Apple launches disaster relief program for Apple Card users


Apple just added another perk to Apple Card.
Photo: Macrumors

Apple is now offering financial relief to Apple Card users in areas that have been hit by flooding and other natural disasters.

Multiple Apple Card holders have shared an email sent by Apple with an offer to apply for the company’s new disaster relief program after detecting that they may have been affected by a natural disaster.

One Macrumors reader in Houston whose house had flooding damage from tropical storm Imelda posted a screenshot of the Apple Card email. It appears that Apple constantly scans its customer database for addresses in areas that experienced damage from fires, floods, tornados, earthquakes or other issues.

Here’s the list of benefits Apple’s offering:

  • No interest for two months, starting with the month you enroll. After two months, your standard purchase APR will apply.
  • You can skip the payment due in the month you enroll.
  • If your account is in good standing, you will remain current while enrolled.
  • If your account is past due, your account will not go further delinquent while enrolled.
    However, your account will remain past due until you make all of your past due payments and your ability to make new purchases may continue to be restricted.

Customers who are interested in taking Apple up on its offer are told to contact an Apple Card  Specialist. Apple Card launched in August with a number of big benefits for consumers with more being added every month. The card is currently only available in the U.S. but Apple is looking to expand it to international markets soon.