Financial Assistance Resources

Cash Assistance
Financial assistance to needy families - some states will also assist single needy adults.

1. Find the Government section of your local phone book (may be blue pages, probably in front of the phone book).
2. Look for the heading State.
3. In the State section look for the topics Social and Health Services, Welfare, Cash Assistance, Family Assistance or Temporary Aid


Employment Assistance
Help finding work, filing for unemployment and sometimes assistance with creating a resume.
Energy Assistance

1. Find the Government section of your local phone book (may be blue pages, probably in front of the phone book).
2. Look for the heading State.
3. Then look for Employment Security or Unemployment


Energy Assistance
Free information on where to apply for energy assistance in your area.

National Energy Assistance Referral Line
(866) 674-6327 or email energyassistance@ncat.org
be sure to include your city, county and state along with your e-mail message


Food Stamps
Provides financial assistance for purchasing food.

1. Find the Government section of your local phone book (may be blue pages, probably in front of the phone book).
2. Look for heading State.
3. Then look under Social and Health Services or Food Stamps, Welfare, Family Assistance or Temporary Aid


Financial Assistance
Disability Income, retirement income, survivor income, Medicare and help with Funeral Expenses.

Social Security
(800) 772-1213 or www.ssa.gov

Funeral Consumers Alliance
33 Patchen Road
South Burlington, VT 05403
(800) 765-0107 or www.funerals.org