What to do if I’m suddenly laid off?
If you lose your job due to Coronavirus, you should file for unemployment benefits. File for unemployment here.
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.
The CT Back To Work Initiative has many resources for jobseekers, including employment listings, free remote job training, and more.
How do I get insurance if I lose my job?
You can enroll for coverage through Access Health CT, provided you register within 60 days of a Qualifying Life Event, including a job change or job loss.
Additionally, you may qualify for free or low-cost coverage through Medicaid (HUSKY) or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
The Office of the Healthcare Advocate has shared a list of options for those who have lost their health coverage.
More Resources For Financial Assistance
A Shut-off Moratorium is in place until further notice for all customers of utilities regulated by PURA (the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority).
Student loan borrowers may be able to temporarily stop making payments during the COVID-19 emergency. Interest may also be waived during this period.
Connecticut has worked with internet providers to help residents remain connected to the internet. Here are some of the packages currently being offered.
The State of Connecticut has more financial relief resources available for workers, business owners, farmers, veterans, people with disabilities, and more. Here is their full resource page.
2-1-1 of Connecticut offers a searchable database of financial assistance resources for individuals and businesses.
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