Relief For Some In Connecticut Affected By Government Shutdown

January 15, 2019 - 8:54 am

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC) - There is some help for those impacted by the government shutdown here in Connecticut, thanks to several local businesses. 

United Bank, headquartered in Hartford, has said they will be waiving all deposit account monthly service charges, and they will be offering loan assistance for United customers left without pay during the partial government shutdown. 

The bank will review each scenario on a case by case basis. Those who wish to take advantage of the temporary benefit must show proof that they are a federal government employee.

United Bank isn't the only one helping those who are struggling. Connecticut Water, Avon Water, and Heritage Village Water are willing to work with furloughed federal workers to maintain their water services during the shutdown. Combined, the companies serve more than 350,000 people in 59 Connecticut cities and towns.