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Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) provides unemployment benefits for individuals who lost their jobs or self-employment or who are no longer working, and who applied but aren’t eligible for regular unemployment benefits.

Tax Assistance and Emergency Relief for Businesses and Self-Employed – From the IRS: learn more about special tax laws that may help businesses with financial recovery. There are also links to tips, forms, and contacts.

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a comprehensive, easy-to-understand guide to handling your finances if you’re preparing, recovering or rebuilding.

The Family Financial Toolkit Service provides comprehensive strategies and tools, including videos, important phone numbers, interactive budgets and more that can help you manage the recovery process.

The Emergency Financial First Aid Kit is a good way to take inventory of all of your financial information, including payments, bank account information, credit cards and insurance policies. It’s available in both English and Spanish. Each document can be saved and completed online, or printed and completed as a hard copy.

The Disaster Recovery Log – available either through IOS App Store or Google Play, is an app for your smartphone.

Sources of Financial Help (one-page overview in 12 languages)

Individuals and families

Financial counseling can help you make decisions about how to move forward with rebuilding your life. These counseling agencies have trained staff that can help you develop a budget for your emergency assistance funds, determine critical financial items that need to be addressed, manage your creditors and more. These national and local nonprofit counselors are available to help you and your family gain control over your financial lives.

National counselors

Project Porchlight or 877.833.1742

Operation Hope or 888.388.4673

For older people

Money Smart for Older Adults financial education resource includes sections on avoiding fraud, scams that target homeowners and how to be financially prepared.

For businesses

Are you looking for business recovery advice?

Disaster Assistance Programs - The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers help through several programs. The programs include affected business assets such as livestock, honey bees, farmed fish, crops and grazing lands. (U.S. Department of Agriculture)