CoEJ Hardship Fund 

The CoEJ hardship fund has been established to provide financial assistance to Jamaat members facing financial difficulties due to various reasons, such as unexpected emergencies, economic hardships, or specific qualifying criteria.

Outlined below is the process for accessing the CoEJ Hardship Fund: Eligibility:

Most hardship funds have specific eligibility criteria. Common criteria may include income level, employment status, medical emergencies, educational expenses, or other qualifying factors. It’s essential for the applicant to be transparent and share all the relevant information in order to determine whether the applicant meets the eligibility requirements before applying.

Application Submission:

Applicants will need to complete an application form which can be found on the CoEJ website (www.coej.org).

Applicants may be required to provide supporting documentation to prove their financial need and eligibility. This can include documents such as proof of income, medical bills, eviction notices, or other relevant paperwork.

Applicants will be required to select, from a dropdown menu the jamaat they belong to and a copy of the application will be sent to that jamaat’s treasury department for due diligence

Review and Jamaat Submission to CoEJ

After having completed due diligence, a review of the application and supporting documents to determine if the applicant meets the eligibility criteria and demonstrates a genuine financial hardship, the treasury department will submit the number of applicants and the amount required by the 15th of each month.

Notification of Decision:

Once your application has been reviewed, you will receive a notification regarding whether your application has been approved or denied. If approved, the notification may also include details on the amount of financial assistance you will receive.

Disbursement of Funds:

If your application is approved, the applicant’s jamaat will provide instructions on how and when the applicant will receive the funds. This process should take no longer than 14 working days

Compliance with Fund Rules:

It’s essential to adhere to any rules or conditions associated with the fund. Some hardship funds may have restrictions on how the funds can be used, such as for specific expenses like medical bills or educational costs.

It is the responsibility of any Applicant on Universal Credit or any other state benefit to disclose and declare the financial support given to them from CoEJ hardship fund.

Follow-Up or Reporting from Jamaats to CoEJ:

CoEJ may require you to provide updates or reports on how the funds were used or to verify that your financial situation has not significantly changed.

Keep in mind that the specific process and requirements for accessing the CoEJ Hardship Fund can vary significantly from one fund to another. It’s crucial to carefully read the CoEJ’s guidelines and follow the instructions provided.

If unsure about any aspect of the application process, don’t hesitate to contact the Hardship Fund Task Force for clarification or assistance (hardshipfund@coej.org).

Application form: https://coej.org/imam-reza-hardship-fund/

Confidential M: treasurer@coej.org