Once COVID-19 has loosened its grip on everyone, you might find yourself in a similar financial situation already faced by countless people. Because of the public health pandemic and resulting quarantines, you might be strapped for cash. If you already are strapped or might have tough times looming, you should check out this helpful list below. Here are five financial resources that can help with COVID-19 aftermath.
1. Government Funds
The federal government, your state government, and your local municipality are working together to try and open up money for people like you. You already might have submitted for funds. And you might have qualified for funds and not received them, yet, too.
If you are looking for financial resources for your business, you already might have submitted information for those specific funds, too. Some money has already been administered and some business grants are on hold. Lawmakers are working to grab money that was wrongly given and also open up streams for new money to be given. Stay on top of your elected leaders to ensure you get the government money to which you are entitled. Make sure you approach them with kindness, though. You must remember their free time has been limited to almost none during this unusual global health crisis.
2. Legal Professionals
You might want to consider talking to a legal professional. H/she can help ensure your voice is heard if you are not granted the money you should receive. You will have an advocate on your behalf who can navigate sometimes complex procedures. They also have experience interpreting sometimes complicated federal, state, and local policies.
And if you do not think you can afford an attorney, you still do have some options. There are nonprofits that will help you if you are ever unable to afford a warranted legal claim process. A search online for resources should turn up all kinds of options available for you. This is something your elected leaders should be able to help you with, too.
3. Family and Friends
Do not be afraid to ask your family and friends for assistance. And did you know there are certain steps you should take when asking family and friends for money? Even if they cannot help with money, they might have some ideas for you. They might have contacts who could help you, too.
When you reach out to your family and your friends, you also get valuable emotional support. That is very important during a time like the coronavirus pandemic. You need to make sure your family and friends are aware of your needs more than ever.
4. Your Bank
If you have not thought about reaching out to your bank, you should know this should be one of the first steps you take. Your bank has insight into available government funds. And they also have funding options they can directly administer to you.
Talk to your bank. See what options they have that can help you. And if they are not able to assist you, you might want to shop around for a new banking partner. Do not be afraid to seek out new financial partners. Get what you deserve.
5. Financial Negotiators
You might want to enlist the services of financial negotiators. These experts can help you identify financial fees you shouldn’t be paying. And they help negotiate with financial institutions about your rights relating to those fees.
Whether you already know you have been wrongly given a bank fee or not, this service can help you get that bank fee refund into your account. And these professionals can expedite that process for you, too. As you move on after COVID-19, you want to have access to the money that is yours. Consider enlisting the services of these financial experts to make sure that happens for you.
Moving on in Post Covid-19 World
The global coronavirus pandemic has forced you to adapt to a whole new way of living. And as you move on during the aftermath and well into the future, you will have to adapt even more. Make sure you take the steps now to ensure you open yourself up to any of the available financial resources you can receive.
Samantha Higgins is a professional writer with a passion for research, observation, and innovation. She is nurturing a growing family of twin boys in Portland, Oregon with her husband. She loves kayaking and reading creative non-fiction.