What do to after losing job in Ohio: health care, unemployement, etc..
April 15, 2014 1:17 PM Subscribe
A good friend has been fired from her low paid private school job in the Cleveland Ohio area and is looking for advice on what she needs to do in the short term.
She works in a somewhat hard to find work in field (music therapy for children)
She's in her mid 40s and is single, no dependents.
Her health insurance will run out at the end of this month.
Her salary is perhaps 30k, maybe lower.
She has no savings but family in the area who will likely help w/ rent, etc.. but they are limited as well in what they can do financially to help her as they are retired on a fixed income.
What are concrete steps she should take in order to make sure she has:
health care (medicaid? ACA exchange insurance since she had a qualified life event?)
unemployment insurance (what separation reason should she ask for for her employer NOT to fight this?)
food stamps (if they exist any more for single people)
links to possible sources of jobs in her field
posted by bottlebrushtree to Work & Money (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite