So my bank () HR just emailed me that I wouldn't be getting my signing bonus AKA relocation assistance until my start date which is in September. I don't understand--what's the point of relocation assistance if I don't get it until all my relocation is practically over??? I've already spent over $5,000 for an apartment in NYC, and still need to pay rent, buy furniture&necessities, buy sets of decent clothing for my new job, and of course pay for daily life (meals, transport, occasional entertainment). Isn't relocation assistance supposed to help offset some of this existing cost? This is very disappointing as my offer letter made it clear that it would be paid at least 2 months in advance of start date.
Anyone have similar experiences?