During this incredibly challenging time, we want to help remove as much uncertainty as possible. If you’ve just lost your job, this checklist will give you immediate steps on what to do to take care of you and your family financially.
Locate and then click on your state in the Find Unemployment Benefits map or select your state from the Location dropdown. The page you are directed to will provide you with links specifically for your state’s unemployment resources.
Look into options for continuing your health insurance
Cobra – you may be eligible to continue your employee health insurance after losing your job for a period of up to 18 months. For information on Cobra, check with your employer.
If you have dependent children, they may qualify for free or low-cost insurance. For more information, visit Insurekidsnow.gov
Don’t be afraid to reach out to a counselor if you’re feeling overwhelmed. The NFCC and its member agencies have counselors available by phone around the clock to assist if you are experiencing job loss, temporary loss of income or financial hardship during this time.
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