The Associate Hardship Fund

Helping associates through hard times
Associate Hardship Fund

The RK Cares Associate Hardship Fund is available to assist Rural King Associates who are experiencing economic hardship and are unable to afford housing, utilities, and other basic living needs because of a qualified disaster, life-threatening illness or injury, death or other catastrophic or extreme circumstances beyond the associates' control.

Who is Eligible?

All RK Administrative Services, LLC associates who are currently employed part-time or full-time for at least 60 days prior to submitting this application AND have experienced a qualifying incident (see details in application) within 60 days of the date of application. In the case of death of an associate, then spouse, domestic partner, or eligible dependents may apply. IRS documentation may be required to show dependent status. An associate can only be approved for assistance once within a twelve-month period. If you would like to learn more, and view or complete the application, please follow this link:

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