My mom was fired today. What should she do next?
October 25, 2011 12:35 PM Subscribe
My mom was fired today. What should she do next? Also, niece and school special snowflake details inside!
posted by needlegrrl to Work & Money (16 answers total)
She was an apartment manager, and lived on property - she's required to be out of her apartment 11/8. We have a place for her to move into, so that is not an issue.
I know she should
1. Make sure she gets her COBRA paperwork (they have 14 days)
2. File for unemployment
3. Move, then start looking for another job.
What else should we do? Any suggestions on how to find food/any other specific assistance would be welcome.
She has a lot of health issues, so she really needs her health insurance - what other options does she have other than paying the health premium? Going to a health center? Do they still offer free/sliding scale medicine?
She does have a reference letter from her employer. (Yes, she was fired, but they gave her a letter of reference. He's grasping at straws to make occupancy better.)
Additionally, my niece has just started doing better in school, but driving back and forth to school from her new place is not really going to be practical. Any experience with transferring a kid mid-semester? Is it going to be that much more harmful to move her in the middle than it would be to move her during December break?