6 Tips on How to Survive a Sudden Loss of Income

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2. Find out if your employer has remote working options, sick leave benefits or other supporting services

If you still have a job (and you’re healthy), even if you can’t physically go there, you should ask your employer about remote working policies. Also, if you have vacation time, paid time off, or paid sick leave, you should use those benefits to support your income during an interruption to your ability to work.

However, if you do not have any time left or your employer doesn’t offer those benefits, you should find out if your current situation is covered by short-term disability insurance or ask about emergency leave policies.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) or other benefits could help you in order to find out if your employer can connect you with resources for mental and physical health, financial wellness and other surrounding supportive services.

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