Online resources

So that they’re easier to access, we’ve consolidated all of the websites referenced in the Your Money, Your Goals toolkit, companion guides, and Behind on Bills booklet. All of these sites are federal government agencies and national nonprofit organizations with state and local resources.

For justice-involved individuals

- TANF benefits: Clarity on which types of convictions are subject to the ban on TANF benefits.

- SNAP benefits/mailing address: How to obtain SNAP benefits without a mailing address.

- SNAP benefits/mailing address: A list of acceptable forms of proof of identity for SNAP applicants.

For native communities

For people with disabilities

  • ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Accounts:

- SSA.gov and IRS.gov : Information about ABLE Accounts.

- ABLE National Resource Center : Lists of ABLE Accounts offered, by state.

  - A Guide for Representative Payees : Focuses specifically on becoming a representative payee for a disabled or blind SSI beneficiary under 18.

  - Frequently asked questions about representative payees from the Social Security Administration.

  - Managing Someone Else’s Money: A guide to walk you through representative payee issues.

For justice-involved individuals

  • Administration for Children and Families:

- Map with links to state requirements for changing a child support order.

- General resources for paying child support upon reentry.

- Modification guide : How to change a child support order.

- December 2016 rule on child support , which includes provisions related to incarcerated individuals.

  • Reentry MythBusters : Information on child support modifications, and child support and driver's licenses.

  • Debt collection: Find answers to your debt collection questions and download sample letters to send to debt collectors.
  • Federal Student Aid : Information on how to repay your federal student loans.
  • Federal Trade Commission : Tips, advice, and resources for coping with debt.
  • Find a credit counselor: Find out how credit counseling can help you manage your debt and find a credit counselor in your area.
  • Medicare.gov : Information on programs to help you pay your medical expenses if you’re struggling with medical debt.
  • MyCreditUnion.gov : Use the Pocket Cents tool to make a plan for paying off credit card debt.
  • Buying a house: Use our tool if you’re shopping for a mortgage and want to understand your options.
  • Paying for college: Use our tool to learn more about student debt.
  • Submit a complaint: If you’re having problems with a debt collector, use our tool to submit a complaint.

For justice-involved individuals

For people with disabilities

For justice-involved individuals

  • Career One Stops : See which state-specific government agencies and community-based organizations assist people with criminal records seeking jobs and offer other support.
  • WorkforceGPS : Resources for workforce development practitioners working with reentry populations. 

For people with disabilities

For justice-involved individuals

  • Healthcare.gov : Information on applying for Medicaid or private health insurance through the health care marketplace.
For native communities
  • IHS.gov : Find Indian Health Services in your community.

  • Lifeline : Find out if you qualify for free or reduced rate phone service.
  • Public housing : Find out about public housing and eligibility. 
  • Find a housing counselor: For advice on buying a home, renting, defaults, foreclosures, and credit issues.

For justice-involved individuals

For native communities
  • HUD.gov : Find your regional office for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Native Programs. 
  • Tribal energy assistance : Contact information for tribal Low Income Home Energy Assistance program.

  • IdentityTheft.gov : Tips on protecting your identity, or if you think you’ve been the victim of identity theft or fraud.

  • Ask CFPB has information on finding a lawyer to represent you in a lawsuit by a creditor or debt collector.

For native communities