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Learn about government programs to help pay for phone bills, medical bills, and other expenses. Find out about COVID rent assistance. And see if you qualify for welfare.

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền . To find out if you qualify:

  • , or
  • Call 877-542-9723 to speak with a housing counselor at HUD's Disaster Response Network 

Learn About the Moratorium on Evictions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnIf you can't pay your rent because of job loss or financial problems related to the pandemic, the ban on evictions from rental housing may help.  It began on September 4, 2020, and has been extended through June 30, 2021. 

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnThe CDC form lists several conditions that you must agree are true:

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnYou've tried to get government rent or housing assistance

  • You either:

    • Expect to earn no more than $99,000 in the calendar year 2020-2021  ($198,000 if you’re a couple filing jointly)

    • Didn't have to report any income to the Internal Revenue Service in 2019, or

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnReceived a COVID-19 stimulus payment

  • You can't pay your full rent due to significantly reduced income or large medical bills

  • You're paying as much toward your rent as you can

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnIf evicted you'd become homeless or have to move in with other people in close quarters

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnYou understand that at the end of the ban, the landlord can evict you if you don't pay all rent owed

Keep in mind, this is not rental forgiveness. You will still owe rent to your landlord. And you can be evicted during this time for reasons other than not paying your rent.

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền is a federally funded, state-run benefits program. Also known as welfare, TANF helps families achieve independence after experiencing temporary difficulties.

What help is available through TANF?

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnRecipients may qualify for help with:

  • Food

  • Housing

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnHome energy

  • Child care

  • Job training

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnEach state runs its TANF program differently and .

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnSome operate their own TANF programs.

Am I eligible for TANF?  

  • Each state or tribal territory decides who is eligible for financial help, services, or other benefits.

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnYou must be a resident of the state where you are applying.

How do I apply for TANF?

To sign-up for temporary benefits, you can:

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnApply at your local or county social services agency, or

  • for your local contact information.

How do I report TANF benefit fraud?

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnIf you suspect possible welfare fraud, contact:

What else do I need to know about TANF?

If you receive TANF, you may be eligible to receive other government benefits.

is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program. It helps low-income individuals and families get discounted landline or cell phone service. Some people also qualify for a free phone.    

Am I eligible for the Lifeline program?

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnYou may if you or your family meet one of the following:

  • Have income at 135% or less than the
  • Participate in a government program including:
    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnHead Start (if you meet income eligibility criteria)

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnFederal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnSupplemental Security Income

    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (food stamps or SNAP)

    • Medicaid

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnLive on tribal land and qualify for certain tribal programs

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnReceive a federal veterans pension

How do I apply for Lifeline?

that offers Lifeline. You must apply through a local participating company.

  • Ask the company for a Lifeline application. They will need the following information from you:
    • First and last name

    • Address

    • Date of birth

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnLast 4 digits of your Social Security number (or tribal identification number)

  • You will also need to show at least one of these items:

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnUnexpired ID such as a driver's license

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnPrior year's tax return

    • Social Security card

    • Other documents to prove your identity

  • You will need to prove your eligibility by:

    • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnShowing a pay stub or tax return to prove that your income is at or below 135% of the or

    • Showing a card or award letter to prove that you or your family participate in one of the following government programs:

      • Medicaid

      • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnSupplemental Nutrition Assistance (food stamps or SNAP)

      • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnSupplemental Security Income

      • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnFederal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)

Who do I contact for extra help with Lifeline?

Your local phone company is responsible for helping you apply for Lifeline and resolving any issues with your Lifeline service. To call them, look up .
If you need more help or your company isn’t responding, .
They can:

  • Find companies that offer Lifeline-supported service

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnLook up which company you are using

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnHelp if your company refuses to help you or is unresponsive

  • Answer questions about how the program works

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnThey cannot:

  • Help you apply for Lifeline

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnBuy more minutes

  • Sort out your bill

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnReplace lost or broken handsets

  • Help you get specific information about your service plan

Is there anything else I need to know about the Lifeline program?

  • To continue with your Lifeline service, .
  • If you can't afford a telephone, contact your local government or state social service agency. Local and state government agencies can  help you find an emergency cell phone donation program near you. 

may be able to help with:

  • Assistance to pay your heating or cooling bills
  • Emergency services in cases of energy crisis, such as utility shutoffs
  • Low-cost home improvements, known as weatherization, that make your home more energy efficient and lower your utility bills.

LIHEAP funds may not be used to pay water and sewer bills.

Am I eligible for LIHEAP?

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền. Actual requirements may vary by state, city, or region. Each local LIHEAP office sets its own eligibility requirements.

  • A person or family participating in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF or welfare), or certain needs-tested veterans benefits may be automatically eligible.
  • Being qualified for LIHEAP does not guarantee that you will receive help. Whether or not you receive help depends on how much LIHEAP funding is available for the year.
  • On average, about 20% of households that are qualified for LIHEAP receive benefits. When LIHEAP funds run out for the year, no more benefits can be given until Congress makes more funds available.

How do I apply for LIHEAP?

Each state has different rules about when you can apply, how you apply, and the criteria you have to meet to get help.

  • Contact your  for application details.
  • Find a list of local intake agencies for your county at  or 202-401-9351

Who do I contact for extra LIHEAP help?

  • To learn more about LIHEAP, see the program’s  list.
  • If you need help with your LIHEAP application, contact your  or 202-401-9351.

Are there other places I can get help if I don't qualify for LIHEAP?

If your income is too high to qualify for LIHEAP but you need help paying for your energy bills, your local social services agencyXổ số trực tiếp 3 miền or a nonprofit organization may have funds to help. You can also contact your gas, oil, or electric company about budget billing programs or new payment options especially for customers with disabilities who are on Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

How Do I Get Help With My Medical Bills?

Learn how to find help from the government with medical bills and insurance options.

Medicaid and CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program)

What help is available?

Medicaid and CHIP help with medical bills for kids whose families can't afford health insurance or can't get it through work. Learn more about eligibility and how to sign up for Medicaid and CHIP.

Social Security and Medicare

What help is available?

) offices help those on Social Security and Medicare find help. People over 65, people with disabilities under 65, and people with end-stage kidney disease are eligible for Medicare. Learn more about how to apply for Medicare.

Medicaid for Adults

What help is available?

You may qualify for Medicaid, a joint federal/state program that helps with medical costs for some people with limited income.

Am I eligible?

Each state has different rules about eligibility and applying for Medicaid for adults.

How do I apply?

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnEach state has different application requirements for Medicaid for adults. to see if you qualify and to learn how to apply.

Health Insurance Through the Health Insurance Marketplace

What help is available?

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền helps you find insurance options, compare care, learn about preventive services, and more. If your employer does not offer insurance, you're self-employed, or you want to buy your own insurance, you can get it through the Marketplace. The offers health, vision, and dental insurance for you and your family.

Am I eligible?

Everyone is eligible for health insurance through the Marketplace. You may also qualify for subsidies to help pay your premiums. If you’ve experienced a life change like childbirth or loss of a job, you may be able to make changes to your insurance in a .

How do I apply?

Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnHow you apply for a plan in the Health Insurance Marketplace depends on what plan you choose. .

How do I complain or where do I call for extra help?

Visit the Health Insurance Marketplace's top questions section for more help with finding or applying for health care. To file a complaint, call 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325).

Is there anything else I need to know?

If you need more help getting or paying for medical care, try these resources:

  • Contact your state or local social services agenciesXổ số trực tiếp 3 miền to find out if you qualify for any health care programs in your area.

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền offer free or low-cost medical services including prenatal care.

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnContact research institutes like the and the They often list seeking participants for research on medical conditions.

  • Find out how you may be able to lower the cost of your prescription drugs and medical devices.

  • Charity care programs help uninsured patients who can't afford to pay their medical bills and don't qualify for government aid. The patient services department of your can help you find out if you're eligible. Reach out to the hospital before your medical service and explain your situation. If you don't qualify, the hospital may offer you a payment plan.

  • Learn about for people with limited incomes from:

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnLocal and state health programs

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnGovernment insurance plans

  • Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miềnDental schools

  • Dental clinical trials

  • You may qualify for to help with eye exams, surgery, prescriptions, or glasses.

If you are uninsured or underinsured and must seek emergency medical treatment:

  • The guarantees you can get an emergency medical evaluation even if you can't pay. Hospitals that get Medicare funding and provide emergency services must evaluate anyone who requests treatment. If your exam confirms that you have an emergency, including labor, they must stabilize you.
Xổ số trực tiếp 3 miền that make your prescription drugs or devices, and ask for any low-cost options, samples, or discounts.

  • to lower your costs.

  • State social services agencies and provide direct assistance to people in distress or with limited access to health care with assistance and referrals to other local organizations that may be able to help.

  • You or your child may qualify for Medicaid or CHIP. Learn more about these programs.

  • If you are eligible for Medicare, you can get help paying for your prescriptions through Medicare Part D.

  • Get Help Choosing the Right Program for You

    If you need additional help finding the right patient assistance program for you, or you want to make a complaint about a program, contact .

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    Last Updated: April 15, 2021

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