FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - The Trustees Association of Allen County is helping families who've lost their paychecks.
All you have to do is apply through their office.
"You contact your township, they may have you do it electronically. Smaller townships may do it back and forth in the mail," John Henry of the Trustees Association of Allen County said.
Henry said apply for all of the benefits you can, including SNAP, and stay in touch with your creditors. Call your utility companies and see what kind of plans you can set up.
"We do understand there are extenuating circumstances in households most commonly are medical expenses- things that take away from basic necessities,” Henry said.
While it's helpful to have unemployment benefits the President of Howard Bailey Financial, Casey Weade, said the last thing you want to do is take these benefits for granted.
"With an additional 600 per week, we're talking 30,000 per year that's being added on unto your unemployment benefits, so if most individuals get our spending under control, we will be able to get by through this," he explained.
He said the best thing you can do is try to get another job immediately. Do not wait.
"Maybe you're making more in unemployment than what you were making before because that's true for a lot of families out there, you can not get complacent right now. that will not last forever," Weade said.