COVID EIDL Borrowers Receive Additional Deferment

 

Illinois District Office - March 2022

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COVID EIDL Borrowers to Receive Additional Deferment on Loan Payments

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Existing COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) borrowers will receive an additional deferment of principal and interest payments for a total of 30 months deferment from inception on all approved COVID EIDL loans.

The extended deferment period will provide additional flexibility to small business owners impacted by the pandemic, especially those in hard-hit sectors managing disruption with recent variants, as well as recent supply chain and inflation challenges amid a growing economic recovery.

Since its inception, the COVID EIDL program, a federal disaster relief loan, has allocated more than $351 billion in relief aid to 3.9 million borrowers, including to the smallest of small businesses from historically underserved, disadvantaged communities

Key information regarding deferment: 

  • This deferment extension is effective for all COVID-EIDL Loans approved in calendar years 2020, 2021, and 2022. Loans now have a total deferment of 30 months from the date of the Note. Interest will continue to accrue on the loans during the deferment. 
  • Borrowers may make partial or full payments during the deferment period but are not required to. The SBA recommends using www.pay.gov
  • The SBA will not send monthly SBA Form 1201 payment notices; however, the SBA will send regular payment reminders via email. 
  • Existing COVID EIDL Borrowers can find account balances and payment due dates in the SBA Capital Access Financial System (CAFS) and learn how to set up an account in the CAFS system by logging in at Capital Access Financial System (sba.gov).  
  • Deferments may result in balloon payments. The deferment will not stop any established Preauthorized Debit (PAD) or recurring payments on the loan. COVID-EIDL Borrowers with an SBA established PAD must contact their SBA servicing center to stop recurring payments during the extended deferment period. COVID-EIDL Borrowers who have established a PAD through Pay.Gov or any other bill pay service are responsible for terminating recurring payments during the extended deferment period. 
  • After the deferment period ends, COVID-EIDL Borrowers will be required to make regular principal and interest payments beginning 30 months from the date of the Note. 

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Stay updated

Visit sba.gov/relief for updates on the loan programs, guidance for businesses and employers, and other SBA resources.

If you have questions about your already submitted COVID EIDL application, contact the SBA Disaster Customer Service Center at 833-853-5638 or disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

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E-mail questions to illinois.do@sba.gov.