A sudden financial hardship due to the loss of regular household income can be caused by divorce or legal separation, or the loss of court mandated support. When a bookseller experiences loss of income for one of these reasons, the Book Industry Charitable Foundation may provide financial assistance to help cover basic living expenses for up to three months if there is sufficient evidence that financial equilibrium will be achieved during that period.
The Foundation is not able to provide financial assistance in lieu of an associate’s compensation from their personal employer.
Additional documents required for divorce or separation:
- Divorce decree or affidavit of separation (can also be a mediation agreement)
- Court ordered child support benefit documentation (if applicable)
To access the application form in Word click here (Word).