CFPB: Managing your finances

If you are facing financial difficulties as a result of the pandemic, we have resources to protect and manage your finances.

In March 2021, Congress passed, and the President signed, legislation providing an additional $300 weekly federal enhancement to all workers entitled to unemployment benefits. The supplement begins after March 14, 2021and ends on September 6, 2021. The legislation also extends the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program which provides unemployment assistance to the self-employed and gig workers. Contact your state’s unemployment office or program for information or to apply for benefits.

You can look to your state’s unemployment insurance office or program

to identify current options for benefits.

By Executive Order on August 8, 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was authorized to award grants to states and territories to administer Lost Wage Assistance (LWA)

as a supplemental unemployment payment. These supplemental payments from FEMA are in addition to unemployment insurance benefit paid by your state and will also be administered through your state and not FEMA. You can check here to see if your state has been approved to provide this assistance. Check with your state’s unemployment office or program to see how to apply for these supplemental payments.

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