Getting an Auto Loan While on Unemployment


If there is one thing I don’t need to remind people of, it is that the economy is still not the best.  Yes, we are in recovery, but it is a slow one.  Because of that, many people are still struggling to find employment.  Those same people also still need vehicles.  So, is it possible to get an auto loan while on unemployment?

There’s really no easy answer to that broad question I just so happened to ask.  An easy answer is yes, you can get an auto loan with the only source of income being unemployment.  However, as with all things, some nuance is needed to be completely honest.

Unemployment is not the kiss of death to someone’s credit.  It is very possible to be receiving benefits while still maintaining a high credit score.  With a high credit score factored into the credit check, it does raise the possibility of being accepted for an auto loan.

The best way to ensure you can get an auto loan, regardless of being on benefits, is being able to show the ability to pay back a loan.  That’s really what dealerships are looking for, knowledge that you’re good for it.  So ask yourself a question, are you only receiving income from unemployment benefits?  How about social security or child support?  Any alternative source of income can help your chances in proving that you’re capable of maintaining monthly payments.

It is more than possible to get an auto loan while on unemployment; it just means that you need to be acutely aware of your finances.  Granted anyone looking to apply for an auto loan should be aware of these things, it just becomes that much more of a necessity to increase your chance of getting an auto loan.

Have any more questions about the subject?  Contact a sales rep at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge and they will work you through the process to acquiring an auto loan for the right new or used car.  Be sure to like us on Facebook and to follow us on Twitter for more tips and special monthly offers.

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Help for Getting an Auto-Loan While on Disability

ID-10091618There are already enough hardships on people with bad credit looking to get an auto loan.  It’s even harder if you’re on benefits.

Why is that?  Well it’s because Social Security disability income cannot be garnished.

What does that mean exactly?  If you’re on disability income and should your vehicle get repossessed, then the lender is unable to garnish that income to pay off outstanding loan balances.  The lenders keep this very much in mind when someone on SSI disability wants to apply for an auto loan.

That isn’t the end for applicants on SSI disability, however.  High-risk lenders will still take you into consideration under the right conditions.

One example is if you’re able to prove income that can be garnished.  If you have another job and can prove income through a W-2 that helps a great deal.  The length of time you’ve been with the job can make a difference as well.

Something else to consider before applying helping your chances is to take a look at your residency.  If you’re able to prove long-term residence stability, it can help.  You also will want to look into showing your credit problems to be situational rather than habitual.  The difference is that situational will be a credit problem as a result of a single problem, such as a medical issue, while habitual is a history of being behind in payment to multiple lenders.

Getting an auto-loan when on disability is tricky.  It’s important, more-so than with most borrowers, to know how the system can be influenced in your favor.  Thankfully, it is possible with leg-work and proper knowledge.

If you need a hand in getting an auto loan, then contact us at Bayside Chrysler Jeep Dodge. We work every day with people that have poor credit situations and help them get the loan they need that suits their life-style.  We love to say yes! We’ll work with you to put you in the car best suited for you. Don’t forget to like and follow us on Facebook as well as Twitter.

Source: Auto Credit Express

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