The GitLab Inc. Relief Fund is here to help team members get through difficult situations that may happen from time to time. If you’re here and need help, we want to ensure that you have the information you need to effectively navigate the application process. Below you’ll find an overview of what is eligible for the program and a few FAQs that will help you apply.
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We’re here to help. The first step is to determine if you qualify for assistance from the GitLab Inc. Relief Fund. Some questions to ask include: 1) Am I a qualifying employee? 2) Do I have a qualifying event? 3) Are my expenses eligible? While there is a vetting process to ensure eligibility for the program, the initial qualifiers are that simple. Let’s find out if you may be eligible based on these indicators:
Who is eligible to apply?
- Active Full-Time Employee
- Active Part-Time Employee
- Full-Time on Short Term Disability
- Part-Time on Short Term Disability
- Full-Time on Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Part-Time on FMLA
- Long Term Disability
What are the eligible events?
Eligible events must have taken place after December 15, 2021. In addition to this, the event must have taken place during your time as an employee of GitLab. When starting an application, it is vital to select an eligible event to proceed through the relief fund process. Consider the over-arching event that took place, creating the expense you incurred. See the list of eligible events below:
Some examples of eligible events include:
- House Fire
- Short-Term Illness
- Denied Health-Insurance Claim
- Domestic or Physical Abuse
- Death of Employee, Spouse/Partner, or Dependent
- Violent or Non-violent Crime
- Tropical Storm
- Ice Storm
- Winter Storm
- Wild Fires
- Nuclear Hazard/Pollution
- Disaster resulting from an accident on a commercial airplane, passenger train, bus, ferry (Common Carrier/Public Transportation)
- War or Military Action Disaster
- Terroristic or military action
- COVID-19 pandemic
- Catastrophic house fire or flood impacting colleagues’ main residence
You will be asked to describe the expenses this fund will support later in the application; this may require supporting documents.
What are eligible expenses?
- Food and clothing for disaster-related assistance
- Basic household goods
- Housing-related assistance, including, but not limited to, reasonable repairs, mortgage and rent payments
- Basic transportation (not including routine maintenance)
- Basic utilities
- Childcare related expenses
- Disaster-related evacuation expenses
What are ineligible expenses?
Ineligible expenses may cause financial hardship but may not be a direct result of an eligible event. The following are examples of expenses that DO NOT qualify for assistance:
- Lost compensation due to reduced hours or missed time from work, not related to an eligible event
- Legal fees, garnishments, or expenses associated with divorce or custody cases such as loss of Alimony
- Credit card or personal loan debt
- Elective medical procedures, expenses, or denied health insurance claims
- Insurance premiums or items covered by insurance policies
- Routine automobile, home repair, or those due to deferred maintenance
For short-term evacuation expenses related to a catastrophic disaster, an employee must submit the request for assistance within 45 days of the event’s occurrence.
How to Apply
Step 1 - Click the "Start New Application" button - Create an online account or log in (if you have already created an account) to access the application page and complete the application with the requested information.
Step 2 - Submit your application - Complete the requested information and upload the required supporting document(s) and submit for review.
Step 3 - A grant specialist will review your application within 3-5 business days and contact you if more information is required.
What Happens Next?
Once your application is received you will receive a notification confirming your application has been submitted. If additional information is necessary to move forward you will receive an email outlining what documentation our team needs. Upon receipt of all supporting documentation a grant specialist will review and make a decision regarding your request. If approved, a grant distribution will be made based on your payment preference selected in the application. Check back daily to see the progress of your application as it moves through the review process.