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
ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS
For Small Business
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Info from the IRS:
Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments
You can check the status of your payment through the IRS’s Get My Payment tool.
Help Center, Coronavirus resources
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.
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Canada Emergency Response Benefit
For Individuals & families
For people facing loss of income:
How to apply + Questions and Answers about the program
Financial assistance for newcomers, temporary residents and refugees
Support Programs for Business: CEWS, CEBA and more
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).
More news and information:
Overview of Government Responses across Canada
Government Financial Supports for Consumers, Workers and Businesses
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
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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.