These are history-making tough times, and we’re here to support you not just with fun and games, but also with information! Here are some options you might want to know about:
This week legislation was passed that includes cash payments direct to individuals to help keep folks afloat. Check here for updates, and but right now it seems like most taxpayers will automatically get this stimulus!
In some scenarios, you might be eligible for mortgage or rent deferral. It’s worth a conversation with your landlord or your mortgage provider. If you are a homeowner and have a government loan (check Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae) you are eligible to defer your mortgage payment right now. Some cities have a hold on evictions too.
A lot of utility providers are suspending shut-offs for late/non-payment. You can check here. In addition, a number of large internet companies have agreed not to terminate service. Check the full list on the FCC Website.
The general idea of unemployment insurance is that if you’re unable to work because of something you can’t control (like the recent widespread closures) you may be able to get cash payments to cover some expenses. These benefits vary from state to state, but the good news is that the government has recently expanded who qualifies for these benefits to include more modern jobs, like gig economy workers. Check here to see how to apply in your state.
The U.S. Department of Education has granted a payment waiver of at least 60 days to many people, but it’s not necessarily automatic. Call your loan servicer to request a waiver and to make sure that your loan is eligible. The waiver does not apply to private student loans, call your private lender for more information.
We hope that Long Game is bringing some hope and light into these dark times, and we’re so grateful that you’re a part of the Long Game community.
Stay inside and play on,
Team Long Game