Online resources

So that they’re easier to access, we’ve consolidated all of the websites referenced in the Your Money, Your Goals toolkit, companion guides, and Behind on Bills booklet. All of these sites are federal government agencies and national nonprofit organizations with state and local resources.

  • To find out which benefits you may qualify for visit , which combines information on assistance programs from many Federal agencies.
  • To check your Social Security status, visit the .

For justice-involved individuals
  • The Department of Justice  (it is the third link). These factsheets clarify: which type of convictions are subject to the ban on TANF, how individuals can get SNAP benefits even if they don't have a mailing address, and that a valid State-issued ID is not the only acceptable form of proof for purposes of SNAP.

  • Learn more about .

  • Understand more about the impact of incarceration on an individual's .

  • For information about VA programs serving Veterans in the criminal justice system, see  and

  • For more budgeting tools and worksheets, visit .


  • If you want help managing you debt, consider contacting a certified credit counselor

  • To find out more about student debt, use our Paying for College tool.

  • For information on how to repay federal student loans, visit Federal Student Aid’s .

  • If you’re shopping for a mortgage and want to understand your options, use our Owning a Home tool.

  • For tips, advice, and resources for coping with debt, visit the .

  • To make a plan for paying off credit card debt, visit's  tool.

  • If you’re struggling with medical debt and want information on programs that can help you pay your medical expenses visit .

  • Our AskMiss April resources have answers to your debt collection questions and sample letters to debt collectors.

  • Submit a complaint about issues with debt collection with our Submit a Complaint tool.

For justice-involved individuals:

  • For information related to servicing and collection of student loans, see

  • The Department of Justice  (it is the third link) for information on federal student financial aid and on repaying federal loans while incarcerated.

  • For information on the effect of drug-related convictions on student loan eligibility, see .

  • For more information about options for borrowers, including consolidating loans to exit default, see .

  • Search for a job at .

  • If you want more information about finding a job, visit the .

  • Find an American Jobs Center located near you.

  • If you lose your job, find out about unemployment benefits, as well as health and retirement benefits after job loss at .

For justice-involved individuals:

  • For workforce development practitioners working with reentry population visit Work Force GPS .

  • For information about state-specific governmental agencies and community-based organizations that assist people with criminal records seeking jobs and other support, see Career One Stop .

  • To enroll in health insurance, visit .

  • Find out about your state’s Medicaid and CHIP programs visit .

  • Get local help with Medicare and SHIP programs, visit .

  • If you have a medical emergency you cannot afford, visit your .

For justice-involved individuals:

  • For information on applying for Medicaid or health insurance through the health care marketplace, see .

  • Find out if you qualify for a “Lifeline” phone rate visit the .

  • Find out about public housing and eligibility, visit .

  • For advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues, use our site to find a housing counselor.

For justice-involved individuals

  • The Department of Justice  (it is the third link) on public housing provides information about what HUD rules related to public housing are for people with criminal records.

  • To find your local public housing authority visit .

  • For tips on protecting your identity or if you think you’ve been the victim of identity theft or fraud, visit .

  • Find out if you’re eligible for assistance from a Legal Services program funded by the .

  • AskMiss April has information on finding a lawyer to represent you in a lawsuit by a creditor or debt collector.

If you are in a natural disaster, visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s .

  • Visit for more information and resources from the Department of Justice.

  • For the contact Information of local child support enforcement offices, visit .
  • For the HHS Modification Guide with information about how to change a child support order, visit  or a map with links to state requirements visit
  • For general child support reentry resources, visit .
  • For information about the rule on child support issued in December 2016, which includes provisions related to incarcerated individuals, see .
  • The Department of Justice  (it is the third link) on child support Modifications, and child support/drivers licenses.