6/27/17

How To Remain Financially Stable When You're Put Out Of Work


By on 6/27/2017 12:33:00 PM

At some point in your life, you may get put out of work for a while. It could be as the result of an injury that prevents you from working for a period, or you may have lost your current job. Either way, you need to know how to remain financially stable when you aren’t working.
So, here are three tips to help you out:

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Reduce Your Expenditures

When you’re not working, you may not have the same steady income as you’re used to. Sure, you may only be temporarily out of work and receiving sick pay, but that still means you should be careful. Specifically, be careful with how much you spend. Start reducing your expenditure and saving as much money as possible. This is especially important for anyone that’s been let go or left their job and don’t actually have an income anymore. You’re relying on your savings to get by and can’t afford to spend like mad. This may mean you need to cancel a few subscriptions and stop buying food you’d usually buy. You have to be more vigilant with what you spend your money on, at least until you find another job and get some more money in.

Take Legal Action

There are many cases where you may be put out of work and can benefit from legal action. You might have had an accident in the workplace that causes you to get injured and spend some time away from work. If this happens, your employer might only pay you sick pay for a certain time, and they may not pay your wages in full. So, by seeking legal action with a personal injury lawyer, you can make a claim and try to get some money to help you while you’re out. Likewise, if you’ve been wrongly fired, you can seek legal action to get compensation from your employer which can help provide you with money as a buffer while you look for a new job.

Get Unemployment Benefits

If you’ve been put out of work and you’re trying to find a new job, you can claim unemployment benefits to help tide you over. What this means is that the government can pay you up to around $450 a week while you search for a new job. You have to go down to your state unemployment insurance office to apply, and they’ll give you all the forms to fill in. It’s important to note that this is a temporary measure, and you can’t just abuse it and stay on these benefits for as long as possible. You’ll need to attend regular meetings and provide evidence that you’re looking for jobs or else they’ll cut your benefits completely. It is well worth getting these benefits as they’re there for a reason. If you have no income, it can help you be more financially stable and pay your bills, etc. You don’t have such a strong reliance on your savings, and you can keep your finances in shape while you look for a new job.

With these three tips, you can remain in control of your finances even when you don’t have any income from a permanent job.

About Angela

Angela is a freelance writer and blogger, blessed with 3 daughters, 4 cats, 1 needy dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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