But the turnaround times on applications can be unpredictable due to volume leaving many businesses wondering what is going on with their application. If you’ve applied for the EIDL and want to know how to review your application status, here’s what you need to know.
How to review your application status online
After applying for the EIDL online, the SBA will conduct an initial review of the application. Once they’ve completed this initial review (which includes a credit check), they will send an email invite to create a Disaster Loan Portal account. By creating a Disaster Loan Portal account, this will push the application further along the process.
Once your Portal account is set up, you can expect requests to verify information and supply documentation, before entering the next part of the application process - which is being assigned a Loan Officer. From here you will be able to review the status of your application.
Now that your application is in the works, you can take some time to learn all you need to know about the EIDL. Download our free handbook to stay on top of the rules and regulations surrounding the loan.
How long can I expect to wait to receive a Portal Invite?
The wait time to receive the Disaster Loan Portal account email is currently unknown.
If you are waiting to receive this email, we recommend reviewing your email, spam, and junk folders. The SBA has indicated that applicants have reported emails are sometimes located there.
How to review your application status by phone
You can review your EIDL loan status by calling the SBA customer service line at 1-800-659-2955.
You will need to provide your application number for an SBA representative to assist you.
Once you’ve received your EIDL
Once your application has been processed and if you were approved, you’ve successfully obtained a relief loan. But the journey doesn’t stop here.
Take some time to familiarize yourself with what you can spend an EIDL on in our handy guide. If you have a PPP loan, there are some extra limitations you should be aware of. If your loan amount is greater than $25,000, learn more about the collateral that will be required.
If you were rejected for an EIDL, you still have an opportunity to be reconsidered. Take a look at our guide for how you can request a reconsideration and an example of what a good request looks like.
For further reading on COVID relief:
- What’s Going On with Payroll Tax Deferrals? (3 minute read time)
- What is the Community Advantage Recovery Loan? (4 minute read time)
- Comparing HEALS and HEROES Stimulus Bills for Small Businesses (4 minute read time)
- What is the Main Street Lending Program? (2 minute read time)
For mastering all things business financials:
- How Much Are Taxes for a Small Business? (7 minute read time)
- Operating Expenses: A Complete Guide (4 minute read time)
- Fixed Costs: Everything You Need to Know (5 minute read time)
- Business Start Up Costs (Deduction Examples and Rules) (5 minute read time)