An estimated 9 million Americans are facing life without unemployment benefits this morning (Tuesday).
The federal unemployment program that extended benefits for those out of work and added $300 per week to benefit checks has expired. But many Americans still have some help to get through until they find jobs.
- Many states still have eviction bans, though the federal eviction ban has been thrown out by the Supreme Court.
- SNAP nutritional benefits have been increased by an average of $36 per month.
- The student loan moratorium lasts until February. You don't have to make payments until then and won't see your balance increase.
- The enhanced child tax credits are in place through the end of the year. Eligible parents can get $300 per month for children under age 6 and $250 per month for those from 6 to 17.
Employers are hopeful that the end of enhanced benefits will get more people back to work and help with worker shortages in many industries. (CNBC)