Job loss can have a serious impact on individual and family finances. These resources can help you manage your budget during a period of job loss.
Learn about free credit counseling resources available to you. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling is a non-profit financial education network that provides many online tools as well as referrals to local credit counseling organizations. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling provides a useful budget worksheet. You can use this worksheet to list your monthly expenses and better manage your costs.
Find out how to cut back your expenses, get health insurance and more during your period of unemployment.
Read about how to obtain a free credit report. The Federal Trade Commission requires each of the three nationwide consumer reporting companies to provide you with a free copy of your credit report. You may request one free credit report each year.
Find out if you are eligible for reemployment assistance benefits.
How Does Reemployment Assistance Affect My Taxes?
Find out how job loss affects your taxes.
Other Helpful Resources
Find out how to get help with food, housing, employment, health care, and other needs. The United Way sponsors this national referral network.
Find out if you are eligible for benefits. Benefits.gov provides information and referrals to citizens, small business, federal, and state government employees.
Learn about how you might qualify for a temporary extension of your health care benefits.