What to do if I’m suddenly laid off?
If you lose your job due to Coronavirus, you should file for unemployment benefits. The state Department of Labor is processing requests as quickly as possible, and have provided some tips to get a claim processed as fast as possible. Beginning April 30th, the Department of Labor is accepting claims for the self-employed. This press release explains the process by which self-employed individuals, including contractors and gig workers, can apply.
How do I get insurance if I lose my job?
More Resources For Financial Assistance
The IRS has delayed the filing deadline and due date of federal payments to July 15th. Those who file earlier and are owed a refund from the federal government will still receive their payment.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency have made steps which will help delay mortgage payments to those who have loans owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has put a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions during the crisis.
The state of Connecticut banned all electric, natural gas, and water companies from shutting off utilities for nonpayment.
Student loan borrowers may be able to temporarily stop making payments during the COVID-19 emergency. Interest may also be waived during this period.
Multiple telecommunication and internet providers have signed the FCC's pledge to not cut people off for nonpayment, and to waive late fees on payments during this period. This applies to both residential customers and small businesses. These companies have signed.
2-1-1 of Connecticut offers a searchable database of financial assistance resources for individuals and businesses.
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