The Caregiver's Journey

Public Benefits

  • If you lose your job because caregiving is demanding too much of your time, check out unemployment benefits. They can provide some income while you look for other work.
  • You may also be eligible for other public benefits such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps, and Women Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental food benefits (if you have children up to age five).
  • Look in the government pages of your local telephone directory for the appropriate agency that administers these programs in your community.