If your income has fallen or been cut off completely, we’re here to help. This guide will connect you to the basic information you’ll need to get through this, including on government benefits, free services and financial strategies.
If there’s something you need — or something you can offer that large numbers of people can access — please write to [email protected]. Ron and Tara will respond to every message they can.
How unemployment insurance works
The coronavirus outbreak has already handed many people sudden drops in income, if it hasn’t dried up completely. This is where unemployment steps in, but how the benefits work and how much they’ll help depends a lot on where you live.
The program is jointly run by the federal government and states, which are about to receive help to bolster their programs. The new stimulus law provides $1 billion in emergency grants for unemployment insurance.
Half of that money can be used to immediately bolster staffing, technology…