- Review getkansasbenefits.gov to see if you are eligible to file for Kansas unemployment benefits if you have lost work income due to COVID (see https://www.getkansasbenefits.gov/Files/PDF/Unemployment_Insurance_and_COVID-19_Fact_Sheet.pdf);
- Be on the alert for scams from text messages or email pretending to be service providers, IRS or government entities potentially scamming you out of money;
- Review and update your spending plan to see where you can save money and direct funds to necessities (lower transportation costs potentially now);
- Look for outside scholarships and other resources via tools such as myScholly.com, FastWeb.com, Scholarships.com;
- File your 2019 income tax returns (see irs.gov and ksrevenue.org for free filing options) – the due date has been extended to July 15, 2020, but if you are due a refund you could file now to get those dollars back sooner.
Finally, request a free appointment with Powercat Financial via the link at www.k-state.edu/powercatfinancial for assistance with these items or any other financial issues! We’re happy to help via phone or online video conferencing.
Jodi Kaus, Director