Credit freezes can be tough to overcome for the average consumer.
And while you don’t have to pay the full amount of the freeze to access the money you need, the amount you do owe can be very expensive.
Here’s what to do if you do find yourself in a credit freeze situation.
How do I apply for a credit card?
The first step in applying for a refund is to make sure you’re eligible for a debit card, which is what the freeze applies to.
You can use your debit card to make purchases at participating retailers or through online services.
You’ll also need to submit proof of your income or assets, such as your social security number.
Here are the credit card issuers that have freeze credit options: Bank of America: If you apply for the freeze, you’ll have to prove your eligibility for a card with a credit limit of $600 or more.
If you do not meet the limit, you can still apply for another card.
This can help you stay in the system and avoid paying your freeze debt.
Discover: If your credit score is below 637 or less, you may be eligible for the Freeze.
However, your card issuer won’t provide you with the payment information you need.
You may also need a credit report from Equifax, Experian or TransUnion.
Bank of Nova Scotia: If, after you apply, your credit report does not show a freeze debt, you will be eligible to apply for credit with the freeze credit program.
You will also need your social insurance number to apply.
You must also provide documentation to confirm your income and assets.
You are not allowed to use your freeze credit card to pay your outstanding balance.
Citibank: If it is determined that you are eligible for this program, you are required to submit an application and provide documentation.
If approved, you won’t need to provide proof of income or your assets.
Discover credit card: If the freeze debt has not been repaid, you don.
You should submit proof that you met the freeze payment threshold and your credit card issuer will send a letter to the address you provide.
The letter will list the amount of your freeze debts, and your payment options.
You won’t have access to your bank account until the letter is received.
Discover also has a cash advance program.
The cash advance is an option that allows you to pay for a portion of the purchase at a bank branch.
If your account is frozen, you have two options.
Either you can pay for the full purchase at the bank branch or you can wait until the next day to complete the transaction.
Bank transfers are a second option that can help ease the process of paying your debt.
Bank credit cards also allow you to transfer money from one card to another.
Here is what to expect from each card: Discover: Discover has a Cash Advance Program, which allows you a cash payment option if your balance falls below $500.
You also can transfer money between the two accounts.
Credit card issuer: Bank: Discover offers cash advances to people with balances between $5,000 and $50,000.
You pay the balance at the branch, or you transfer the money to your card, depending on the amount that’s outstanding.
Chase: You can pay up to $1,000 in cash for a maximum of $1.50 per transaction.
You get one cash advance per transaction, and you must pay off the balance in full before you can withdraw the money.
If the balance is over $50 and you’re in a low-income category, you pay the entire balance in one payment, and if the balance exceeds $50.0, you must wait to pay it off until you are able to withdraw the funds.
Experian: You also get a cash-back offer, but you only get one full-time cash advance, which you must use within 30 days of applying.
You have two cash-out options: 1) You can get a one-time credit card offer.
You’re allowed to pay off your balance in 1 month and you’ll get $2.50 back.
You then can use the money on a different credit card, such a a a new credit card or a personal loan.
2) You may be able to use a two-cash-out offer.
The cardholder agrees to pay all outstanding balances by the next payday.
Bank offers include the Cash Advance.
You do not have to accept these offers.
Discover has an optional cash-in program that allows for you to use up to a $500 limit to pay a balance.
You don’t pay your balance until the money clears your account.
Chase also offers a cash cash- in program.
For $500, you receive a cash credit to your checking account.
You wait 30 days after the check clears before you may use the cash.
All you have to do is complete a free account application.
Citigroup: You’ll need to pay any balance outstanding after 30 days and