Jobless? Tips in Getting Financial Assistance

by eunice on February 20, 2013

Unemployment is not a new phenomenon anymore, as the economy keeps on fluctuating. Unfortunately the unemployment rate continues to rise, despite the efforts of many individuals to get a job. There are many skilled workers available, but no jobs to service them. And so, these people are in need of financial assistance.

Unfortunately, women are most affected by the economic downturn. But do not worry; there are ways to get financial assistance. Here are some of them:

Getting financial assistance when jobless

Check with the unemployment office in your area

The unemployment office in your area can assist you using various methods to alleviate your current financial situation. They can help you find a job that matches your skills and education. They are also taking into consideration the location of your home in relation to the prospective job offer. This is because they want to reduce your transportation costs which would take away a big chunk from your salary.

TANF

Otherwise known as welfare, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) will provide cash assistance. Help is only available for a maximum of 60 months, and you will need to provide proof that you are in need of the financial help.

Medicaid

Your health is also taken care of by the assistance programs and Medicaid is one of them. It is offered only to those who need financial help, and you do not need a job to get this assistance. This aid will make you eligible for free medical consultations and give you discount for some medical procedures, or sometimes for free.

It is not you who will fully enjoy Medicaid but also your kids. You may get advantage of free vaccinations and medical supplements for them.

Use your network

Getting a job by waiting basically does not just happen. A good way to get one is to tap into your network of friends and acquaintances. Companies look for references as well as qualifications. So, if you have a friend who has long been working at a certain company, and who has good performance there, try to ask him if he can refer you for a job. Your network of friends and acquaintances is a good resource for landing on a good job.

Once you are up for the interview, do your best to perform well to get the job and at the same time to protect the image of your reference. However, if your request for referral has been declined by your contact, do not feel bad.

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