Taking Care of Ourselves

and Others

   

and Staying Sane

in these crazy times

 

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

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares/assistance-for-american-workers-and-families

 

ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment

For Small Business

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares/assistance-for-small-businesses
 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources

 

Info from the IRS:

Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments
https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments

You can check the status of your payment through the IRS’s Get My Payment tool.

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Help Center, Coronavirus resources

from Benefits.gov

https://www.benefits.gov/help/faq/Coronavirus-resources

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Tips/Help from other sources

Your Money: A Hub for Help During the Coronavirus Crisis,

from the New York Times

A guide to connect you with information about government benefits, free services and financial strategies to get you through this crisis.

https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-money-unemployment.html

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In Canada:

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html

 

Canada Emergency Response Benefit

For Individuals & families

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html#individuals

 

For people facing loss of income:

  Canadian Emergency Response Benefit

How to apply + Questions and Answers about the program
https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html

Financial assistance for newcomers, temporary residents and refugees

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/financial-assistance.html

Support Programs for Business:  CEWS, CEBA and more 


https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html#businesses

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COVID-19 benefits and services

Benefits to help Canadians and businesses facing hardship as a result of the global COVID-19 outbreak.

Note: The Government of Canada has increased the number of weeks of benefits available for workers eligible for Employment Insurance regular benefits, as well as for the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB), the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB), and the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit (CRCB). 

https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/covid19-emergency-benefits.html

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More news and information:

Overview of Government Responses across Canada
Government Financial Supports for Consumers, Workers and Businesses
https://fpcanada.ca/news/govt-overview-covid-19

Financial Relief

Information about government and other funding options + financial supports for businesses dealing with the fallout from COVID-19, and for Individuals, Students, Seniors, and Families. 

This site has a BC focus, but also describes programs available to all Canadians
https://covid.smallbusinessbc.ca/hc/en-us/articles/360046504693-Financial-Relief

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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. 

Examples/Links:

 

British Columbia

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/benefits

 

Alberta

https://www.alberta.ca/emergency-financial-assistance.aspx

 

Ontario

https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-support-people

 

Nova Scotia

https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/support/