Families of soldiers, airmen, and veterans particpate in a local parade float.

Financial Resources

Personal Financial Counselor

The Wyoming personal financial advisor program provides free, confidential personal financial counseling and group presentations to Wyoming National Guard members, Wyoming veterans, and their families. This program includes advice about resolving financial problems, budgeting and spending planning, retirement planning as well as information and advice on major purchases (home, auto, college,) identity theft, and TSP planning. The personal financial advisor can help with debt issues, credit management, insurance, security clearance concerns related to financial issues, and most other issues that are financial in nature.

Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Workers who have lost their jobs through layoffs may be eligible for Unemployment insurance. While financial assistance does not replace a full paycheck, it can help through hard times.

Anyone who has lost work through no fault of their own can file for Unemployment Insurance benefits online at wyui.wyo.gov. The online application is the quickest, easiest way to file. Please use the online portal if you have internet access. Visit website

Family First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.

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Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan

If you currently have a VA-backed home loan, this program might be worth looking into if you want to refinance and reduce your monthly mortgage payments.  Visit website

Small Business Administration

Economic Injury Disaster Loan –  Visit website

Wyoming Department of Workforce Services

Wyoming Department of Workforces services is a resource for Wyoming that comprises of benefits, career guidance, collections, employment, enforcement, recruitment, rehabilitation and training. Visit website

For those who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own due to the COVID-19 pandemic – Visit website

Military OneSource

Military OneSource is a one-stop-shop for military families. It provides information on health, career, parenting, finances, legal, recreation, special needs and more. The site also provides podcasts, webinars, discussion boards, moderated chat, and current news feeds. MOS staff will research local community resources on a case-by-case basis for any need a family may have, from counseling to child care or auto repair. Counselors trained at the masters level or higher are available 24/7 at 1-800-342-9647 and can provide up to 6 free confidential counseling sessions per issue. Visit website

Code of Support Foundation

PATRIOTlink® – a cloud-based resource solution that give users free access to cost-free veterans services. Users can include service members, veterans, caregivers, and their families. Service agencies and government organizations that support veterans and the caregiver population can also use this service.  Visit website

To fill out an application – Visit website

Yellow Ribbon Network

Those who have worn the uniform and their spouses, family members, and caregivers can use the Yellow Ribbon Network as a tool to simplify their search for support. One request can lead to a plethora of non-profits that can help.    Visit website

USA Cares

Financial and advocacy assistance to post-9/11 active duty U.S. military, service personnel, veterans and their families.   Visit website

Operation Homefront

An accredited national non-profit that aims to help military families become “strong, stable and secure,” by providing valued programs and aid to veterans.    Visit website

Banks are Offering to Help those Impacted by the Coronavirus

Times are tough right now amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. Many banks are offering to lend a hand to those who have been impacted by the virus. Here is a list of all of the banks helping out –  Visit website

Other Resources Regarding the Coronavirus

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