NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Human Services has extended a program that provides financial help to the unemployed.
The Emergency Cash Assistance program gives two monthly cash payments to Tennesseans who lost their jobs or half of their income due to the pandemic.
The program has been extended through August 29, 2020.
The program provides $500 for a household of one or two people, $750 for a household of three to four people, or $1,000 for a household of five of more.
There are eligibility requirements. Family members who are able to work must have been employed as of March 11, 2020 and since lost their job or at least half of their income because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
You must have a valid Social Security number to apply.
Applications are being accepted online. Click here to go to the website.
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As Middle Tennessee works to rebound from the impact of the Coronavirus, we want to help. Whether it's getting back to work, making ends meet during this uncertain time, or managing the pressure, we're committed to finding solution. In addition, we want to tell your stories of hope, inspiration, and creativity as Middle Tennessee starts to rebound.
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