Jessica Menton, USA TODAY Published 9:00 a.m. ET April 13, 2020 | Updated 9:48 a.m. ET April 13, 2020CLOSE How new legislation, CARES Act will affect mortgages on your home during COVID-19 pandemic USA TODAYStruggling borrowers typically must make the first move to receive help from their lenders if they’re suffering financial hardship from the coronavirus pandemic, but too few make that call.More than 90% of people who have asked their mortgage lender or credit card issuer for a break on their monthly bill have been successful, according to a new survey from LendingTree.Far too few people, however, have asked for assistance. Nearly 1 in 5 people who didn’t ask for help with their credit card or mortgage payments said they didn’t realize they had that option, the study showed, which surveyed 1,431 consumers, including 1,387 with a credit card and 1,024 homeowners.When are stimulus checks coming? Money set to roll out to Americans this weekStimulus checks: IRS rolls out new website to help non-filing Americans receive emergency paymentsSome borrowers, however, say they are having difficulty contacting their lenders due to long wait times as servicers grapple with high call volume.Mikka Arrington is one of those people. The 46-year-old, who owns a


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