The Federal Trade Commission is alerting consumers about "aid still available through the federal government, as well as your state, local, or tribal government."
Excerpt from the Federal Trade Commission article "COVID-19 is still impacting American families and businesses. Do you need financial assistance now?"
While some aspects of American life have returned, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact this country, and it may be hard to figure out what help you can get now. There’s still aid available through the federal government, as well as your state, local, or tribal government. Some are automatic benefits and others require an application.
If someone contacts you out of the blue offering help and asks for your financial or personal information, that’s a sure sign of a scam. And know that the government won’t ask you to pay anything to get COVID-related financial help.
If you spot a scam, tell your state attorney general’s office and report it to the FTC at ReportFraud.ftc.gov.
Read more to learn about the benefits that are available.