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Your Workforce Solutions office can help with job search and training opportunities.
We are committed to helping you succeed. Your Workforce Solutions offices offer a variety of services at no cost, such as:
You can get information online or by phone about assistance from both government and private agencies by visiting 211Texas or dialing 2-1-1.
Contact 2-1-1 for help with:
If you need help paying your mortgage, the Making Home Affordable (MHA) Program and the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) refinance programs may help you remain in your home and avoid foreclosure.
The MHA program offers temporary assistance for eligible unemployed homeowners during the search for re-employment. Visit the program web site, www.makinghomeaffordable.gov, for more information including eligibility requirements.
Some mortgage loans may qualify for restructuring and refinancing into FHA loans under certain circumstances. Find more information at www.fha-refinance-program.com.
The Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, provides assistance with pension, health and other employee benefit plans after job loss. You can find more information at Employee Benefits Security Administration or call 866-444-3272.
The Texas Department of Insurance offers information that can help you find health insurance coverage. Find more information at Texas Health Options or call 855-839-2427.
The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to low- to moderate-income individuals who need help completing their tax returns. Certified volunteers help prepare basic tax returns. VITA programs are located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls and other convenient locations. To find the nearest VITA site, call 800-906-9887.
The IRS also offers Free File, a service to help all taxpayers prepare and file their return. Free File is available in English and Spanish. To learn more, visit www.irs.gov/uac/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free.
BenefitsCheckup.org offers referrals on a wide variety of services for older workers.
The U.S. Department of Labor put together a list of employment Web sites for workers over age 50. You may want to add these sites to those you regularly check for job leads:
If you received all of the regular benefits that you qualified to receive, then no further benefits are available to you. If extended benefits become available in the future, TWC notifies qualified individuals by mail. For current information, see Extended Unemployment Benefits in Texas.