In the event that you lose your job, you may qualify for unemployment benefits to help you tide over the days when you go looking for a new job. Employment benefits provide you a percentage of your take-home pay for a specific period and are subject to certain conditions.

Your state’s unemployment office will average your weekly pay and calculate the amount of benefits you will get. You can inquire for an estimate of how much you can receive to have an idea on how you should the amount accordingly. Typically, it is eighty percent of the income you previously earned but you have to tighten your budget to survive. Make a list of your monthly bills to budget your weekly claims and establish which item is luxury and cut it off until you get a new job.

You may also apply for food assistance from the government such as a free lunch form to your child’s school. Make sure to research the benefits that you can avail and remove extra-curricular activities you normally do until you have worked on a new job for at least three months. It is very important to control your finances, keep a positive approach when it comes to your financial standing and do not splurge or overspend even if you have a new job and have ample savings.

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