Family and Public Resources
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus information page - Information on how to help prevent the spread of the virus, what do if you’re sick and statistics on country-wide cases can be found.
Nutrition programs from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services.
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) - File for unemployment and requestpayment. TWC has encouraged individuals previously deemed monetarily ineligible for unemployment benefits to reapply online starting Sunday, April 5. This date marks the beginning of a new quarter and as such the base period for unemployment benefits and those previously ineligible may now qualify.
Childcare and support
Help for Parents to Weather the Coronavirus - Advice from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services for parents.
Scams and fraud
The Federal Trade Commission warns about COVID-19 scams - Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus, the FTC offers tips to avoid falling victim to a scammer.
Tax relief information from the IRS - The IRS is offering tax help for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations affected by COVID-19.
Get My Payment - Assistance from the IRS for those who have yet to receive their stimulus payment.
Non-filers: Act Now - Social Security retirement, survivors, and disability insurance beneficiaries with dependent children and who did not file 2018 or 2019 taxes need to act by Wednesday, April 22, in order to receive additional payments for their eligible children quickly. SSI recipients need to take this action by later this month; a specific date will be available soon.
findhelp.org/ - Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Social Security and COVID-19 - The Treasury Department launched a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for eligible individuals who do not normally file a tax return, and also announced that it would begin making automatic payments.
How do I get my COVID-19 economic impact payment? - The Social Security Administration created a document to help you quickly and easily determine whether you need to take any action to receive your economic impact payment, or a payment for your qualifying child. The document also explains when the Internal Revenue Service, not the Social Security Administration, will issue the payment.