Lean on the Library: Just Laid Off?
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- Michigan.gov Helping Hand
State of Michigan site to help Michigan citizens facing economic hardship find the services they need, including information about unemployment benefits and health care.
Coping with Job Loss
- Adjusting to Suddenly Reduced Income
This publication guides people through the processes of emotional reactions, spending patterns, rethinking goals and managing conflict for anyone experiencing financial loss.
Filing for Unemployment Benefits
- Unemployment Claims
Find information about filing for unemployment benefits in Michigan.
- Unemployment: How to File Your Claim
Watch a video from the state of Michigan that explains how to file for unemployment benefits.
- Michigan Works
Provides in-person assistance, computers, and job postings at local offices throughout the state.
Health Insurance Options
You may qualify for a reduction of 65% of the cost of COBRA for up to nine months through a new government program.
- National Committee for Quality Assurance
A not-for-profit organization that provides "Report Cards" on private health insurance providers.
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
The state's nonprofit insurer of last resort. BC/BS must accept all applicants.
- Veterans Health Administration
Veterans and family members qualify for VA benefits.
- Michigan Department of Human Services
Find information about government health programs for adults, children, pregnant women, and families.
- Federally Funded Health Centers
Find a health center where you pay what you can afford based on your income.
- Kent County Prescription Drug Card
Print out a free card to receive savings of up to 75% at participating pharmacies.
- Discount Prescription Programs
Many pharmacies now offer discounted pricing on generic medications: