDL Advances work may be helpful for you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I was recently approved, and wanted to give everyone some information on how the process worked for me. I do not know the exact date that I applied, but it was definitely towards the end of April. The whole process took me less than 2 months.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Here’s the timeline:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Day 1: Applied for the EIDL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Day 2/3: Received emergency grant money ($1000 per employee)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Day 30ish: Received an email requesting I create an account and apply for EIDL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Day 45ish: Approved for funding

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This just happened, so I am waiting to see how long it takes for the funding to arrive. If it’s anything like the grant money, I’ll be receiving it ASAP.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bobby J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Just an update for everyone who needs some hope. I received my FULL requested amount. That means funding is NEXT DAY once approved (it takes a day for funds to settle into your bank account).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Again, I did nothing special. I provided the correct bank account info, and responded to the emails/requests on the website. The whole process was probably around 45 days and would have been less if I had stayed on top of my emails — as I went a week or so before responding to the initial request to create an account.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Good luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Shay

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I just received an email saying create my account and I was approved and had to identify myself accepted the loan amount what’s next.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bobby J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  You should be receiving funding soon Shay if you haven’t received it already. Expect to see it in your account.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Friends, please call 1-800-659-2955 if you are having a problem with your EIDL loan and advance. You can find this number by visiting https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/organization/contact-sba

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    There you will find a person who answers the phone and can help you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    If you have not received anything about your EIDL, then there might have been an issue with your application. For example, if you have selected that you made zero profit for the year, then you were not eligible for the loan. If you did not pay taxes on profit on your tax return for last year, then you may not be eligible for the loan/advance. I am not sure about that. You could try just saying that you made a $1000 profit and see if you get the advance then, but I am not condoning lying about this. I hope this helps someone in their search of getting the free $1k.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Donna Lamey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I filed an application for the EIDL disaster loan and was told that I would receive $1000 per employee. I’m the only employee. Never heard anything until two weeks ago I got an email with a approval of a $2500 loan. I called and they said that I would get the thousand dollars after I approved the loan. So I approve the loan filled out signed the documents and there was an error in the processing and it is been hung up for two weeks. I cannot reach anyone about it..

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hello Donna, Try to call customer service and speak to a tier 2 rep. Maybe they can get to the bottom of it. You mentioned being the only employee in your company. Do you remember if you entered 1 or 0 for the number of employees when filling out the EIDL form? Thanks

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Marcella Mercer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi there. I was reading the comment above. What if I entered a “0” for number of employees. I am a independent contractor and have not received the $1,000 grant. I did receive the email about moving further on the loan application. I have waited 30 minutes on the phone only to be hung up on.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kristen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I finally received a letter stating I would get $2200 but have yet to see a deposit for the emergency fund.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I received access to client portal with disclosed net deposit amount, I verified information but the DocuSign section is still grey and has been for 6 days, they say they are processing my application.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Does it mean I am already approved for the amount listed as net deposit and I just have to wait for a lender to be assigned?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            How long does the process take to get the DocuSign? How long after DocuSign for finding? I originally applied around April 7th.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thanks all!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi Kristen,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Unfortunately, there don’t seem to be clear answers to your questions. Others have reported a variety of EIDL application timelines, though most say every step of the process took longer than expected. You should receive an email from the SBA either approving or denying your application (maybe that is the letter you are referencing). Assuming you were approved, I believe the net deposit amount noted in the SBA loan offer should be the amount that the lender deposits, once assigned. Hopefully, another reader will be able to speak to that from personal experience. I wish I could offer more concrete answers for you — the process has been nothing short of inconsistent and communication is lacking, to say the least!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Micah Martinez

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I am I dire need. I applied for the SBA loans in March when it was available. I just got word that I’m not being considered because they are saying I submitted my application after the laws were changed regarding only agricultural businesses can gain access to the loan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I applied BEFORE that was put into effect. No other loan/grants/funding has worked for my business. Being a sole proprietor who has a business account through the local credit union and despite the fact that I have personal credit cards and accounts through chase, they won’t work with me for a ppp loan since I don’t have a business account with them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I feel the government has forgot about me. I feel helpless and hopeless.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hi Micah,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I’m very sorry that you are in this situation. I hope I can help. Do you have any kind of proof of when you submitted your application? My understanding is that the SBA was continuing to process all applications received prior to being re-funded. So I’d imagine, if you could provide that, they should honor it. If not, keep calling until you get someone that will listen — be persistent.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Did you apply for the PPP Loan for Sole Proprietors? It’s separate from the EIDL, and you may qualify for one and not the other- or both (or neither). Here’s a post on PPP vs EIDL. There is still PPP money available, so if you haven’t yet applied- please do!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I hope this information is helpful to you. All the best.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Micah, (I put my family facebook page for a website cause… well, why not. 🙂 haha)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You can try contacting a different bank! I had Huge problems and got the runaround by Wells Fargo over and over again. So I applied to a small business bank that I heard was accepting applications. I had never banked with them before, but I opened up an account and then they walked me through the process for the PPP. I know you were talking about the SBA EIDL but the PPP is really a great loan/grant now that they fixed it and made it more flexible for businesses like mine that are still 100% shut down.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Check out Pacific Mercantile Bank. I was helped by Robert: robert.selway@pmbank.com

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi I had made a mistake on my application I put down the wrong email and I had used business service instead of agricultural down in one of the boxes will I be able to update that or will I be able to reapply I been calling since 7am and everytime they pick up they say their phone messed up

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I wouldn’t normally approve a one-word comment, but I assumed you were testing the legitimacy of our comments. They are in fact, individually moderated by a human (typically me). If a comment doesn’t meet our Comment Guidelines, it doesn’t get published. We do our best to weed out the fake comments. I hope that answers any questions you might have had. If not, feel free to ask! Thanks!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I received my $1,000 grant on 5/5/2020. I haven’t heard about any more funds coming through. I’m a sole proprietor and the only employee of my business. I was lead to believe that this advance would come before receiving the loan amount, but since I haven’t heard anything, I’m assuming the $1,000 is all I’m getting? I also can’t sign in to the SBA site because I used the COVID-19 portal and apparently those who did that, can’t sign up with an email. I’ve just reached out through email to check my status but wondered if anyone else has had this same thing happen to them?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I was under the same understanding, I received the initial $1000 which was a surprise, I didnt even know it was coming nor did I ever receive anything in writing explaining this payment. I just now got my portal with the appoved amount. THEN, you have to accept the amount and then wait again to see if you approved for the loan. It looks like that could be another several weeks before knowing if it is approved or not. Best of luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We applied early April. Got the “grant” $10,000 (10 employees) on May 5th. It just appeared in our bank account. Didn’t receive the email from SBA to create an account until today, June 8. We could choose an amount up to $150,000.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Do you pay back the $10,000 grant if you decide not to proceed with the loan? After some research, not sure we want to use it, need to look into the restrictions/collateral issues further.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Is there documentation you have to send in to get the grant forgiven? The SBA website is not very informative, a FAQ would be nice. BTW our loan # started with 3601xxxxxx

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We have some FAQ’s in most of our SBA posts. This one on how the EIDL advances work might be helpful to you. It states that:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The advance portion of the loan is forgivable, i.e., you do not need to repay it, even if you ultimately are not approved for the EIDL.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Can I accept the EIDL advance but reject the loan?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Yes, this may be possible, as other applicants have reported doing this. Just make sure you have already received the advance before you reject the loan offer. Note that while you can ultimately reject the EIDL loan offer, it is not possible to apply for only the advance; you need to apply for both.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I’m in the same situation. I’m sole proprietor and the only employee of my business. Applied on 4/9/2020, Application # 3601 XXXXX, received cash advance $1000 on 5/5/2020. Since then nothing happened. I check my email including the junk folder every day, never heard from SBA. It’s been so frustrating. This EIDL supposed to be emergency funding to help people go through the tough times, but now it’s been TWO months, funding is nowhere. Even worse is that NO where to check the status either. We’re all in the dark.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Update: Received SBA email to set up portal account last Thursday, got approved today on Monday and loan doc was signed. The loan amount is very low, won’t help too much but better than nothing. Now waiting for funding. We’ll see how long that’ll take.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          All these comments are very helpful but one that is most helpful is telling everyone to be PERSISTENT, this is 100% fact. Every time I called SBA and may hold 3 hour plus wait but hold cause every time I have held I usually get an update soon.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            So I got denied for the SBA loan and it didn’t say nothing about an advance of grant does that me I won’t get the grant

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi Donneicia,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You could try getting in touch with Tier 2- they should be able to tell you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I finally receive my loan and portal. I am so thankful and grateful for that

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                But, the loan offer was extremely low. I was wondering if I accepted the offer, if I could cancel it if I changed my mind about the loan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I still have not received any advances. I am disappointed. But on the other hand I am relieved.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If you already accepted a loan offer, it’s unfortunately too late to revise your application, as currently no loan modifications are allowed.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Applied for EIDL, don’t remember date -application starts with 33030, received email that app was still processing on 5/3, did receive 3k advance grant deposit 5/4. Today (6/6) received an email to create portal log in and finalize appliction. Created log in, verfied personal info & then “signed” documents. Within minutes, I received an email that my application was Approved. Anyone know what happens now? Does this mean we will in fact receive a loan or is that up to a “final” approval by lender? Will we receive the amount requested and if so or less anount, when? So many questions, so little info.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi DPC,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      You should be matched to a lender. Others have reported receiving an email with their assigned lender’s contact info. So, if you haven’t received that yet, keep watching for it. The lender should be able to answer any questions regarding your loan amount. All the best!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I applied back in March and I still haven’t heard anything and still haven’t got the 1,000. An unemployment hasn’t help me either, I have been in Q for a call since March 3rd. Not sure what to do anymore I call both every few days and can’t get any help.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I’m very frustrated. Problems with portal and bank account info. I supplied a statement for it thru a loan officer. Logging in to the portal they still have my bank info incorrect. Documents were all signed on 5/29. No funding as of yet, not even urgent money! This is really stressing me out. My customers depend on us. If I can’t provide, they go elsewhere.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Does anybody know if denied. Does the denial letters come through the Postal mail. Or do they come through email? Thanks

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi LB,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Others have reported on here that they’ve received email denials — maybe other applicants will respond to your post here. Hopefully no news is good news.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I’m so sorry Micah! I’ve responded to your other comment with some suggestions — I hope it’s helpful!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi Micah,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I tried to find your other post but couldn’t located it. Anyway regarding PPP Loan, Washing Trust Bank still taking application (I do not know whether they have to be in your area or not but I applied mine PPP loan with them via online). You do not need to be currently banking with WT in order to apply for the loan. Once you got your PPP loan approved they will open a personal checking account for you to get the funds into. I applied with them in the middle of May and got my PPP loan already. Hope that helps. Good luck. Oh and I do not work for WT. They helped me out and I just pass the info on. 🙂

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      kathy geraldon

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      rom the time I started the application until I was approved was a ttl of 3.5 hours and had money in bank acct two days later.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hello,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I am coming to the end of my PPP June 30th. I was just processed on 6/23 for covid eidl grant.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I was asked by SBA to submit review application. It says I will receive $1,000 for each employee. Does this grant have to repair? And am I in jeopardy for applying before PPP has ended.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Joe,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The grant does not need to be repaid and you are able to apply for the EIDL and the PPP, there is no penalty for applying for both. Good luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I was denied through email , I called and wrote to that email . I was then asked to write a reconsideration letter . Which I did , I just got an email to confirm banking info for loan to be processed!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Iris Brassfield

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi! Hoping maybe someone can help shed light on my situation, which is:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I have 2 businesses, my main business and a small one that I do as needed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I applied on 4/1/20 for my main business and on 4/10/20 for the other business…. A few weeks later I received a $1000 EIDL deposit for my second business and just today received a denial letter for the loan portion…. I’m absolutely fine with that because the business doesn’t generate that much income per year; however my main business (my main source of income) does and my issue/concern is that I have yet to receive any correspondence from that loan which was submitted on 4/1/20.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Has any experienced this out of order processing of the loan applications?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I received a $1000 in EIDG and I applied around 4-1-2020 and I was under the impression that we were to receive a $10,000 grant, then they changed it to $1,000 per employee to receive the grant. I’m my only employee and I received $1,000 and it was just 3 days ago that I received a denial email letter from them.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I HAVE NOT RECEIVED THE 1000.00 ADVANCE. WHY DID THE DENY YOU?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  bummer after waiting that long.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I was in the same situation. 2 businesses – smaller one got denied. They ended up canceling by other application because the system flagged it as a duplicate. I had to call and ask them to reinstate the main application for my larger business. Good luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I applied March 29th, had a credit pull on April 28th, and received my email to set up my portal today. I did call the 877-641-8202 number this past Tuesday, spoke with someone, and they put a flag on my application stating I had called. The person I spoke to said that was too long to wait! Lo and behold, 3 days later I got my portal email!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On issue, when I submitted my bank info it said validation failed even though the info is correct!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I had the same thing happen. Be sure that you have your bank’s name correct. I had my routing number and account number correct, but omitted parts of my bank’s name. Once I corrected that my information was accepted.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hey Larry, I tried calling the 877-641-8280 and it does work. Will you please check and make sure it’s correct.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Larry … I was on the phone with the 800 number yesterday as well same isssue with the banking info not validating. What you need to do is erase all the bank info including your name and re-enter the info and it should update and validate correctly and redirect back to the main landing should your status.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I have read through many of these posts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I too applied for the EIDL in late March.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              on May 21st i received a email asking me to create my portal account.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              After logging in I could chose my loan amount with the slider.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On May 26th i received an email saying my account had been “updated” I was then able to move to (top step) where you verify who you are with the standard history questions. ie. “which of these towns did u live in”. My status said “Processing”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The next day May 27th I received a personalized email from a SBA agent asking for proof of my bank account (statement or canceled check) and a tax return or sched C.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I submitted the requested docs via an email and with no further communication later that day my status changed to “Your Application has been approved” in a green square. Now I was able to complete the final (bottom step) “Sign Closing Docs”. This step was no longer “grayed out” My loan docs were customized with my company name and loan amount which I doc-usigned and submitted. Now I wait for funds to hit my account which could be 2-3 weeks. Good luck.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Linda

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Soooo… according to my understanding, only the advance portion does not have to be repaid? And you can only get $1000 per employee for the advance? So if I’m a sole proprietor with no employees all I can get forgiven for the Loan would be $1000 and that’s only IF I get the advance, right?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I applied April 3rd and just today, May 30, received the email to set up my account. But no advance!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  My understanding is that the advance is not paid back. I haven’t received it either. I applied on April 19th. Got an initial email stating that the application was being processed in the order it was received. I called today and discovered that they. pulled my credit on May 23rd, and now am waiting on getting my “portal” email from SBA. I was informed that the advance sometimes precedes the loan portal process, or they attach it at the end of loan portal process. Hope this helps!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Buddy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have a question concerning Portal access.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I applied at end of March and a week ago I rec’d portal access but loan statement shows it’s still being reviewed. No dollar figures.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I to have not rec’d my $1000.00 advance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    My question is if you get portal access does that mean you are approved for a loan?
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The exact same thing happened for me cameohd@me.com. Around the same time too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Did you ever receive funds?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I applied for the EIDL and got an approval to set up an account in the portal and have done that but problem is i still haven’t received my grant portion. I have 3 employees. I’m hesitant to sign the loan docs before resolving why I didnt receive the grant or where it is in case signing means im forfeiting the grant. I know quite a bunch of people received their grants before the loan was approved but I has anyone received the grant portion after accepting the EIDL offer? Was it disbursed with the loan or separately ?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              It won’t matter cause once I spoke with an actual loan officer she didn’t even know we had rec’d the grant already. So follow the next steps and be PERSISTENT in calling them.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Take the loan – the “grant” is actually an “advance” on loan proceeds if the loan is approved. So if you had gotten an advance, it would end up being deducted from loan proceeds. Since you did not get an advance, you will get full proceeds. If you had gotten the advance but the loan was then denied, the “advance” would become a “grant.” Hope that makes sense 🙂

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Did you receive $1000 EIDL grant at all before apply for the loan?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Stuart Baldwin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Received approval over the weekend for EIDL that was applied for 4/1 (33013 series). $1K “emergency” advance received late April. Full loan funds deposited today – $150K, way less than request, but seemingly ratifying what we’ve heard that current limit is $150K. Invited to create portal yesterday for another EIDL applied for 4/2 ($79K – different entity; full amount of app shown on portal). As of today, shows still processing that application. No $1K ever showed up, but in verifying bank info on the portal, there was a notation that bank account was not recognized, even though # info was accurate. We use a Credit Union and there are two ways to identify an account – the full MICR # like on a check, or the member number. When I plugged in the full MICR # instead of member #, it went through, so wondering if that was what prevented the $1K from being deposited. So be careful when you verify banking info on the portal to make sure you don’t see that ‘not recognized’ message or you might never get whatever you are approved for! Good luck all!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thomas Bailey

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mine is processing so I called an apparently it just means a loan officer has it and will approve or deny you. If you are approved you will sign and eventually be funded. They seemed to have no idea on a time table,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Collin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Any word on how long processing takes? I created portal selected loan amount and it just says processing since yesterday. The part to sign closing docs is grayed out.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              after submitting my Agricultural grants and loan on the SBA Streamline portals on May 2nd I was invite to Except 5k to 25k my choice so I went for the middle 15k but no advanced grant never offered the 1k so I enter my information and also banking info. that was awhile back Sba portal locks me out telling me wrong security questions and the 800 numbers are just moving you along still have faith hopefully soon???

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Joe foodtruck

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Applied on 4/3 and on 4/6. Never received a grant only email stating my app was being processed on 5/3. called the SBA (tier 2) and was told that my app apparently had my bank routing number incorrect so probably why i didnt receive the grant. This was early in the month. Called back a few days ago and was told that my app was with a loan officer and to keep looking out for the email. At this point i wont be surprise if I never receive the grant seeing as how its been more than two weeks since they corrected the routing number issue and still nothing. Hopefully i can at least get this loan approved and funds deposited because its going on three months since my business has made any revenue. Hope every small business makes it out of this. Sadly thats not gonna happen…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  angela

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I recently answered phones at SBA for the EIDL loan, and there have been some changes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1) Tier 1 is forbidden from transferring any call to Tier 2 now…so don’t try calling them directly or asking for them directly. (Yes, that’s frustrating.) Tier 1 can *talk* to Tier 2 for you…you cannot talk to them directly (unless you maybe get a newbie who doesn’t know this). They get 30K calls a day and are trying to mitigate.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2) The people who answer the phones are given very little info and have *zero* power to push your application along. Even Tier 2 doesn’t have that power…they are just more experienced customer service reps who’ve been there longer to answer complex questions. They have no access to more powerful systems. When I worked there, I didn’t even know who did have access to a more powerful system, or if that exists. I had no knowledge of anyone beyond Tier 2, who fielded all questions I couldn’t answer immediately.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3) Later applicants (like after the first week of April) won’t even be in the customer service system yet, and for any applicant, 90% of the answers to every call is: wait for an email from SBA about receiving an invitation to create an accout in the online portal, or a decline letter. You can get a decline letter an any point, even after the invite to portal email.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4) Calling in does *not* push your application further along. The people who answer the phones are just there to make you feel better psychologically…literally all the power they have is to make a notation in your account that a potential loan officer would have access to.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The take home? Don’t call. Wait. Look for other forms of relief. The SBA has had more applications in 2 months than they’ve had in the last 10 years combined and everything is a mess. They’ll figure it out, but they’re struggling.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thanks Angela. That was helpful. Depressing but actually helpful. Will they know if you are denied at least if you called or emailed? How have they communicated denials? Email, snail mail, portal or smoke signs?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I recently had my credit report/esperian pulled but, it was locked. I don’t know how that happened. I immediately had it unlocked. Will they go back and try to pull it again? Or will they just keep going because the have so many cases. I applied for EDIL.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I called the 1 877 #. I don’t know what he did but, he said that he would leave a message in my file. Do you know what is going to happens next for me? Thanks

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hello there from my experience they will send an email asking you to unlock. They ran mines May 26th and I called Experian and had it unlocked. Afterwards I got an alert for May 31st SBA running it again. Now I’m just waiting patiently.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sherry Tarrant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I wanted to add to my last post from yesterday. I did not receive a call from a loan officer as I was told, but I did receive an email this morning (Memorial Day), to say my application was approved, along with closing docs to e-sign. Hope this helps everyone.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lisa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I received an email with my loan amount and saying approved. Does anybody know how long it takes to get your money?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi Lisa,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              It’s been different for every applicant, so it’s impossible to say, unfortunately. The only real consensus is that most recipients agree that it took longer than anticipated. Keep watching your bank account and try to be patient. Congrats on your approval! That’s a win, in and of itself. Good luck!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I have been approved on april 14, applied on march 31. Received my grant but still no funds from the loan. On about May 6, i was invited to sign closing docs AGAIN with a different amount for some reason, and still no money to this day. I’m really frustrated because i was depending on this money to stay afloat with my businesses, but I may have to close permanently because I thought I was getting this loan since I signed closing docs twice , and now I still have no funds almost two months later.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hi Christina,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I’m truly sorry to hear that. I know this has been such a huge blow to many small business owners.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We’ve been hearing stories of loan amounts being reduced, and this is what we know so far:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The SBA uses this formula to calculate how large of an EIDL loan standard small businesses are eligible for:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Revenue minus COGS, divided by 2, minus the advance (capped at $150K).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It is possible that you inputted the wrong amount for your revenue or COGS. Assuming you have not yet accepted the loan offer in the portal, you can still request to revise these numbers if you think they are incorrect and are not happy with the amount—start this process by calling Tier 2 support. Make sure you have documentation to back up your numbers, including tax returns and P&L statements.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If you already accepted a loan offer, it’s unfortunately too late to revise your application, as currently no loan modifications are allowed.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Been Approved for a week and have not received funds ….. just have to be patient although it is difficult to say the least ….

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I applied the last week in March.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mendy Haislip

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I accepted my offer a week ago. My portal still says your application is being processed. How long does it usually take to process? And then how long until funds are released?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Applied on Sunday 05/17/2020. Agricultural sector business, a LLC and we listed only 2 employees during online application. Got $2,000 deposited on Tuesday 05/19/2020, an e-mail on Sunday 05/24/2020 saying:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Your SBA Application No. 3000XXXXXX is ready for the next step. Create your SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Portal account to provide additional details or requested documents.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Same day I finalized process of creating online account using my e-mail address and a personalized password. Immediately verified my identity by answering some security questions and also reduced load amount from the eligible $150,000 to $115,600. Status in the online portal now says “pending”.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FYI, I reduced the amount to match thesame eligible amount I applied for under the PPP a day after I submitted the SBA loan application.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My feedback so far has been positive, expectations not so high cause my personal credit is junk.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thought this might help:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I applied for my loan approx six weeks ago. $1,000 was deposited in my account within two weeks. Last week I received an email to access/sign into the SBA portal, choose the amount of my (potential) loan – a max amount was given, confirm my identity, and add a bank account for disbursement. My application number is 3600XXXXXX, and the status on the portal says “Your application is being processed”. At some point they pulled my credit via Experian. Today (Sunday, Memorial day weekend no less) I received a call from a live SBA human from Alabama. There were some “Alerts” on my application that she wanted to clarify, I had to once again verify my identity, email a copy of my driver license, and confirm my bank account info. She said that next I should receive a call or email from a loan officer (she gave me her name). The loan officer would either clarify other items on my application or move the file for funding. This supposedly should not take more than a week. Will see?!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              As someone who recently answered phones at sba for eidl loans I can tell you:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. They’ve forbidden tier 1 folks from transferring calls to tier 2 now. Tier 1 can talk to tier 2 for you but not transfer you. (Yes that’s dumb.) Tier 1 folks are given very little info & are working 10 hour shifts. The vagueness of their answers isn’t their fault.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Customer service can’t pull up all applications yet…regardless of tier. The apps are getting uploaded in batches and it takes time. They also can’t do anything but make notations about your call . They can’t change any part of your application or “push it through” faster.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. 9 times out 10 the rep won’t be able to tell you anything and it isn’t their fault. There’s no timeline for anything so if you have a general “what’s my status” question they’re just going to tell you to wait for an email that’s either an invitation to create an acct in the sba portal or a decline letter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The info passed to customer service from higher ups soooooo miniscule & they aren’t allowed to tr.ansfer calls, period, which is frustrating for everyone on all sides. Keep this in mind if and when you call.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ok i keep getting different answers on what we can actually uses this loan for….i know we can use for payroll, pay payments on equipment associated with the company/or pay off that equipment, but can we also use this to buy more equipment for the business?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Just called this number 800-659-2955, a woman transferred me someone who can check my eidl loan and grant. They will need your loan application number. I applied 4/4 and was approved for a grant and they tried to deposit into my account and was rejected because it went into my personal instead of business account. 5/2 i received an email that they are processing my paperwork. 5/14 they pulled my credit.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Did you change your bank acct to a business acct to try to get the grant? Did you ask if that was possible?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Raj Saraf

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hello Jessica, do you know if EIDL has anything to do with PPP? I did apply for both. Got an advance for 3 employees. Got PPP funded as well. No news about EIDL actual loan.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hey Raj,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The EIDL has nothing to do with PPP. And it’s fine to apply for both. Word on the street is EIDL funds are trickling in, so just be patient and keep watching your bank account and spam folder for additional information.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Stuart Baldwin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (877) 641-8202 phone number got me to an SBA person quickly, so use that. Applied 4/2 for one EIDL and 4/3 for the other. Got $1K on 2nd app 4/30, nothing on other, no substantive communication about loan itself. Phone rep just now could only tell me that they were in process with no guidance on when I might hear. Interestingly, she said that it was possible to receive communication about and even funds for the loan itself and then get the “emergency” advance funds afterwards. Sounds like something out of the “Onion”, but apparently she had seen it happen.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kirk Tinsley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            FYI to others: I’m having no luck with the website and the 800 number methods. Attempts to login fail, and attempts to reset my password do not work. When I called the 800 number, I was quickly routed to an actual human. But all she could do was politely let me know that I will know that the EIDL application is progressing when I receive another email from the SBA. Note: I applied for EIDL on April 5th.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                shawn Rodriquez

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I applied April 2 and am told the same thing

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Brandon Anderson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I applied 03/31/2020 had a credit pull late April then received the advance the next day now I got an alert to accept the terms of the loan amount I did and now it’s approved so i will wait to see what is next.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi Brandon, have you received the loan you got approved yet? If so how long did it take once you signed the e-doc? Thanks.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kirk I know exactly what you mean same hear can’t change password its telling me wrong security questions when I know it right and the 800 numbers just politely move you along and its been 4 weeks since I received an email to star a portal was offered amount now just waiting

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Trinity Williams

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          this number was given to me by an advocacy group — it is for the SBA 1877 641 8202 I was able to talk to somebody, they looked up my confirmation number, then 3 days later I got the e-mail to set up my account portal — finally! I applied on March 27th and again on April 1 —

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rob Sprangers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Use the number that Trinity posted 1-877-641-8202. I have been calling the 1-800-659-2955 since 4/6 when I applied and wasn’t able to get any information from the person that answers the phone. Three weeks ago I was told to just ask to speak with someone in tier 2 and that didn’t really get me any further. Today 5/18 I saw Trinity’s post and decided to try that number, the gentleman that I spoke with took my information, looked up my application and was able to tell me that there was a question on my banking information. He verified the information with me and sent the application back to processing. The information on my application was correct but they had a question about it, apparently they don’t contact you if they have a question but wait for you to contact them. The problem is I’ve been contacting them for six weeks now and this is the first time I’ve spoke with someone that seemed to know what is going on or that was willing to help me. Good luck!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sondra Propps

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You had better luck than me. I tried calling the number and the guy I spoke to said they were working on it and have no idea when I may hear back. I applied the end of March. I will try again tomorrow and hopefully get someone who will try to be helpful.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mikel Massey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you for the alternate number. I just called and was placed on hold for a very short time and someone answered within 2 minutes. I provided my app and SSN and she basically said it was still waiting to be assigned to a loan officer. I applied on 4/14, received the 1K grant I’m assuming on 5/5 and an email saying my application had been received and I would receive further info via email but nothing since and that is the only correspondence I have seen since applying. I’m a small counseling practice and cannot survive much longer. She did tell me about a Bridge Loan that is something you can apply for and is processed within a few days and money in your account within 7-10 days and if approved for the EIDL it will transfer over once approved. I quickly looked at that but it looks like you have to have a company annual income of 200K minimum. But wanted to post incase anyone could benefit from that loan.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for that number Rob Sprangers! I actually got through to someone!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    That number worked for me, i was able to reach someone who pulled up my account and told me i was in the review process, i hope that means i am close, thank’s for the tip

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Russell Tarin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I called the number above and was 34 in line. I wanted about 15 minutes and a very courteous lady took my call. She looked up my number and said my application was complete with no errors. She noted they had pulled my credit report sometime back. She said my application was in the que waiting to be picked up by a loan officer. She could not tell me an approximate wait time, but said the next step would be the portal email that would give me access to any loan offers.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Claudio L Gaeta

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I did apply March 30, got an advance on April 21. May 15 they offer me a Loan. I completed the application and got approval. Now I am waiting for the funding.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Shane

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Me too. Approved on April 21, signed all the documents and am still waiting on the funds. Have you received yours yet?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Raj Saraf

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Congrats Claudia, for being able to get the much needed loan, especially at this time. I did apply on 04/03 & got the advance deposited on 04/28. No word yet about the actual loan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A friend of mine applied on 04/01. She didn’t get any advance but she got an email today that she got approved for 98k loan. I hope she gets her funding deposited soon.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Did you get your funding yet? I am curious to know how fast they make deposits & see how it works out finally.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gregory j Bansfield

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              how long was the process in between you excepting the loan terms and verifying your information, and then receiving an approval to sign the documents.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gr8 Lord Shahumatala

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Can someone help me make sense of this. I applied directly through the SBA for the EIDL loan and got approved for $4,300. I signed the loan documents and they only sent me $1000 instead of the full amount I was approved for. Why? Do they give the loans in batches?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hey there Gr8,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  That $1k deposit is the advance on the $4300 loan. The balance should be forthcoming.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I applied back in March for the EIDL and finally got an e-mail today (5/16) saying I am not eligible for any further grants besides the advance. I haven’t gotten any advance as of yet. The letter was dated April 17th. Wondering if I will still get a loan offer? I rather have a loan vs “free” money. No credit or anything was pulled either. I would love to just get a loan to pay off my massive credit card bill with a small interest vs credit card interest.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      David Smith

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      So I got an email on 5/10 that my EIDL was being processed and created the account, gave verification and bank info….and today I went to check on it and the status has gone from processing to DECLINED!! WTF. It says I’ll get more info by email. Has this happened to anyone else. I was really counting on that money, especially when they said it was processing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Same thing happened to me.!! I got the email from sba saying congratulations your application is processing. It gave me a loan amount that I was approved for. I accepted the amount . Created the account , verified my identity and put in my bank info….. Then boom next day Email saying I was Denied.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It also said it would send via email the reason for denial. Welp , that email never came. I’ve called and sent them emails asking what happened, but have yet to hear back. That was two weeks ago.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          HAVE YOU HAD ANY EXPLANATION ON WHY IT WAS CANCELLED? I HOPE THIS GETS RESOLVED FOR YOU

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Did you ever get a response about why it was denied?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Steve Carroll

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I applied for our Non-profit on 4/8 and have only received the canned email below after enquiring by email as to our application 360108. No other contact since. It seems that some people that applied a few days after have received some funds already.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “Thank you for contacting the SBA Disaster Customer Service Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We understand the challenges your business is facing due to the massive disruption caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Your Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) application is currently being processed in the order it was received. You will receive an email notification when there is a change to your application status.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Without question, COVID-19 has caused an extraordinary impact on our nation’s small businesses, and the demand for emergency working capital provided by the EIDL program is at historic levels. The SBA is processing applications from small businesses and private non-profit organizations across the country as quickly as possible. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to assist as many applicants as possible.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Additional information on available resources to assist your business during the effects of COVID-19 may be found online at http://www.sba.gov/coronavirus.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              If you have additional questions or require further assistance, please call our Disaster Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 or, for the deaf and hard-of-hearing 1-800-877-8339 (Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern Time) or email us at: disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sincerely,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Office of Disaster Assistance, Customer Service Center
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (800)659-2955 “

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Amy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I applied for EIDL, had my credit pulled, received an advance, and finally got the email to create an account, but when I click on the link it only gives me the option to sign in, and no option to create an account. I called SBA and they could not help me at all. If anyone has experienced the same thing, or has any ideas please reply. (I did try clearing cookies, using private browser, and even using VPN to no avail)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thanks in advance.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Amy,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I’m in the same boat as you. I would call 1-800-659-2955, tell them that the portal wont work and you were told to keep trying it for a day or so and that if it didn’t work to call back and ask to go to level 2. They have a know glitch in the system and they will need to resend you the email with the correct link to the portal. They have to send a message to the loan officer so he can resend it, don’t know how long it takes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Charles

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I got this email from the SBA, however, never received the previous email with a LINK to where to create an account. Does anyone know what the web site address is to create this account?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You applied for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan to help with emergency working capital needs as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. You were recently invited by email to create your SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Portal Account; however, our records indicate that your account has not been created. This step is necessary to continue to process your application. Failure to do so may result in the withdrawal of your application.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Any help is greatly appreciated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Frank

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Katherine Sweetman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Same thing here.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I applied for the economic loan up to 10k on 4-3, small business with 5 employees via the covid relief SBA link.. recd email updates from SBA on 4-14 and 5-2 indicating the application is being processed in the order it was recd…. not much more I can do except continue to wait…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I applied for the EIDL grant on April 4th. I received one email on May 2nd stating, that my Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) application is currently being processed in the order it was received. I eventually called the 800 number, 800-659-2955 last Monday May 11th, went to Tire 2 and spoke to someone. They said my loan was in process and I should hear something by yesterday or today. This morning I received an alert that my credit had been run, so checked Experian and yes, it was a Business Loan Inquiry from US SM BUS ADMIN ODA. So now what? What are they looking for? Identification? Good credit, which I have or what? I heard if your business name on Experian does not match the business you applied under, that could be reason for denial. I haven’t updated jobs or employment in years. Does anyone know if that is true? So other then the one email and a credit check today, nothing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dorothy Collins

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I doubts if this true, simply because if your business is Sole Proprietorship, Dba or such you rarely will borrow in the name of your Company.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sam

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I wanted to ask if anybody applied for the EIDL advance (the up to 10k bit) around the 4th April and HAS NOT received anything yet as of May 13th. I was under the impression that the Advance was processed a lot quicker than the loan application.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Sam, I am a single sole proprietor. I applied on April 5th and recieved $1,000 advance direct deposit on May 1st. I have yet to recieve an actual loan or a single email regarding approval.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  aletha g burgess

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    anthony djuren

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I applied immediately on April 5th…and have received NOTHING.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      same here, applied on april 4th and havent heard anything yet. all i have is just application number

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chase

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sam. I applied April 8th and have an application number 33033……… I have heard nothing from sba. No advance yet. I have talked to a lot of people who are in the same boat. So I think we are still okay, just a super slow progression

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lisa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I’m a 33033, as well. Never got the advance. And nothing further on a loan… which I actually do want. I applied on 4/9. Have called both #s given, and have been told that they are not allowed to transfer to a tier 2 rep. Whatever. No credit pull, so far. And I am just shy of excellent credit, so credit report shouldn’t be an issue.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tierney Lancaster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I applied 4/15. Received an email from SBA May 2 saying your app is being processed and you will be notified by email when you status changes. Nothing yet. I did NOT need a username and password when I applied, so I can’t get anything from the SBA portal. I do have my application number. Any suggestions on where to go to find the info based only on app number? Thanks.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Once your application is process you will received an email and a link to the portal, from there you will have to create a password.. once in the portal you will have to accept the amount of the loan and waittt….

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Did you receive the advance? I have not received the advance, but for the loan processing email and am offered a loan to accept, but still no cash deposit.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I also applied on the fourth. Nothing at all. I sent an email today.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sam, I applied on the 4th, and like Tierney commented above, I “received an email from SBA May 2 saying your app is being processed and you will be notified by email when you status changes. Nothing yet. I did NOT need a username and password when I applied, so I can’t get anything from the SBA portal.” Since the email on May 2, nothing else has happened. No advance, no money, no other communication.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I have called several times, and finally was told that the online portal isn’t working properly. We applied on 4/3/2020, received the grant money on 4/30/2020. Call the number Trinity listed 877-641-8202. The wait time wasn’t crazy, the person I spoke with was very friendly and we were told the loan portion is currently processing. Not confirmation, but I have peace of mind that at least it’s in the works. Good luck, everyone!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I applied on March 31 and have not received an advance as of today, May 18. Last Friday I called because I had not gotten any correspondence at all. They picked up right away, looked up my application number and told me that my application was being reviewed and was delayed because it needed additional review, but provided no additional details. They made a note on my account that I had called, explaining, “because that can help move it through faster.” I got an email early this morning to set up my online account and submit my loan application. I just did that and am hoping to get my advance soon.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I applied for the EIDL on April 3rd and received a 1000.00 deposit in my checking account. It’s my understanding that if you recd that money meant they are in the process of working on your loan. Can I also file for unemployment since im self employed and unable to make the money I was making because of the rules. Where or who do I apply with to get the ppp or the others listed. My last day I worked was March 20th 2020. Any guidance from you would be greatly appreciated.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi Michelle,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You can find out all about unemployment options for self-employed individuals in this post that was just published. It seems that you would be eligible, but we can’t say for sure. You can also check out our post on PPP loans for Sole Proprietors for more information on that. Links to the applications can be found in the posts. Best of luck to you!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We applied the first day the new application was up. I got 2 different emails the last on April 15. I had credit pulled on April 20th. After that nothing . No Grant money. So today I called again and got the same we don’t have information on your application “just wait”. So I insisted on talking with a Supervisor. Turns out there was an error on my application. When question for ownership was answered each one said 100%. That was enough to stop the process. They were able to change to 50/50 and now it will move forward. I also had them verify number of employees and bank info. So don’t give up!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I am so frustrated. I applied on the 4/1 as a sole prop. Application starts 3300. Credit was pulled on 22nd. Watched as many people that applied after me got money. I got nothing. You’d think if there was an issue, they would send an email. Nope. They probably just move to the next one.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    There was an SBA leak a few days ago that they check your background, and if you ever had a felony conviction, you are automatically Denied. I applied on 04/06/2020 with the 3300’s and still did not receive anything.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I’m with you 100% Andrew! My details are exactly the same. I’m also a sole proprietor with the same exact dates of applying and credit pull and I haven’t received anything. Hopefully we will hear something soon.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Trinity Williams

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          this number was given to me by an advocacy group — it is for the SBA 1877 641 8202 I was able to talk to somebody, they looked up my confirmation number, then 3 days later I got the e-mail to set up my account portal — finally! I applied on March 27th and again on April 1 —

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Michael Schweikowsky

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              It happened exactly as described
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Portal email 2weeks after advance!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jean Mawhinney

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Good news. I posted earlier that I have had no word re the Grant. Had called sba and they said they had 0 info. on the EIDL Grants. I read on this site to ask for a Tier II person. I called the toll free # again and was told no info. listed on me, so asked for Tier II. A great person called Gordon answered. He had all the info. on my app. Told me it was under review. I told him I could not sign in to sba with the user and e mail I had provided on my application.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                He said until I get the e mail from sba I will not be able to sign in. I have to be invited to join the portal first. I asked why some have gotten $1,000 who applied after me and he said some apps. are clear cut and others need more review. So he at least confirmed that I am in the system, so am not overly concerned. At least not lost in the system. He told me to check e mails every day and look for heading with sba in it.. Even though my other co-workers did not get an e mail but got the funds is still a mystery. Hope this helps. Phones are open daily from 8 am – 8 p.m and nobody much calling in today. Happy Mothers Day to all.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tina Geyer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If you could please leave the phone number that you were able to speak to somebody on that would be great. Or if you could personally email me that phone number my email is tgeyer7676@gmail.com.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lori H.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I applied on 4-9 and just got an advance deposited on 5-4. I got no email indicating I would be receiving an advance. The last email I got, on 5-2, said my app was being processed in order received. So I dont think you’ll necessarily get an email telling you that you are going to get an advance, but you should get an email AFTER the advance at some point, regarding your approval or disapproval for the actual loan itself. Hope this helps!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dave Range

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I applied March, 27 for the EIDL and had $2000 deposited into my account on April, 16 (myself and one employee), I received an email this past Friday May, 8 with loan details. I verified myself (typical questions from a credit report i.e. what street have you lived on? which person on this list do you know? etc.) completed a couple of answers and received another email hours later to set up an account and access the Portal, and was then directed to the actual loan documents, to sign online through DocuSign. No idea how long it will take to have the money deposited. I also had a 330 number.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Casey FERKINGSTAD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hi Dave! Your post was very helpful! Have you received your funds yet? I just did the identity verification in the portal this morning, now waiting on the documents to sign! Thanks

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Joseph Rodriguez

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I just signed my docs anyone know how long it takes to receive funds

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I just received my docs to sign. Is anyone concerned about the collateral? Anything over $25K they can use your property as collateral. Does this mean they lean your home?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jean Mawhinney

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I filed in early April for the business Grant, not loan. Have not heard a word even though other business owners I told this to have received $1,000.00. I have not. Nor have I received the $1,000. Does it mean now that I am not approved as others who applied the same day received funds 2 weeks ago.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              By the way the sba phone number you give is great for loan info. but they have 0 info. on the Grant program. Nobody does.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Jean,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                As we understand it, it’s not possible to apply for the grant only. In the EIDL application, there is a box that you check to request an advance on the loan you are applying for- but there is no application for the advance alone.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mayo caldwell

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I HAVE A SMALL MANUFACTURING BUSINESS,MAKING CLEANING PRODUCTS.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  RACE RACE . I HATE TO CALL IT. THE VIRUS STOPPED ME FROM GETTING ALCOHOL FROM UNIVAR IN CHARLOTTE. CHECK IT OUT.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi Mayo,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Have you tried applying for a PPP loan for Sole Proprietors? Or possibly Pandemic Unemployment Insurance for the self-employed? Also, it’s important to note that being denied for the EIDL doesn’t mean you were denied a grant. It still may be forthcoming if you are eligible to receive it. I hope that helps, and best of luck to you!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Al Kwon

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Heather Hill

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I applied on 3/19. I received my 10k advance on 4/13. I called yesterday 5/8 to check on my application. I was told I was in line and just had to wait it out until a loan officer sends me an email. Now they cap it to $150k when I should be approved for a lot more. Because my application hasn’t had “personal hands” on it yet, it should be “any day” however, there is no other way to check it. I have heard this same excuse 100 times over now.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        People that applied after me have already received there funding but they say “the applications are being processed in the order received via application number” which is 100% false. This is extremely frustrating and there is zero communication.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I am same as you … app date, grant date, etc. did you reapply using the short form app?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Did you receive your portal link? The SBA treats me like I’m crazy when I express concern over the lack of movement on my app. The phone reps write notes in your file – today my business partner called the SBA for the first time in 3 weeks and a rude phone rep told him he is reading the notes on our file and they said we are upset that our app isn’t being processed in the order received but that lots of people applied… so just wait. Why are they writing notes in our file that we are upset? How is that relevant to a loan app? It seems inappropriate and bizarre. I am feeling discriminated against because we called too many times or something.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Andrew S Stoy

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Carol

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We applied in March, and then for the 10,000 grant 3/30 and have received nothing and heard nothing. Our credit was pulled on 4/19.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I applied on Mar.30 for EIDL and SBA Pulled my credit report on April 16. Nothing 🤬😈

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I called today May 7th the 1.800.659.2955 number and someone picked up right away. I asked for a status on the application submitted on 3/31 and was told that they are waiting for the US Treasury to send them the funds. Once they receive them, they can start sending out the loan applications. She asked if I received an initial deposit and I said Yes. To which she replied that there’s nothing else to do at this point, that I just need to wait patiently.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We had applied for EIDL in mid-March and received our 1K per employee advance on April 16th. I called SBA yesterday and luckily I got hold of someone within the first minute of the hold. The lady asked me which date I received the Advance and she told me that I should be receiving an EIDL loan email any day now. The loan officer would reach out to us with a loan portal or let us know if the loan is not approved. She mentioned that currently there is a “couple weeks gap” between advance EIDL payment and actual loan offer email.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    PS: She emphasized continuing to check our email SPAM/JUNK folder as the email may go into that.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Good Luck and Stay Safe!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tony Clarke

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Got an email from the SBA last night. It showed my quested loan amount and asked for verification of my bank (electronic disbursement). the final stage is signing the load documents which is not possible as it said the loan is being processed. My question is: is the loan approved now that is said being processed or is it in the “we are thinking about it still phase”? Knowing its coming would be great and comforting v/s processing to say… SORRY. I have a 330 # applied in end of March got the grant mid April. Hoping for great news by June… Good luck Friends…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We finally received an EIDL loan offer email on May 9th. The email comes directly from SBA and it links to a portal where you create a password to log in (your email is your user ID). It has an amount that has been offered; you can select to take less money.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        As for terms, it’s the same as mentioned on the SBA website. We made our EIDL application around March 20th. Received advance on April 16th and EIDL offer on May 9th.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Good Luck everyone and stay safe.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I applied for the loan and grant money 5/4 the advance showed up in my bank acct. Nothing since no calls no emails so I dont know if I will get the loan or not.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Just curious if you’ve received your loan yet? I’m just trying to get some clarity in regards to how this works… I received my eligible amount email, I confirmed on my amount and now it says processing… Is this a good indicator that my loan will be approved?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tim

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Please advise. I received a $1K deposit to my bank account on TU 5/5/20. I applied for the grant/loan on 4/13/20. I am self-employed and not working due to COVID 19. No money coming in and bills, mortgage running up…I received $1k as stated but really need up to that $10K. Will there be just one deposit or will there be other deposits on following up-coming weeks? Again, I am self-employed and the UI has not helped either and that has been “pending” for over 5 weeks…I definitely need income. Please advise if anyone has an answer on this.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Tim,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The EIDL is a loan of up to $2M, and applicants can request an advance on that loan of $1k per employee, up to $10k. This is a grant that does not need to be repaid. So, unfortunately, that $1k advance on your pending loan is the max you can get as your only employee. Hopefully, your EIDL will get approved and funded quickly though. Best of luck.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Linda K Stotts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I received a deposit for approximately 1K in my bank without any explanation. I assume it is for the Disaster Loan Assistance Economic Injury Disaster Loan as a deposit on the 10K?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  My confirmation number for my application is 3300284191.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  When or will I get the balance of the 10K

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi Linda,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    That is likely the emergency advance on the loan. The advance on the loan is $1k per employee. You’ll receive an email from the SBA with loan terms if approved, but there is no real way to determine when, as everyone seems to be operating on different timelines. Just keep watching your email and be sure to check your spam folder.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I submitted my application on April 11th and have not heard anything. A have an application number, but no further communication. App # 330*******

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Suzanne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thank you for the information. I applied on 4/8 and received a notification that my credit was checked today from “factual data.” I haven’t applied for anything recently other than the EIDL. To those of you who had credit inquiries, is this the company or does it state “SBA”? Additionally, I have not received a specific email from them yet–just generic.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wendy

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Just giving information. I applied for both the EIDL (loan) and the EIDL (grant) on 3/30/20. I’m a sole proprietor, no employees. My application # was 360009xxxx. My credit was pulled on 4/16/20, and $1,000. was deposited into my business account on 4/20/20. (Free credit reporting agency – Experian, notifies whenever there is a change to my report). As previously noted in the comments, no email or notification was sent by the SBA when funds were deposited. I have, however, received two recent emails on 4/24/20 and 5/1/20 from the SBA indicating they’re overwhelmed with applications and they are still working on my EIDL loan and that I should be expecting an email soon regarding denial/approval.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I did not know there were 2 options? I thought the EIDL loan and grant were basically the same thing? (Up to $10K) What is different about them?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thank you for your info!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Mary,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The EIDL Loan is a loan of up to $2M. You can also request an advance on that loan of $1k per employee, up to $10k. This is a grant that does not need to be paid back. I hope that helps!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Danielle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mary,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    adrian

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Im on the same square, please keep me updated. I have no clue of what is next.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      April Holle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sharing my experience for others…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SAM RAO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My story is the same like others: called SBA so many times, no status update. I applied on 4.7 and my application number starts with 3600, no credit pull as of today 5/5. good luck , be healthy and stay safe

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jay

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I wanted to share my story here because the information that I found in the comment section was far and away more informative and spot on than anything else I have run across. I applied for the EIDL $10,000 grant somewhere around the beginning of August. I was given a application number which began with 330. I didn’t hear anything until I received an email from the SBA stating that applicants who are approved would only receive $1000 per employee. I am a independent contractor and I got really nervous because I answered 0 on my application when I was asked how many employees I had. Once I found out that I was eligible I tried emailing and calling the SBA to no avail. This was around the 22nd-26th. Finally I got to speak with someone named Maria (who was very nice and reassuring) who told me that my application was not in the system. She told me to be patient and that when my app was reviewed the preparer would probably catch my error and correct it. Maria told me she couldn’t do anything to update my file until she had access to it and to try back on 5/1. Well when I checked my account on 5/1 there was $1000 deposited. I received no email, confirmation or anything. All I can say is try the number, be persistent, polite and patient. The system is slow but it is definitely working. God Bless & good luck fellow entrepreneurs.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Renay

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jay, the same thing happened to me, I applied 4/7 and I got an application #3303…..but I did not get an email nor was my credit pulled! I’m letting everyone know because I too found more helpful information on this site. I applied for the emergency disaster loan advance 10k and on 5/2 I had a $1000 deposited into my business account, guess it came down to what was left in regards to funds and how much each Small business received. There isn’t really a for sure sign because a friend of mine has the same kind of business we literally have the same # of employees being salon owners and she received $5000 she applied 3/29 and got her deposit 4/22. Although I want to know if there is more coming or what next steps to take, I’m going to apply with my own bank so I can try to save my business….or what will be left of it. Good luck everyone and stay safe.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You applied for EIDL in August? Did you mean April?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lisa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you for this info! Very helpful. I’m in the same situation as you. As a freelancer I entered zero for number of employees. I have been concerned about this. Just today I received confirmation that they are reviewing my application. Fingers crossed that I will also receive the $1,000 advance/grant. Every little bit helps.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Trice

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I have been calling as well. I am my only employee. I applied April 3rd and I have not received and email, I thought. One youNT lady stated the email will be about the PPP she stated after you fill out the EDIL application this is the email they send you. Ok, I asked her, well how do they know we for this email telling us about the Pay check Protection (PPP) she stated “because they didn’t get a reply”. I called another day, spoke wirh a male, he stated they just got more funds in for this grant 3 days ago ( this was on Wednesday 4/30/2020). He stated my application is in the batch to receive money in this batch of applicants and to hold tight. I am in expectation. I’ll post when things change.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Julie Thiets

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    We applied thru the portal on 4/6. Like so many others, no username/password & when we select the password reset, we do not receive email. QUESTION: Many others have indicated that their credit had been pulled… HOW would we know it?? We simply check our bank accounts everyday for EIDL, stimulus, unempl… Crickets. Big thanks to anyone who can answer this 🙂 This is the most useful spot for info!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi Julie,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I’d suggest signing up with a free credit monitoring service. Typically they alert you when there is any activity on your credit report (ie, a credit pull. And regarding your other question, if you applied through the portal, there is no way to check the status, unfortunately. So that may be why you aren’t getting a password reset email. Portal applicants just have to wait for the SBA to contact them. I hope this information helps!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ana C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sign up Experian monitoring service.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mauricio Mendoza

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi July, did you get a loan number that starts with a 3 ?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          if you did, you have to wait for an e-mail from SBA that will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          let you create your own portal. In that portal, you’ll be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          able to choose the amount of money requested, confirm your bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          information and when ready. close and sign the documents.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          After you create the portal the advance should be in your bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          within a week. Keep in mind that the advance is $1000 per employee up to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $10,000. I’m in the last stage of the process but it is taking a long long time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to approve the loans. I applied on April 1st and still haven’t close on loan yet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          it is very frustrating……
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          hope this helps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Stay safe

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rebecca

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            When you are saying a loan number starting with a 3, do you mean your application number or the OMB Control Number? Both of mine start with a 3. I applied April 3, 2020 and have not heard. I applied online but I did not chose a user name or password. It sounds like you do that after per your comment.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mauricio Mendoza

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              HI Rebecca

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              That is your actual loan number.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Once your done with the application you should’ve received an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              e-mail allowing you to create your own portal (username & password) to check on your loan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and it will allow you to choose the amount requested.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Also, by this time the advance should be in your bank ( $1000 per employee)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I started the process April 4th and just today closed on my loan.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                EIDL Frustration!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hello, thanks for the info. In your previous post you say you applied April 1st but in your reply above it says you applied April 4th. Can you confirm your original application date? Thanks

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kyle Hubbard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I applied on April 2nd at 2:30 AM. I did receive the update email but I have not received an invitation to create a portal yet, when did you receive your invitation to create the portal? My number started with 3300 and then I was in the 900,000 range after those numbers. Is your number anywhere close to mine? Thank you for your help in advance.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mauricio Mendoza

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kyle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mine is in the 536000.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Received an e-mail yesterday confirming that my loan was approved and that I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    should log in within 30 days to sign, I signed it within a minute, no money yet in the bank.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The issue that I see reading this post is that many of you have not receive the e-mail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    that says ” your SBA application number 3300….. is ready for the next step. Create
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    your SBA Economic Injury Disaster Portal account to provide additional details or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    requested documents”. I received it a day after I applied.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The 1-800 number is not big help, they always tell you that we have to wait and be patient, that is what they’re trained to do, both, tier one and two.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Patrick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I applied the first day they allowed back in March I’m a number 3300 yesterday May 16th to create a portal and verify my info and bank info . Also I was able to accept or lower amount they are offering . Now it says processing and I can’t sign papers yet . I have not gotten any payments prior to this and to this day . Is this normal ? will I get anything soon the advance or anything

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mauricio Mendoza

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Patrick

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You should’ve received the advance by now.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You are in the right path, now just wait until they send
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        you an e-mail saying that your loan application is approved.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        once received you will be able to complete and e-sign the docs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Right now your portal is showing that your application is being processed .

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Matt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I applied for EIDL and the $10,000 advance thru the SBA simplified application portal on 4/3/2020. I finally received the $1,000 per employee part of the EIDL grant on 4/30/2020. They don’t send any email confirmation of your app. or any contact at all. You will just have to be patient and after 4 weeks or so from your application date you will probably receive the $$.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Brenda

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On April 1 I went in fill in application then got application number start 33 then April 14 I got a email stating 1000 per employee after application is submitted and funds will go in account I provided so far haven’t heard May 2 do any body know how much longer

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Donna

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I just spoke to someone. They answered very quickly. I had applied on April 6th. She said it is taking about 4 weeks to hear from them but they will send you an email and that as long as you have a confirmation number they will be contacting you. We’ll see.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                maia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I applied for the EIDL grant/loan 4/2/20. I received an email with 36 beginning app# and on 4/14 received the generic applicant email stating the advance will be 10k per employee etc..
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                then my credit monitoring emailed me 4/26/20 that sba pulled my credit (took 30 points!)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                nothing happened so I called 4/29/20 and was told that I should get an email from sba with a instructions and a portal very soon (today is 5/3 and nothing)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                though yesterday I got another generic email stating my application is being processed and that I would be getting another email with instructions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                WEIRD thing is my husband and i both applied for our businesses at the same time on the same day and he already got the 1000k without any other emails than those I received.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                they just deposited the money in his wells fargo bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This is the most bizarre system for loans or grants i have ever seen and is all we can do is wait ….sad thing is they could have easily put up a check your app page where you plug in your application number for status updates and there system would not be as bogged down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                best of luck

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Michael L Newman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I applied for the EIDL on March 31st, and have a lower 3300 number. I had my credit checked by SBA on April 16th. Still have not received advance or any other information. Was told by the SBA that it usually takes 10 business days after getting credit checked to receive the advance. I am at my 10th day, but still nothing. Also applied for Paycheck Protection. Got an email yesterday saying that the bank submitted info to the SBA, but I am not holding out alot of hope. I am already thinking most of the money is probably gone. The SBA did tell me that the EIDL is out money, and they are still trying to process old applications.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Matt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wouldn’t 10 business days be tomorrow? I’m in the same situation as you though, same low 3300 number and credit check on the 16th and applied on the 31st.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Shane

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      same here. applied on 3/31, credit check on 4/17 but no response.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chakra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I keep my credit frozen. I am not sure if SBA can even pull my credit (unless Govt has special permissions to circumvent freezes). If they can’t pull my credit am I out of luck? I don’t’ want to keep my credit open indefinitely for SBA to come and check.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          D.M.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I would definitely unfreeze your credit. Any time you want a loan that requires a credit check…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Constance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I applied on 4/6 #33026 ** I received 4/14 about $1000 per employee email called spoke with someone 2 weeks ago said it could be 3-4 weeks, and I told her I had credit freeze on my accounts and had just removed them the day before, because I was thinking that’s why I haven’t heard anything and she said they see my application but nothing had been done, and I would be notified by email, so yes if you have a freeze on your credit you have to leave it off unfortunately until they run your credit, and Im with credit karma and anytime someone pulls my credit I get notifications, so patiently waiting

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I filed for EIDL for myself and for my mother-in-law both on the same day. Our confirmation number is in the 3600+ number range and I got my credit pulled on April 19 (not sure if my mother-in-law got her credit pulled). I still have not received anything but my mother-in-law received $1,000 EIDL on Thursday, April 30. Very frustrating. Least SBA can do is acknowledge EIDL applications are in review and/or what the ETA looks like. Leaving everyone in limbo is horrific.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Shawn O'DAY

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Very frustrated. short version is below…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SBA has pulled credit twice. Originally applied for EIDL on March 18th, then applied again with the streamlined process several days later and checked block requesting advance. Applied for PPP with 5 banks during first round, now applied for PPP again for second round with 3 banks. No positive info or communication and not a penny received.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sonny

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I applied on 03/31, got an application number 3600. I called in a few times and was told please wait. A friend applied on 04/01 and got $5000 deposited to her bank account. So sad.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lourdes Rosa-Carrasquillo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have attempted to sign on and it won’t accept any of my passwords. When I ask for reset it states to check my email. I have no email. I have used both my email addresses and the same thing happens. When I call they can give me no update. about my application. The person just repeated what I found on the website. Why are we told to call to find out what was posted? Also, the attitude that I am a nuisance is not acceptable. I understand they are busy and respect that. However, they need to understand that I am in need for funding. A little sensitivity would be appreciated.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mauricio Mendoza

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Applied in 03/24 and got a 2000 number.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Received an e-mail from an officer requesting additional docs,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I submitted them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On 03/31 was told that I need it to re-apply on the new portal.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I did and was given a 3300 number.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Two days later received an e-mail that allowed me to create my personal portal.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A week later the advance was deposited in the bank.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I contacted my loan officer this week and was told me that she no longer is handling my loan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Since then, my portal shows that my application in being processed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        still waiting !

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Don

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Here’s what I received. What nonsense. Bait and switch Gov’t style!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On March 29, 2020, following the passage of the CARES Act, the SBA provided small business owners and non-profits impacted by COVID-19 with the opportunity to obtain up to a $10,000 Advance on their Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). The Advance is available as part of the full EIDL application and will be transferred into the account you provide shortly after your application is submitted. To ensure that the greatest number of applicants can receive assistance during this challenging time, the amount of your Advance will be determined by the number of your pre-disaster (i.e., as of January 31, 2020) employees. The Advance will provide $1,000 per employee up to a maximum of $10,000.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sonny

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I applied on 03/31/2020 and got the same email.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Matt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              They did this to be able to give some money to as many people as possible, since they received over 3 million applications, at $10,000 each less than 1/3 of the applicants would get anything.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SAIN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                As a sole proprietor, I applied for EIDL on 3/26/20 and received notification to use the portal on 3/30/20. I complied immediately and received a confirmation number beginning with 3300. On 4/13/20, I received an email from the SBA with Subject: Update on Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance. I have contacted my Congressman, both US Senators, the District Director of the SBA and the US Government Accounting Office. On 4/24/20 I was told to call the SBA 800 number and to ask to speak with a Tier II representative. The representative assured me that the application was in the system and that I would be receiving an email with an offer from the SBA to review and accept. It is 5/4/20 and I am still waiting. The longest THREE days of my life!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I called yesterday and talked to a woman who seemed to be at home and cooking something in their microwave. She took my information and I gave my confirmation # and gave other personal information. I think she said they had done a credit check, but I see no inquires based on that. She had no answers to when money would be sent or when I’d get a decision. I applied on April 3rd.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wade

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I applied 3/26. Manuel. Fax. Then I was directed to the portal. Very low 33000 #. I called Saturday! They pulled credit 4/12. Nothing deposited. I called again to find out my bank account info was mixed matched. Corrected today. I was also toId I had a “loan quote”. Wait for email to set up portal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Verify info , verify bank info. Sign docs. Still waiting on email for final approval.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Eric

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      How did you correct your bank info? I am wondering if mine is wrong.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ron

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mine was oddly incorrect also. Somehow they got my savings account number.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Heather Hill

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mine info was incorrect also. If we input the info, how is it incorrect? I have 3 applications in for the same company (1 2000 number, then had to redo into new portal, low 330 number and then was told to fax also, another 330 number). 2 of the 3 had incorrect info and the same PDF was used all 3 times.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Applied originally 3/19, then 4/1 and 4/5. The gentleman I spoke with said he put in the notes the correct info. Told me my first one was denied due to incorrect info. I received 10k on 4/13. I had my credit checked on 3/22 and then 4/10, this is getting ridiculous.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cindy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wade, how did you corrrect your bank info? And when you called, did the first person help you or they transferred you to tier 2 agent?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thank you

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wade

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tier 2 corrected mine. Also contacted local SBA. NEXT STEP local congresswoman!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wade

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tier 2 help with bank account info correction. I’ve now requested my local congresswomen to inquire on my behalf!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Still nothing new. You are in the. Please keep waiting.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Megan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I applied on 04/09 and have heard nothing. There was no option to create a username and password, so I cannot check my status on the portal. When I entered my email address to reset my password, hoping that I even have a portal account, I never got an email. I have heard nothing at all, only got a confirmation #.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    p fly fila

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    me 2 meg i checked my status and they dont even know me. but i got my confirmation # 33? ?? and they say im up soon but thats sum dude on youtube.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jason

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The reason why is because after you complete your application, you will received another email from the SBA to then at that point create your account. Basically I applied on April 8th and just called them today April 28th and that’s what the agent told me. It could take 30 plus days to get the email from them, then at that point you would take it from there. Hope this helps

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Richard Foster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I am in the same boat. Not able to check anything.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Susan Russell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Same here. I have a aplication number and no way to check it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Julie Thiets

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SAME HERE. Tried to reset password & never received email. Applied on 4/6 w/ confirmation #3303……. & since then nothing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              George Skinner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              How can they have given out all the money when it says you can get a max of $10,000? Also, it says that even people with their own small business working from home qualify. Well, we applied immediately and got a confirmation number. Then on April 14 we got an email stating that they can give up to $1,000 per employee. How is this any help when you run your own business and don’t have any employees. We run our own business with no employees. We don’t give ourselves a W-2. Contractors aren’t employees. We are an LLC and our accountant handles all the taxes and reporting but we don’t have employees. Now here we are in the height of our season with no income and no help.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Albert Loffredo

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Brett Weiss

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  You scammers! You got me to go to a fake website and enter my confidential passwords. What the hell is the matter with you people????

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  https://covid19relief1.sba.gov/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2F

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I am taking a photo of this message and will be reporting you to the authorities. I cant believe I fell fo your scam. Merchant Mavericks are crooks??? Who would have thought. Damn.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  How To Check The Status Of Your Economic Injury Disaster Loan & Emergency Advance Application
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi Brett,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I think you’re mistaken! The link you are referencing (https://covid19relief1.sba.gov/) is a direct link to the SBA portal, which is provided by the SBA in their Official Documents on page 34. Please take a look for yourself. You do, however, have to log-in to gain access to your SBA application status, but we don’t have access to that confidential information. We’d never intentionally provide our readers with misleading information and we are so sorry you felt that way! Our goal is always to be transparent and informative, and most importantly, helpful! We’ve double (triple, quadruple!) checked the link and it is in fact the correct link, so rest assured, the link in the post is the correct link to the SBA portal to check the status of your EIDL application. And of course, you can certainly find the SBA website on your own and log-in to the portal that way too– our link is not required. We just included it to make the process easier to navigate. Best of luck with your application! We are on your side, and we are here to help our small business community however we can during this very confusing time.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jim

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Successfully submitted the EIDL App 4/5. Have an App #. Was prompted and setup username and password. A couple days later they did not work. So I’m waiting for the email like everyone else.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tony Lee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Without Congress’ delay of over a week of additional funding after the first round were exhausted quickly, thousands more EIDL and PPP could have been processed. That said, it just takes patience. Plus, due to an overloaded number of applicants all at once while thousands of Federal workers are either teleworking or forced on admin leave, it’s understandable that “status checking” is not as feasible as during pre-pandemic economy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Last but not least, which plays a very important role in processing time, the CARES Act has authorized the SBA to rely SOLELY on Experian Credit Score (700+ is good, so on and so on…) to approve loan more quickly versus the traditional 3-step process for Disaster Loans.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sarah

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I called the number you listed just now with my EIDL application number in hand and was told they have “no way of checking application status” via phone by the lady I spoke with and that “I will get an email once I’ve been approved”. I applied April 4th and have still not received any email. So no help whatsoever at this point.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hillary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We applied for the EIDL on 4/2. I called yesterday and they said it could take 3-4 weeks. Has anyone who applied after 4/2 received the advance into their account? We are loan #3301.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Corey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Applied 4/1 with 3301 number. Only received email saying $1000 per employee. Have not heard anything since.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I applied same day as Hillary and have app#3301… In the same boat, have heard nothing and cannot get any info?????

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sunny B

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  So I applied on 3/30 for the EIDL and was told to apply online on their new system on 4/1. I submitted the application and only got a confirmation number. I have not heard a single thing since. Today I checked the account and they deposited the $10,000 advance I’m assuming. No phone call, no credit check, no email stating anything. All the times I’ve called to check they give me the same “I don’t know” response. It had taken all those days just for the advance when I was told it’s supposed to be 3 days. Anyhow I hope this helps you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lance Drew

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I applied 3/30, received confirmation at time of application. called 4/6 was told be patient, i was and received a $2000.00 deposit in my bank this morning. have not heard anything else as to what to do now.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tara

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I called the number. I got a woman that was not that friendly. I asked how to check the status of the EIDL my husband applied for on 4/3.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      She said- “We are working from home. For security reasons, we have no access to any of your information. They’re backed up in all states. You’ll get an email when it’s processed or you may get money before you get the email. Just watch for the email”.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Silence by me, silence by her.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Me: So…there’s just literally no way, almost four weeks later, to check anything.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Her: No.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Me: Ok then. Thanks, I guess.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Me: :::thinking to myself::: not a bad job to sit home, answer the phone, and just say- “I basically have no answers for you whatsoever”. I should’ve asked her how much she gets paid.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Terri

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        EIDL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I called the phone number and spoke to a live person. She said that there’s no way to check the status of my application- that I just have to wait. All I have is a confirmation number.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A2C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Same here.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Melinda Zongor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I applied for the EIDL grant on April 5. Only one employee, so expecting $1,000. Confirmation number is 33024*** if that helps anyone. As of April 22 we had heard nothing, so I called the number provided in your article and got right through to a real person! He asked if I had an application number. I said yes and he said that means that I’m “in” – but he couldn’t tell me anything more about its status or when it will be funded.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              wally

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              same as here i’ve applied on april 4 and nothing till today april 27 i did call and was told the same thing you have confirmation number than you are in just wait for an email from SBA

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TERESA DEVITO

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hi Teresa,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Applicants that submitted a successful application were supposed to receive the EIDL advance within a few days, regardless of whether they were ultimately accepted for the EIDL loan. I’d suggest trying the different strategies that we discuss in the article, to see if you can check the status of your application, though some people have been luckier than others in getting information. I wish there was a foolproof way to check, but there just isn’t. It’s a waiting game, but keep trying and maybe you’ll get lucky!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    susan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I’ve logged into the SBA site but don’t see how to check on my loan status. I applied for an EIDL on April 3 and received $1,000 this week in my business checking account. I also applied for a PPP loan through my credit union, and all I know is that the SBA “accepted” all the applications they put through. No idea if “accepted” and “approved” are the same things, tho. But back to the EIDL . . . what do you click on the SBA website to get status info? Again, I can get to my account, but see no way to check loan status.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hi Susan,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I’m not sure if this is the process you are using but in the SBA’s official documents on pages 32-35 it says you need to use the “SBA Assistant” in the bottom right-hand corner- it’s a small blue scroll-up tab. The documents have pictures showing where it is located and where not to go. Will you please check it out and let me know if that got you a status update?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Larry Hicks

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mailed in my application March24, called and was told to submit one online, got no application number, so called ad was told to apply again, so 3rdtime got an application number, called to check status, was told anyone who submitted an app thru any browser other than Internet Explorer would not go thru, and by the time this was found out they wasn’t taking a new applications, so any done thru chrome,firefox wont be accepted. We mailed our app in when all this started with everything from our small business info, tax returns for the past 2 years, bank statements current back to 6 months ago. We haven’t heard anything, no stimulas, nothing. We own a small OTR trucking company with truck payments due, insurance payments due.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cjb

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          actually, we submitted via Chrome browser and we did receive the advance, so the app was obviously accepted. Still waiting on loan status, which as we can all see is not retrievable. and we wait…

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Matt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I submitted using chrome also on 4/3, received the grant money 27 days later. Still no email as to if loan was approved or what…just a waiting game.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Diana

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I applied since March 24th and nothing yet. I have a question is this based on credit or how does this advance work?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Diana,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                There really doesn’t seem to be a rhyme or reason for the processing speed as far as we can tell!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Patrice

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Very frustrating. I know they are VERY busy, but… Positives, someone picked up the phone right away! I thought the call would go smoothly with such a great start! I saved the confirmation, so I had all of the information in front of me ready to go. I gave the person my confirmation number. We had a terrible connection and the person had such a thick accent that I truly thought I had been redirected to a call center out of country. Every time the person asked me a question for more information, he put my on hold for five minutes. What is your confirmation number; what date did you apply; what email did you use? Finally after the 3rd five minute hold, he asked for my phone number. I asked why he needed that when I had given him all of the other information. Finally, he just repeated my number, and I told him that was correct. Then he asked if I was Edith Statton? What the heck?? I repeated Edith Statton three times before I realized that he was confirming the date of my application (April 2nd). So, he FINALLY told me that I had been approved but that it could take 24-48 hours up to two weeks to receive the funds. I then asked the date that the application had been approved, as he told me he had the application right in front of him. He stammered and said that he had no idea. So, you have my app; you know it’s been approved; and there is no date anywhere on the documentation of when it was approved…. So here is to call #2 in another week or 14 days to see when the money will be funded. Again, sorry to be so negative, but honestly, what is the point of a confirmation number if it is not to speed up the entire phone call process…..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This is the most informational site I have found by far. Thank you to all those who have shared their experience. I’ll pass mine along. We applied for the PPP with our local bank (who were amazing), and a few days later I applied online myself for the EIDL, this was all around April 1st or so. We received our PPP loan funding on April 16th, thanks to our wonderful banker who guided us through the aggravating process.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I have not heard back at all regarding the EIDL. Applied on the COVID portal so all I have is an application number. This morning I called the phone number recommended by this site and actually got through quickly, I was shocked. I gave her my application number, but all she could tell me was that is was processing and we will be notified via email a decision. In that email, if we are approved, we are to receive an invite to a portal to proceed with the loan. I don’t really know much more, but I felt a relief that she recognized the number at least, lol! I keep looking at my checking account for the grant portion as other have mentioned it just shows up without any notification. Great tips, thanks again and I wish everyone well. I’ll post back when I know more.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Caroline Dobay

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I applied for the EIDL March 19th, I have my application number, I do not remember my user name and I called them today, she said there is no way to check and that I should have received a letter about the Cares Act on the 13th. I never received an email. What do I do now? It has already been a month. This whole thing really sucks, there should be a way to check the status with your application number.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hi Caroline,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        If you applied for an EIDL outside of the COVID-19 portal, you can call the SBA’s toll-free number to inquire about the status of your loan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          laura

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Great article, and follow-ups in the comment section – thanks for the info! As a small business owner (NY) I started my EIDL application on April 15. Awoke the next day to find the program had been suspended due to lapse in funding. I planned to apply for $10K total. Small business B&M retail shop, 20 yrs., sole proprietor, I’m the only employee/only employer. Monthly rent/overhead approx. $1K, closed as non-essential. Some questions I hope you can answer….

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          – are they still basing the allotment on the number of employees, as opposed to other costs (rent, etc.), i.e. $1K per employee? If so, as my only employee, I’d receive $1K which would not cover even one month’s rent/overhead when closed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          – if I apply for a $10K loan (vs. higher amount), will that speed/help the my chances/the process? (I’d be very pleased w/ $10K “advance”!). No plans to apply for PPP.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          – given I’m self-employed/sole proprietor, will the EIDL conflict with PUA unemployment for self-employed? (applied for, not rec’d yet).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          – is there a requirement on how the $10K must be allocated? (i.e. employees vs. operating costs, rent, etc.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          – can I continue the original application? (No idea how to find it) – and will I be considered as having applied April 15, or not until I start a new app?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thank you so much Erica and Jessica!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi Laura,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thank you! The EIDL offers emergency loans of up to $2M, which allow for an emergency advance on the loan of $1k per employee, up to $10k total. The advance portion is a grant. More on that in this post on EIDL Forgiveness. That said, new EIDL applications are not being accepted at the time of this reply, so completing your application is not an option currently. However, the PPP has been refunded and has loan options for sole proprietors. I know you mentioned not being interested in a PPP loan, but thought I’d throw it out there since the EIDL program is closed. We will continue to update our readers as new information becomes available to us! Best of luck to you!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Amber

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This is word vomit at its worst. No you cannot check on the covid 19 Eidl loan online anywhere. Those who applied online before 3/29 and had to create a portal acct. are not guaranteed to be processed under the EIDL Covid 19. Emails went out to those people to reapply under the streamlined application. That portal is CLOSED!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Calling into the SBA doesn’t guarantee a status update. The streamlined nature of the application does not provide for updates and especially during this time when everyone who can check should be processing applications already received.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              And good luck with that email. I feel tried just reading this mess.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Amber,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                You are correct!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                If you applied for an EIDL outside of the COVID-19 portal, you can call the SBA’s toll-free number to inquire about the status of your loan. Unfortunately, many small business owners are finding it difficult to find out the status of their loans and have experienced delays in receiving their funds. The bad news is that borrowers that applied through the COVID-19 portal may not receive an update for several days or even weeks. Remember, many small business owners are seeking financial relief. Combine this with hiccups in such a new program, and it’s easy to see why there are delayed responses. Though it can be a pain, simply wait until you receive further instructions or communications from the SBA. This may even be in the form of a deposit to your bank account. Hopefully, more information will become available in the near future to provide further guidance for borrowers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Please know that we are doing our best to provide our readers with the most current and most accurate SBA information available to us! We are all in this together and we really want to help!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Charmaine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I have been trying to reach them for days! I am unable to get emails to update my password since I forgot my password! The emails are not coming to me?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi Charmaine,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The portal does look to have a password reset option. But if that’s not working for you, I’d say keep trying! And keep waiting. If you were approved, the money will be deposited either way- many people have reported receiving a deposit without any prior communication via email or otherwise. So definitely keep watching your bank account.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      jh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Same here, no return email to reset the password.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Glitch in system…pretty bad for all of us!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tammy

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        any application status. The ONLY info they have is that it will take 4-5 weeks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        from the time you filed for the loan to see an email with more info.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          David Louis

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Duana Gillard

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Scott Foster

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              All I got was the email stating only $1000 per employee would be advanced, not the promised $10,000.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cannot log in to the site, even though I wrote the passcode down. Reset doesn’t work. Have heard or received nothing.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sad.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Denise C Hiott

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Last week I called for a status, I was asked to give them the 10 digit file number. When I had it they said my credit had been pulled and we would get an email stating approval or denial in the next couple days. I have not heard anything as of today so I called again and now they are reading very monotone off a script that must be 2 pages long saying that they cannot give status they appreciate our patience and once the loan goes thru the process we will get an email of acceptance or denial. Basically , you just have to wait until you the the “Email”….

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Latosha

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Idy Suce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mine was pulled the day prior to yours. Still nothing as well. Hoping we get it this week.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Summer Mayhue

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Is this a loan or free money
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Is this based on credit? Bc I applied before her and nothing?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hi Summer,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. There really doesn’t seem to be a rhyme or reason for the processing speed as far as we can tell!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Irena

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I’m so confuse now. I apply disaster loan on April 1 and I have not received anything. My uncle he has direct deposit to his business account on April 24. We apply same day. Does that mean I will not be able to get it ? Also, do we have to apply a loan first in order to get the disaster loan emergency advance?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi Irena,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            You have to successfully submit an application for the EIDL to get the advance. And we can’t say why some applications are processed faster or approved, while others aren’t- we just don’t know. All I can suggest is try to be patient. I know that is easier said than done! Best of luck to you!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tony Lee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. The advance is forgivable with conditions outlined on SBA website. The advance is processed separately from EIDL loan itself.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. The CARES Act has authorized the SBA to rely SOLELY on Experian Credit Score (700+ is ideal) to approve loan more quickly versus the traditional 3-step process.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                manisha

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  camilla

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  THANK YOU. THANK YOU! I was able to log in and complete my application which I thought it was being processed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hooray Camilla! Thanks so much for taking the time to post this!! Best of luck with your application.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Melissa

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hi Melissa,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        If you applied through the COVID-19 portal, you will have to wait until the SBA contacts you regarding your loan status, even if you have an application number. Some applicants haven’t received an email or phone call from the SBA but did receive a deposit in their bank account from the SBA with an attached application number.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        If you applied for an EIDL outside of the COVID-19 portal, you can call the SBA’s toll-free number to inquire about the status of your loan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          D Hewett

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi D,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PHYLLIS EVANS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Are these $10000 loans supposed to be paid back

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Phyllis,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It’s so confusing! There is just so much information swirling around right now, it’s tricky to make sense of it all. The EIDL is a loan of up to $2M. From that loan, you can request an emergency advance of $1k per employee, up to $10k. THE ADVANCE IS A GRANT, but the balance of the loan will need to be repaid. Here is a post that spells it out more clearly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jenna Ridenhour

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Debbie Campbell

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Michael Sutton

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4/22 called and said any communications will be by the email put on applications. Hope this helps people.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        eric lewis

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        April 20 they pulled my credit report, and I got the advance 2 days later. Still waiting to see if the actual EIDL loan gets approved.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Good luck to those who have applied. I’ve called a couple of times and 1 out of 5 was very helpful. One lady said she even annotated disabled veteran business on my application.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Albert T Walker

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Same here..following to see whats next..Thanks

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Greg Pollack

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Vinh Lu

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              They may look harder at businesses with more employees and cash flow. Best of luck everyone!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gail

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Alice Harper

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Josh

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Patrick

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Scott

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Phillip Polk

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kevin Williams

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Craig NMN Verran

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You cannot at this time check the status of your eidl, so please update your information and provide the correct truth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi Craig,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Joshua Lewallen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If the sba pulls my credit does that mean I will be getting a loan ?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi Joshua,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    While some borrowers have reported receiving funds a few days after their credit was pulled, others were still waiting on their funds despite their credit being pulled. In other words, this shouldn’t be used to gauge whether or not your loan was approved or will soon be funded. Wait for communications from the SBA, and don’t forget to check your business bank account.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      NICOLE KAUFMAN

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Soni

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        How do I know if I my application was declined or still pending considering I did receive the advance but nothing after for further loan?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Any ideas?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Soni,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Applicants that submitted a successful application were supposed to receive the EIDL advance within a few days, regardless of whether they were ultimately accepted for the EIDL loan. So it’s possible that you’ll still get the loan. You can try the methods we’ve mentioned in the post and see if you can get an update, but it seems that most everyone is being told to keep waiting. Best of luck to you!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            tony

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Here is a link to our FAQ section that should address your question.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                george P marlow

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                hope that helps, Super hard to get answers on this been stressing a lot! GoodLuck

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rachel

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    David

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Joel Hedlund

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hi Joel,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        According to the SBA’s official documents, if you did not apply through the streamlined portal, you should be able to check your status using the SBA Assistant in the bottom right-hand corner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Amber King

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          So of course we were elated… and we are proof that they are processing them with no prior contact from them.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          So keep an eye on your experian report.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I have also read that they will pull credit check before depositing the advance and that if you received that email I mentioned above that it is a good sign they are working on your application.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My application number started with 33003***** if that helps any.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Keep the Faith Friends! And God bless!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Amber king

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Michelle Johnson

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jessica Kaufman

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Rachel goldberg

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Received that standard email saying 1000 per employee….
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Credit pull on 4/17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                But still nothing . We’re u contacted before they deposited the money or just checked and it was there ? Thanks

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Svetlana Krakhmal

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Greg

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jeff

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Harvey Porterfield

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Shannon L Sullivan

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hi Shannon,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Our only intention is to help. We wish you all the best.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kelli

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We have links to the portals in the article you can try.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Felicito romano

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi Felicito,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    If you applied through the COVID-19 portal you’ll have to wait for a call from the SBA. If you applied online you should be able to check your status through the SBA Assistant in the bottom right-hand corner, according to the SBA’s official documents. We wish you the best of luck!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      sherill

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Barry Smith

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Barry,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            adrienne mascaro

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi Adrienne,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You do not need to apply for the PPP in order to qualify for the EIDL; this post EIDL VS PPP will explain. And we’ve updated this post to include a FAQ section that can help clarify what happens if you can’t get any information on your application.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Q: I’ve tried contacting the SBA but haven’t heard anything. What do I do now?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Unfortunately, many small business owners are finding it difficult to find out the status of their loans and have experienced delays in receiving their funds. The bad news is that borrowers that applied through the COVID-19 portal may not receive an update for several days or even weeks. Remember, many small business owners are seeking financial relief. Combine this with hiccups in such a new program, and it’s easy to see why there are delayed responses. Though it can be a pain, simply wait until you receive further instructions or communications from the SBA. This may even be in the form of a deposit to your bank account. Hopefully, more information will become available in the near future to provide further guidance for borrowers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A. Miller

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  brian fitzgerald

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Michael Sutton

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The PPP hard pulls are coming from Banks themselves (unless yours isnt participating in PPP). If you got an advance and SBAD is listed in the discription of the transaction it is for the EIDL.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Those hard pulls are legit. I had mine done on 4/12 and received my advance on 4/14.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Michael

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Claudia Dodds

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lynette Marsack

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I registered for the same loan (EIDL) on 4/4. I have not heard anything either. I did call today and got thru to someone today. He said, if you have not heard back, then you are under review. It takes up to 3 weeks for a response. So, if you applied after I did, I don’t think you will hear anything until the 1st of May.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Keeping my fingers crossed. Best wishes, stay well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SCOTT A MAPPIN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I applied on 3/27, did get a confirmation that my application was submitted and have an application number. HOWEVER, there has never been a location, as far as I can tell, that will afford the opportunity to enter my application number to see if my loan has been processed. Additionally, there has only been one email received from the SBA informing me about the change to the $10,000 initial disbursement that was promised… Very disappointing that this is the state of the website… how about putting the field somewhere obvious, if it exists at all, letting us know we are in the right place, and then just be honest about the sites ability to process our inquiry. Not having anything at all related to searching for the status of the loan is very frustrating during extraordinary times when things should be obvious at the least. We get it that you are overwhelmed, but surely someone in the IT department could spend all of 20 minutes making this happen. Way to go red tape!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Adrienne Johnson

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              george P marlow

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SALLY Eickhorst

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  todd

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The SBA says, when you call them at the number above, “There is no way for us to track the status of your EIDL application, EITHER ON THE PHONE OR ONLINE. When your application is ready, the SBA will email you.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  IN OTHER WORDS, DON’T CALL US, WE’LL CALL YOU

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CHECK FACTS BEFORE WRITING SOMETHING YOU ARE COMPLETELY WRONG ABOUT.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi Todd,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Unfortunately, some merchants are reporting that when contacting the SBA, they have found that there is currently no way to check the status of their EIDL application. We presume that this is due to the high volume of applications the SBA has received. Be aware that some methods of contact might not work at this time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Michele Palulis

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        WARREN PHILIPS

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        IT HAS BEEN ALMOST TWO WEEKS SINCE OUR COMPLETED APPLICATION WAS ACKNOWLEDGED, BUT WE HAVE NEITHER SEEN NOR HEARD ANYTHING SINCE….

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        WE ALSO APPLIED FOR THE EIDL GRANT AND GOT A LOAN/GRANT NUMBER BUT NO WORD SINCE.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hi Warren,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Q: I’ve tried contacting the SBA but haven’t heard anything. What do I do now?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Unfortunately, many small business owners are finding it difficult to find out the status of their loans and have experienced delays in receiving their funds. The bad news is that borrowers that applied through the COVID-19 portal may not receive an update for several days or even weeks. Remember, many small business owners are seeking financial relief. Combine this with hiccups in such a new program, and it’s easy to see why there are delayed responses. Though it can be a pain, simply wait until you receive further instructions or communications from the SBA. This may even be in the form of a deposit to your bank account. Hopefully, more information will become available in the near future to provide further guidance for borrowers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            george

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            then reapplied for 10,000 grant that’s where the ask for your bank info new
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            applications started with #3300**** that ask how many employees you have gross sales and cost of goods ets, if you then applied at your bank for ppp once they submit your required forms is when I received a personal email invite with loan amount.. it was 2 days after my bank submitted ppp loan paperwork. hope that helps! good luck!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              L Albert

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I guess you have no idea that there is no status selection the SBA web site nor do they know any thing on the phone one would wonder why they even answer the phone in the first place

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Get real and stop wasting business peoples time with this non sense

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jessica Dinsmore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hi L,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thanks for your feedback. According to the SBA’s official documents, online applicants should be able to call the SBA and ask for Tier 2, or check their status online using the SBA Assistant in the bottom right-hand corner. Unfortunately, though, portal applicants can only wait for a call from the SBA. Thankfully many business owners have reported being able to check their statuses using the information we’ve provided, so while it may not work for some, it has still been helpful to others. We hope you’ll be able to check yours as well if you haven’t already. Good luck to you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hi Michael,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      What should I do?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hi Ed,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mike

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hi Cindy,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The method of status updates depends on the method used to apply for the loan. Portal applicants will have to wait for a call from the SBA, while others can either utilize the SBA Assistant in the bottom right-hand corner, or call the SBA and ask for Tier 2. I hope that helps!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Please note that the SBA required application for the COVID-19 EIDL Advance via a streamlined application process. No account or sign-in credentials were offered for the streamlined application process – as such, one cannot confirm application status via the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Portal as suggested.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This comment refers to an earlier version of this post and may be outdated.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hi Michael,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If you submitted your application online, you can check the status of your loan through the SBA website. This is the quickest and easiest way to verify the status of your EIDL.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If you applied through the COVID-19 portal, you will have to wait until the SBA contacts you regarding your loan status, even if you have an application number. Some applicants haven’t received an email or phone call from the SBA but did receive a deposit in their bank account from the SBA with an attached application number.

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