Unemployment Survival Resources
There are several websites that AFA EAP strongly recommends that members visit as they evaluate their personal vulnerability to the ending of a paycheck. These websites identify a range of resources that can by sorted by state of residence and by assistance category. Please remember that the AFA EAP is also available to assist you as you try to navigate through these difficult times. Our toll free number is 800-424-2406.
(Click on the “benefits” tab ) This website lists all the federal and state funded programs for low to no income families on a state by state basis. The specific eligibility requirements for each program are also listed.
This website helps one understand how the health insurance exchanges work, what health insurance options are available within your state and other contact information for direct support.
This website provides a state by state database of health insurance alternatives and low cost health care resources for the unemployed, underemployed and self- employed. At this site you will find:
- Income based health insurance plans
- Free and low-cost health services
- Income-based care at hospitals and clinics
- Financial assistance for Medical Bills and Prescriptions
This website allows you to conduct a search of local human service programs. You can also telephone 2-1-1 from your local area and talk to a resource specialist if you prefer. The service is free, easy to remember and takes the confusion out of where to call for assistance. Not all states however have this service up and running yet.
200 health-care facilities provide free/reduced-cost care under the Hill-Burton Act. This website provides a list of Hill-Burton facilities, eligibility guidelines, and application information.
InsureKidsNow.gov provides information regarding Medicaid and children health insurance services for families who cannot pay for coverage from the private market.