Illinois EIDL disaster loans have been approved over 148,880 small businesses and companies in the State of Illinois amounting to over $11,686,960,630 in Illinois EIDL loans processed as of 12/23/21. If your Illinois business entity has already received a US Small Business Administration (SBA) loan, you may be eligible for more COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) money from the EIDL program in Illinois.
You can follow the process and request an Illinois SBA EIDL loan increase, up to the current $2,000,000 maximum, based on your maximum eligibility from your 2019 tax return figures for your business in Illinois.
Illinois EIDL loans were previously limited to $150,000, and then raised to $500,000. On 9/8/21, the SBA increased the Illinois EIDL loan limit from $500,000 to the current $2 million.
How to Request an Increase in the Illinois SBA EIDL Loan?
Once you log into the Illinois SBA online EIDL portal, you may or may not see a button titled “Request an Increase” or “Request more funds”. If you do not see that button, an EIDL increase must be done manually and in letter form.
Click on the button and use the slider bar to select a new increased loan amount.
If you don’t see the button to increase the loan amount, you can directly reach out to SBA by email and request a loan increase.
Send an email to [email protected] with the subject line “EIDL Increase Request for [insert your 10-digit application number]“. Make sure to include all the necessary information such as application number, phone number, etc. in the body of the email.
You will receive a confirmation email for your Illinois SBA EIDL loan increase request saying “Thank you for contacting the Covid EIDL Increase Team. Your request has been received and will be processed in the order it was received.“
It may take several weeks before you receive a response from Illinois SBA.
Illinois EIDL Loan Modification and Increase Request Strategy
For a complete SBA EIDL loan modification strategy on how to do an increase request to maximize your chances of receiving the maximum eligibility your Illinois business qualifies for, please schedule a call with us directly.
In Illinois, there are varying factors to consider if your increase request is under $500,000, or over $500,000. These are very important factors you should know to maximize your chances of getting a “yes” for your Illinois company.
Contact us today to schedule a call with one of our SBA loan consultants to discuss the best strategy that will work for your business in IL.
Illinois SBA EIDL Loan Increase Request Guidelines
Here are some terms and rules when you apply for an Illinois SBA EIDL loan increase:
- 30-year term with a 3.75% fixed rate for business and 2.75% for nonprofits.
- SBA will record a UCC filing for a loan amount over $25,000.
- No real estate collateral is required for any loans below $500,000.
- May use funds to pay off other business loans or business debt.
How Long Does it Take to Get an Illinois SBA Loan Increase?
The estimated timeline for approval is three weeks for amounts under $500,000 and six weeks for amounts over $500,000.
If you are waiting on approval for a loan under $500,000 and an increase to over $500,000, the timeline is closer to nine weeks.
How Does Getting an Illinois SBA Loan Increase Working Capital?
Getting the Illinois SBA EIDL loan increase will allow you to get increased business financing. The new money plus your existing Illinois SBA EIDL funds will give you more working capital.
You may use the increased funds for any business purpose such as increasing payroll for Illinois employees, buying equipment, or increasing inventory.
How to Increase the Chances of Getting Preapproved for an Illinois SBA Loan?
Do More Paperwork.
If you are eligible, you must submit Form 4506T to the SBA, which allows it to ask the IRS for a tax return transcript.
Additional documents will be required for loans over $500,000.
Apply for a Loan Increase.
Apply for a loan increase through SBA’s portal if you are eligible. In some cases you might not see the option even when you are eligible, thus check back again after some time.
If you can’t see the button yet, apply for a loan increase by emailing them on [email protected] using all the information.
Connect With SBA.
If you have made an error in an application such as adding unverifiable information or haven’t heard anything, then you can email them on [email protected] stating your problem.
Prepare to Wait.
You will need to wait until you get the response from SBA for your application. This might take several weeks. You can connect with the SBA office to get the status of your application. Although, the response takes several weeks of time.
Illinois SBA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
My Illinois SBA EIDL Loan is Currently in the Reconsideration Process / I’ve Requested More Money; What Will Happen After the Deadline Passes?
The application deadline and covered period have been extended until Dec. 31, 2021. However, this deadline is only for businesses that never applied for an EIDL loan before. Increase requests can be done past the deadline.
What can I Use COVID-19 EIDL Funds for? And How is that Different from PPP Funds?
EIDL proceeds can be used to cover a wide array of working capital needs and normal operating expenses, such as the continuation of health care benefits, rent, utilities, and fixed debt payments. For information on the PPP process, please visit sba.gov/relief.
What if I didn’t Accept the Full Amount I was Approved for; Can I Get the Full Amount Now?
If the applicant accepted the loan for less than the full amount originally offered, they have up to two (2) years after the date of the loan note to request an increase to get additional funds, even after the application deadline of Dec. 31, 2021.
If an applicant declined the original loan offer, the loan offer is considered to be withdrawn. Applicants can request a reacceptance within 6 months of the original offer, even after the application deadline of Dec. 31, 2021.
What if I Need More Money than I’ve Been Approved for?
COVID-19 EIDLs can be modified by increasing the amount up to 24 months of the economic injury or a maximum of $500,000, whichever is less. An increase can be requested either before or after accepting the loan. If the applicant is in urgent need of funds, accept the maximum loan amount offered and then request an increase by providing additional documentation.
Illinois SBA EIDL Loan Increase Request Conclusion and Summary
Follow the steps outlined to get the Illinois SBA EIDL loan increase process done.
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Conclusion and Summary if Your SBA Loan was Denied in Illinois
If your Illinois SBA loan was denied, the very first option is to file an appeal and request reconsideration for your Illinois EIDL loan. You can also contact an SBA Illinois Loan Specialist to assist you through the whole process, however, it can sometimes be difficult to get personal attention depending on how busy their office is.
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Illinois Increase Request and Loan Modification Help:
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