Financial Help


Financial support, assistance and relief programs are available in the United States and Canada.

Here are some places

you can find out more.

In the United States:


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act 

- direct economic assistance for American workers and families, small businesses, and preserves jobs for American industries.

For Individuals and Families


For Small Business

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources


Info from the IRS:

Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments

More news and information:


What's in the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill, from

F.A.Q. on Stimulus Checks, Unemployment and the Coronavirus Plan, from the New York Times

The $2 trillion relief bill will send money directly to Americans, greatly expand unemployment coverage and make a number of other changes.

Coronavirus stimulus payments begin April 9, but some won’t receive checks until September, from The Washington Post  (April 2nd)

55 Federal, State and Nonprofit Relief Efforts and Funds to Help You Through the Coronavirus Pandemic, from


A list of relief efforts and funds currently available

A Guide to COVID-19 and Your Finances: What You Need to Know

An in-depth look at the financial issues related to COVID-19 in the United States, from personal, to small business, and the economy as a whole.

Tip from this Guide: 

If you’re still waiting for your stimulus check, you can check the status of your payment through the IRS’s Get My Payment tool.

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In Canada:

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan


Canada Emergency Response Benefit

For Individuals & families


For people facing loss of income:

  Canadian Emergency Response Benefit

How to apply + Questions and Answers about the program

Feds unveil $37B CERB transition plan, setting up new sickness and care benefits   (August 21st)

The federal government is extending the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) into September, before transitioning the millions of people who are still claiming CERB onto a revamped Employment Insurance program starting Sept. 27.

Federal Programs for Business:  CEWS, CEBA and more

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More news and information:

COVID-19: Supports for Canadian Businesses, from

A compilation of federal and provincial government support measures for business from the Business Development Bank of Canada

Financial help for Canadians affected by COVID-19, from

A hub of benefits the federal government, provinces and territories are offering to people financially affected by the coronavirus.

Individual provinces are also providing some financial assistance programs. See information below. Also try searching your province name + financial support + coronavirus to find out what may be available in your area. 

Mortgage Deferrals

Coronavirus: Canada’s big banks to allow mortgage payment deferrals



Consumer watchdog keeping close eye on banks' offer of coronavirus mortgage relief

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