7,500 hardship-assistance checks remain unclaimed on Navajo Nation

Published: Monday, December 13, 2021 - 11:25am
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About 7,500 hardship assistance checks are unclaimed in the Navajo Nation. The deadline to use all funding that comes from the CARES Act is Dec. 31.

$361 million were made available for hardship assistance on the reservation. So far more than 300,000 people have enrolled. 

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez urges anyone who has an open application but hasn't received a check to call the office of the Controller by Dec. 23. 

A bill to extend the deadline for tribal lands to spend CARES Funding passed the House of Representatives last week.