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COVID-19 Financial Resources for Consumers

Covid-19 Financial Resources

Updated September 1, 2020

We understand that these are concerning times for consumers. As communities continue to require the closure of businesses, schools and other public facilities or events, jobs are being put at risk every day. While these drastic actions are important to help reduce exposure and illness, it also comes with a great deal of financial uncertainty for consumers who are experiencing a loss of income.

If you are concerned about the impact on your finances from facing the COVID-19 pandemic, we have gathered a list of helpful resources to aid you in protecting your finances. We will continue to update these resources in the days and weeks to come.

COVID-19 Financial Resources for Consumers

Automobile Resources:

Bank Resources


Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Resouces:

Families First Coronavirus Response Act:

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law as of March 18, 2020.  Provisions within the bill that directly benefits workers include:

  • Making coronavirus testing free
  • Providing paid sick leave for some workers
  • Enhancing unemployment benefits
  • Increasing funds for Medicaid
  • Strengthening food security initiatives

Summary of Key Provisions

Free Credit Reports:

The three major credit bureaus are now offering free weekly online credit reports from now until April 2021. You can get a free credit report every single week from TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian. To get your free credit reports, visit

COVID-19 Healthcare Resources:

Housing Resources:

Local and State Resources during COVID-19:

National Consumer Law Center:

Military Resources

Resources for Parents to Support Children Learning at Home:

Small Business Resources

Student Loan Resources:

If you are facing a financial setback, it’s important to know that you aren’t alone and that there is hope for recovery. Coming back from a financial crisis can be more achievable when you’re aware of your options to turn for help.

If you are are looking for a financial solution, CESI is here to help. Our counselors are available to assist if you are experiencing job loss, temporary loss of income or financial hardship during this time.  Contact us today for a free financial assessment with one of our certified credit counselors.

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2 Responses to COVID-19 Financial Resources for Consumers

  1. Denise says:

    I have a question. I would like to pay my bill, cause i dont know if you automatic take it out of my checking is that what you do? I am just checking cause they had to issue me a new debit/credit card

    • Tracy East says:

      Hi Denise – you can update your payment information by contacting Customer Care. They are available by phone, or through chat in the Customer Portal or Client app. They would be happy to assist you!

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