(Authored By: Legal Services Alabama / LSC Funded)
This guide is to point you in the right direction for benefits during this difficult time. This is not legal advice. These are the basics. The guide does not cover every situation you may face.
SNAP is probably the quickest way to put money for food in your pocket. You might get benefits as quick as 7 days if your income is under $150.00 per month and you have less than $100.00 in liquid resources. Right now (April) because of coronavirus, you can get more SNAP benefits than usual. Any household that qualifies gets the maximum amount. You can apply at the Department of Human Resources, online at: https://mydhr.alabama.gov/.
EUnemployment is the best chance of getting enough money to pay some of your bills. You can apply online at the Alabama Department of Labor: https://labor.alabama.gov/ or by phone: 866-234-5382.