How to Upgrade Your Living With Government Assistance

(Learn More information about receiving financial assistance)

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Author: Anderson Geoffrey

Are you looking for financial assistance? If so, there’s good news because you may be eligible for the many financial assistance programs provided by the U.S. government. 

So keep reading to learn how you can get a few financial upgrades.

Where to Get Financial Assistance

Beware because many scammers online lie about “Free Money From The Government.” Don’t fall for these tricks! The government only assists Americans who are eligible. You can visit benefits.gov if you are looking for any information about benefits or financial assistance from the government. 

Financial Assistance Programs

The financial assistance programs are divided into four subcategories, they are Loan Repayment, Living Assistance, Insurance, and Tax Assistance. Currently, there are 185 financial assistance programs listed on the government website.

Loan Repayment

  • AIDS Research Loan Repayment Program
  • Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program
  • Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
  • Contraception and Infertility Research Loan Repayment Program
  • Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
  • General Research Loan Repayment Program
  • Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program
  • National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program
  • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Loan Repayment Program
  • National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs)
  • Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program
  • Pediatric Research Loan Repayment Program

Living Assistance 

Living assistance programs are designed to assist individuals and families that are poor, disabled, needy, or have very little income.

Many living assistance programs are from TANF (Temporary Assistance For Needy Families). Also, every state in America offers TANF. 

Below are a few other available living assistance programs currently listed by the federal government:

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  • Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind
  • Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)
  • Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)
  • Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program
  • Support Services for Runaway and Homeless Youth-Basic Centers
  • State Crime Victims Compensation

Insurance

Below are some insurance programs provided:

  • Some other insurance programs include:
  • Federal Employee Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)
  • Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI)
  • Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Coverage (FSGLI)
  • Fisherman’s Contingency Fund
  • Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP)
  • Gratuitous Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance (ARH)
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation (LHWCA) Program
  • National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
  • Property Improvement Loan Insurance
  • Protection of Ships From Foreign Seizure
  • Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI)
  • Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Projects

Tax Assistance

Below are some of the Tax Assistance programs provided:

  • Child Tax Credit
  • Child and Dependent Care Credit
  • Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief Program
  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
  • Farmer’s Tax Guide
  • Federal Flexible Spending Account Program (FSAFEDS)
  • Medical and Dental Expenses Tax Credit
  • Tax Benefits for Adoption
  • Tax Help for People with Disabilities
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

How To Receive Financial Assistance 

The process for receiving financial assistance in America depends on the type of assistance you seek. Most of the programs are limited to low-income earners, students, military veterans, unemployed, poor, old, and disabled.

Financial assistance programs like TANF are provided by the state government, with specific requirements. Some states may also offer other financial assistance programs that apply to that state only. 

Visit this government website to learn more about the financial assistance you are qualified for and how to receive it. You check the government benefits website to know the financial assistance program you are eligible for.

Conclusion

The American government provides many forms of financial assistance for its citizens. You may be eligible for some of the programs available if you are unemployed, disabled, old, poor, etc.

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