09-16-2012 09:12 AM
My DW and I would like to get in with NFCU so we can take advantage of their CC's, and other loan products. She eligible through her brother since he's active duty. What information does NFCU request from her brother to verify her eligibility?
09-16-2012 09:19 AM
Navy Federal's field of membership is determined by the National Credit Union Administration. If you fall under any of these categories, you're eligible to join:
All Department of Defense (DoD) uniformed personnel—Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force retirees and annuitants
All Department of Defense Reservists—Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force retirees and annuitants
All Army and Air National Guard Personnel—civilian employees, retirees and annuitants
All Delayed Entry Program (DEP) Personnel
All DoD Officer Candidate programs—Midshipmen and cadets at the United States Naval Academy, United States Military Academy, United States Air Force Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy; Other Officer Programs*
U.S. government employees assigned to DoD installations (including Coast Guard)
All DoD civilian employees—including retirees and annuitants
DoD contractors assigned to U.S. Government installations
Family Members—including grandparents, parents, spouses, siblings, grandchildren, children (including adopted and stepchildren) and household members
Once your family members have joined, they can extend the membership opportunity to their family members, too.
Still not sure if you are eligible? Use our Membership Eligibility Wizard or call us at 1-888-842-6328.
09-16-2012 09:20 AM
09-16-2012 09:27 AM
We don't think he is a member, but NFCU also said that he doesn't need to be a member. That's why we want to know how they verify eligibility through him.
09-16-2012 09:35 AM
09-16-2012 09:54 AM
I recommend you call back and ask again. He needs to be a member for your wife to join. You need his access number once he joins.
I don't believe its absolutely needed for the OP's brother to join before the OP can. But I would absolutely recommend it simply because the NFCU security dept is not very pleasant to deal with. It would be alot easier to verify membership eligibility if the OP's brother joins first.
09-16-2012 10:07 AM
09-16-2012 11:31 AM - edited 09-16-2012 11:38 AM
My mother nor I needed anyone's access number to join. They told me I could have joined simply because of my fathers military status (retired\dead). Mom was surprised to be told they were members before, same case with PenFed.
They DO however ask some very difficult verification questions! LOL
[EDIT]: Sorry Root, didn't read your post closely (confirming what you were saying really). BTW, seems the tone of repsect goes up a few notches when they hear the late retired member was a commissioned officer, Major or higher. Could have been they were just being repsectful, but was nice.
10-30-2013 07:49 AM - edited 10-30-2013 07:50 AM
Their eligibility requirements are not clear. I opened up a checking and savings account with a representative who asked all the eligiblity questions. Once she confirmed that my brother is in the military, she said congratulations you are eligible. Well after those two accounts and 3 pending consumer credit applications: an approved $25k Platinum CC, an approved $15k Navcheck (LOC) and a pending $6k personal loan, they put a freeze on my account. After numerous requests for eligiblity verification (birth certificates, W2, paystus, utility bill), someone from from security finally called me and said that my brother NEEDS to be a member in order for me to have any products with them. Otherwise, they will shut everything down.
I told her that the membership department eligiblity is FLAWED since they approved me in the beginning. She responded by agreeing and saying that they're trying to increase membership. Well, duh, don't do that then shut down accounts after I deposited my money and applied for all of those products!
So, everyone, be aware that you need to have a family member with NFCU before you can have an account! Beware...
I'm asking my brother to open a measley $5 checking or savings account to continue my credit repair journey! Hopefully he doesn't mind and helps me out...stay tuned!
10-30-2013 08:07 AM
Yes--NCFU eligibility requirement are flawed IMO for the simple reason former honorably discharged (non-pension) service members such as MYSELF are NOT eligible for membership.