COVID-19 Financial Survival Toolkit

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Now more than ever, the Illinois Treasurer’s Office remains invested in you and your family’s future.

Our investment and banking programs remain staffed and open to serve you even as we promote social distancing in response to COVID-19.


We have added to our website COVID-19 information to assist residents, business owners, non-profits, and units of local government. Despite the uncertainty of the moment, together we will get through this. If you have questions, please contact us.  

Your Health

As we all adjust to this new normal, maintaining good physical and mental health is critically important in relieving the stress and anxiety that we are all feeling. To learn more on the latest and most reliable information on the COVID-19 outbreak, visit:


Employment Issues

The COVID-19 outbreak has had a devastating effect on many Illinois working families. If you have been laid off, ill or taking care of a sick family member, you may be eligible for unemployment assistance.


Paying Your Bills

The COVID-19 outbreak has created a financial hardship for many people. For more information on the various laws, proclamations, and executive orders which affect those who are having trouble paying their bills.


Check for your 2020 Coronavirus Stimulus Payment at 
  • Learn if you need to register for a payment if they don’t normally file income tax returns
  • Get a bank account to receive your payment faster, instead of waiting months for a paper check
  • Find tax information and assistance to get your payment
  • Learn more about stimulus checks (also known as Economic Impact Payments) such as whether it impacts your public benefits or what Social Security recipients need to do next
  • Download an informational flyer and share it with your friends and family


Assistance for Small Business and Nonprofits

Small businesses and nonprofits have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about financial assistance made available at the federal, state, and local level, please check these links:

Assistance for Government Entities

Services provided to government entities by the Treasurer's Office have evolved to meet customer needs and a changing financial landscape as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a webinar hosted by Treasurer Frerichs and members of the Treasurer's office team in July 2020, we provide updates on investing in The Illinois Funds during the pandemic, how COVID-19 has changed payment processing through ePAY, and various benefits and enhancements to I-CASH, our unclaimed property program. Click here to view the webinar. 


Personal Finance Information/Education

Now more than ever it’s important for all of us to take greater control of our own personal finances and teach our children about sound financial practices. Here are several resources that provide a wide range of personal finance information that could help you now and in the future:


Avoiding Scams

During this time of crisis, it’s important to be on alert for those who would attempt to defraud you or your family. To learn how to protect yourself from scams, refer to the following sites: