In these uncertain times, it helps to be prepared. We’ve put together a list of financial resources and information relevant to the coronavirus that may help you in this time of need. We will continue to update this list as we find new resources:
Via the “Keep Americans Connected Pledge” facilitated by the FCC, a long and growing list of telecommunications providers have agreed to the following:
- not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic;
- waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and
- open its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them.
See the full list of pledges here
Gas & Electric Utilities
- Most Gas and Electric Companies: Will not be initiating any service disconnections to customers. Some will also offer flexible payments plans to those customers affected by the coronavirus as well as defer collections activity. (PG&E, Southern California Edison, Consolidated Edison, Georgia Power, Duke Energy, PSE&G, Atlanta Gas Light, Dominion Energy, National Grid, NIPSCO, Green Mountain Power) More details here.
See our complete and updated side gig directory here.
- Feeding America Local Food Bank Directory
- Uber Eats waiving all delivery fees
- Burger King offering two free kids meals per every adult meal.
Bank actions to assist customers vary by institution and depend on a customer’s individual circumstances. They include but are not limited to fee waivers; deferred payments for credit cards, auto loans and mortgages; loan modifications; low-rate and zero-rate loans and other accommodations. You can find your bank’s mitigation efforts here.
Each state operates its own unemployment insurance program. The federal government is allowing new options for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to COVID-19. You can find more information about your state’s unemployment benefits here.
The filing deadline for taxes has been extended to July 15th. More details can be found on IRS announcement.
CARES ACT Breakdown
One of the more comprehensive breakdown of the CARES Act, financial impacts and resources available for individuals and small business alike during COVID-19.
- Enterprise Rental Car: Lowering rental age minimum to 18 years old through May 31 to make it easier for college students to make it home during cancellations.
- Ford: Customers who bought new vehicles can delay first payment for 90 days.
- Hyundai: New vehicle payments deferred for 90 days. 6 months of payments covered for those who lost their jobs due to COVID-19
- Toyota, General Motors, & Nissan: Verbal confirmation of flexible payment plans and in the case of GM: 0% interest loans for new car buyers.