Aug 5, 2021 | Coronavirus News, Lakeshore CAP News
The CDC eviction moratorium has expired. This means that landlords can now start the eviction process due to non-payment of rent. We have several programs that can provide financial assistance to those facing an eviction. Don’t wait to apply! The WERA prescreen application is located on the website at www.lakeshorecap.org and the application for our other assistance can be picked up at our office, downloaded from our website, or by calling 920.682.3737. Applications are processed in the order that they are received, so do not wait until you are in a crisis before submitting your application! Lyric, Blia, Brenda, Manina, and Tree are here to help!
Apr 27, 2021 | Coronavirus News, Lakeshore CAP News
FEMA Offers COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. We are dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus.
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.
Fraud Alert! We have received reports of scammers reaching out to people offering to register them for funeral assistance. FEMA has not sent any such notifications and we do not contact people before they register for assistance. Learn More
How to Apply
Applications begin on April 12, 2021 — COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number: 844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585 *
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 9 PM. Eastern Time
Call the dedicated toll-free phone number to get a COVID-19 Funeral Assistance application completed with help from FEMA’s representatives. Multilingual services will be available.
Get answers to frequently asked questions about the application process on our Funeral Assistance FAQ page.
Who is Eligible
To be eligible for funeral assistance, you must meet these conditions:
- The death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
- The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.
- The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.
- There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.
If you had COVID-19 funeral expenses, we encourage you to keep and gather documentation. Types of information should include:
- An official death certificate that attributes the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19 and shows that the death occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
- Funeral expenses documents (receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) that includes the applicant’s name, the deceased person’s name, the amount of funeral expenses, and the dates the funeral expenses happened.
- Proof of funds received from other sources specifically for use toward funeral costs. We are not able to duplicate benefits received from burial or funeral insurance, financial assistance received from voluntary agencies, government agencies, or other sources.
How Funds are Received
If you are eligible for funeral assistance you will receive a check by mail, or funds by direct deposit, depending on which option you choose when you apply for assistance.
*If you use a relay service, such as your videophone, Innocaption or CapTel, please provide your specific number assigned to that service. It is important that FEMA is able to contact you, and you should be aware phone calls from FEMA may come from an unidentified number.
Last updated April 21, 2021
Dec 1, 2020 | Coronavirus News, Lakeshore CAP News
THE WRAP PROGRAM EXPIRED ON NOVEMBER 24TH AND LAKESHORE CAP CANNOT ACCEPT NEW APPLICATIONS. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO ALL PRIOR APPLICANTS. PLEASE BE PREPARED TO MOVE VERY QUICKLY WITH REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION IF YOU ARE CONTACTED BY A CASE MANAGER.
WI Home Energy Plus Assistance
If you need to apply for Energy Assistance you can follow the link below to apply.
Si necesita aplicar para obtener Asistencia con la Energía (servicios públicos) puede seguir el enlace que aparece abajo para aplicar.
Jul 14, 2020 | Coronavirus News, Lakeshore CAP News
On behalf of the Social Security Administration (SSA), we want to let you know that during the current coronavirus pandemic, SSA continues to provide help to you and others in your community.
While their offices are not providing service to walk-in visitors due to COVID-19, SSA remains committed to providing ongoing benefits and vital services. SSA asked us to let you know that they remain ready and able to help you by phone with most Social Security matters. You can speak with a representative by calling your local Social Security office or their National Number: 800-772-1213. They provide local office phone numbers conveniently online with their Social Security Office Locator: https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp.
SSA also wants you to know they have many secure and convenient online services (https://www.ssa.gov/onlineservices) to:
- Apply for benefits
- Check the status of an application or appeal,
- Request a replacement Social Security card (in most areas),
- Print a benefit verification letter, and
- Much more.
Most business with SSA can be done online, but they know that many people still rely on phone or in-person help. That’s why they want you to know you can still count on them by phone. And, if you have a critical situation they cannot help you with by phone or online, they may be able to schedule an appointment for you.
If you need help from SSA, please don’t wait until they can see you in person. Reach out now and get the help you need.
Lastly, SSA also understands that getting medical and other documentation can be difficult due to the pandemic. So, they are continuing to extend certain deadlines wherever possible.
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