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.

National Foundation for Credit Counseling

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.

Budget and Credit Tips

Find out how to cut back your expenses, get health insurance and more during your period of unemployment.

Free Credit Reports

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.

Reemployment Assistance Program

Find out if you are eligible for reemployment assistance benefits.

How Does Reemployment Assistance Affect My Taxes?

Tax Impact of Job Loss

Find out how job loss affects your taxes.

Other Helpful Resources

2-1-1 Hotline

Find out how to get help with food, housing, employment, health care, and other needs. The United Way sponsors this national referral network.

Government Benefits and Assistance

Find out if you are eligible for benefits. provides information and referrals to citizens, small business, federal, and state government employees.

Continuation of Heath Coverage – COBRA

Learn about how you might qualify for a temporary extension of your health care benefits.

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Reemployment Assistance fraud is a 3rd degree felony. Each offense is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and up to $5,000 fine.



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