Disaster Financial Assistance with Food, Housing, and Bills
During the COVID-19 pandemic, you may qualify for additional help with food and bills. Learn about mortgage and rental relief.
What Disaster Financial Assistance is available?
- COVID-19 Stimulus Checks for Individuals – The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provides $1,400 Economic Impact Payments for people who are eligible.
- COVID-19 Rent Assistance and Eviction Moratorium – If you’re out of work or lost income because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may qualify for rental assistance through your state HUD program.
- Food Stamps and Meal Programs During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be easier for you and your family to get food stamps and take part in meal programs.
- COVID-19 Mortgage Relief – If you’ve been affected financially by the COVID-19 pandemic and you own a single-family home with a federally backed or FHA-insured mortgage, you can request mortgage forbearance, a pause in making mortgage payments.
If you are a worker or a small business owner, and you’ve been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may also qualify for additional disaster financial assistance. Get financial help from the government if you qualify.
Disaster Financial Assistance for Workers and Small Business Owners
- COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits
- COVID-19 Stimulus Checks for Individuals
- COVID-19 Small Business Loans
COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 authorizes:
- An extension through September 6, 2021 for people already receiving unemployment benefits
- Automatic, additional payments of $300 per week until September 6, 2021 to everyone qualified for unemployment benefits
- Extension of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program for self-employed or gig workers
COVID-19 Stimulus Checks for Individuals
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provides $1,400 Economic Impact Payments for people who are eligible. You do not need to do anything to receive your payment. It will arrive by direct deposit to your bank account, or by mail in the form of a paper check or debit card.
COVID-19 Small Business Loans
The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers programs that can help your business if it’s been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
- Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
- Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
- SBA Debt Relief
- Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
We have put together this article so that you can find out how to get emergency financial help from the government if you’ve been affected by the coronavirus pandemic or a natural disaster. Hope it helps,” says Daniel Ahart, chief tax officer at the tax preparation company Daniel Ahart Tax Service®
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