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Food Assistance in Maryland “REGARDLESS OF INCOME!!!” OPEN TO ALL. Must be a Maryland Resident.
myDHR | Maryland Department of Human Resources
Pandenmic Unemployment Assistance is “OPEN!!!”
in MD and VA
Maryland: (Available April 24, 2020) See #2: https://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/uicovidfaqs.shtml
Virginia: (Available since April 20, 2020): https://www.vec.virginia.gov/covid19
This program provides unemployment assistance for self-employed, gig workerslike Uber and Instacart and independent contractors
Maryland Health Connection has opened up a Special Enrollment period for Covid-19 all uninsured people in Maryland. If you do not currently have health insurance you can enroll here until June 15, 2020. You can also enroll when you file your taxes by checking a box on your tax return until July 15, 2020. Learn more here.
Paycheck Protection Program
This program provides forgivable loans to small businesses including the self-employed who qualify. You must us the loan only for the designated purpose or it will not be forgiven. Get more information here.
Economic Injury Disaster Loans
This program provides grants up to $1000 for small business with 500 employees or less including self-employed individuals. The grant is an advance that does not need to be repaid. If you qualify you will be offered the opportunity to opportunity to receive a small business loan. The loan will need to be paid back. You choose whether you want to accept the loan. The advanced grant money is yours to keep.
You must act now as the money will disappear quickly. You can find more information here.
Money for the loans will be available again soon.
New funding was approved on April 23, 2020. Don’t miss out
EIDL loans application became open again on Monday May 4, 2020 for Agricultural Business Only. Get more information here.
Due to the prevalence of identity theft and attempted fraud all three credit bureaus are allowing all consumers to get a FREE credit report each week. Get more details here. You can also go to annualcreditreport.com for more information.