Financial Resources

A wide variety of programs are available to persons who are having trouble meeting their financial obligations, or who need help paying for life’s necessities.  The links below will lead you to some of the most important of these programs.  They include such programs as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and other programs that may help you support yourself and your family.

 

Orange County’s Credit Union:

Phone: (888) 354-6228
Website: www.orangecountyscu.org


Balance:

To receive free service from Balance, you must be a member of Orange County's Credit Union.

A free and confidential financial education and counseling service that can help you get on track. On this website, you will find tools for evaluation many areas of your financial life.

Early Delinquency Information-Saving your Home from Foreclosure – This booklet is designed to provide homeowners with information on how they might avoid losing their homes through the foreclosure process.

Money Management Planner – Download budgeting tool to see if you’re on the right track or if you’ll need to increase your income or decrease your expenses in order to save enough.

Spending and Savings – How much money is coming in every month and how much is going out – and on what?

Financial Goals – Deciding on financial goals is important. Complete this worksheet to know what it will take to achieve them in your desired timeframe.

Website: www.balancepro.net


Financial Assistance:

Website: www.govbenefits.gov


Temporary Assistance for Needy Families:

Website: www.acf.hhs.gov


Financial Help to Pay for Home Heating and Cooling:

Website: www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/liheap/


Health Related Financial Assistance:

Website: www.nlm.nih.gov


Families and Caretakers with Children:

Website: www.dss.cahwnet.gov


Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC):

This is a tax credit available to qualifying low-income individuals and families.

Website: www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=96406,00.html


Financial Help for Single Moms:

Phone: (888) 456-2227
Website: www.singlemomfinancialhelp.com


Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Clearinghouse:

Website: www.liheap.ncat.org


Merck Patient Assistance Program (prescription medicines):

Website: www.merck.com


Child Support Resources:

Orange County Department of Child Support Services:

Website: www.css.ocgov.com


Request a review of your court-ordered child support (County of Orange only)

Website: https://cssoaf.ocgov.com/oaf/webforms/childsupportmodrqst.aspx


Calculate your child-support guidelines (State of California)

Website: www.cse.ca.gov/ChildSupport/cse/guidelineCalculator


We Connect

Website: www.weconnect.net


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