Resources for Hoosiers Affected by COVID-19

In these challenging and uncertain times, the state is providing a variety of key resources to support Hoosiers impacted by COVID-19.

Resources for unemployed workers

  • To contact the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) regarding unemployment insurance, which must be completed electronically, click here or call 800-891-6499.
    • Due to high call volume, some calls are getting a message that the phone number is not working. DWD is working to correct this and answer calls as quickly as possible.
  • To watch a presentation by the DWD covering the basics of filing for unemployment insurance, click here.

Social services assistance

  • To apply for Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) benefits, such as food and health coverage assistance, call 800-403-0864 or click here.
  • To find information on a variety of community resources, including food, housing and health care assistance, call 2-1-1 or click here.
  • To find food banks and meal service sites near you, visit FSSA’s Food Assistance Availability Map.
  • To find critical-care work opportunities serving children, seniors and people with disabilities, click here.

Resources for Hoosier businesses

As the situation continues to unfold, the Senate Republicans’ COVID-19 resource page will be constantly updated with available resources and information.

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