ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — As the government shutdown lingers toward a fourth week, many federal workers are not getting paid. 

And a large number of those workers are still required to work during the shutdown. 

It seems there is no end in sight, and many federal workers are watching bills start to pile up. 

Now, some financial institutions are stepping in to make accommodations for these workers.

Navy Federal Credit Union is offering assistance by offering loans with zero interest for any government worker impacted by the shutdown if the stoppage extends into the next pay period.

Navy Federal isn't the only bank offering help. Other institutions also are offering zero-interest or low-interest loans, and some private banks are offering assistance as well. 

Chase is reversing overdraft and monthly service fees, and Wells Fargo is considering a similar program. 

Bank of America has set up an assistance line for its customers to explain the help being offered. 

Currently there are about 800,000 federal employees who have been furloughed or working without pay since December 21. 

Anyone whose pay is being impacted by the shutdown is advised to check with their financial institution to see what help may be offered. 

Meanwhile, government officials announced Monday that taxpayers who are owed tax refunds from the IRS will be paid on time, despite the shutdown.