Pandemic Aid That’s Still Available

Broad-based stimulus checks and the like are over, but some people still qualify for help.

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While available aid for individuals is dwindling, there still are some benefits available to help people affected financially as we enter year three of the COVID-19 pandemic.

These benefits include enhanced healthcare subsidies, aid for food workers and rental assistance. In addition, a moratorium on federal student loan payments has been extended.

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Senior Retirement Editor,

Elaine Silvestrini has worked for Kiplinger since 2021, serving as senior retirement editor since 2022. Before that, she had an extensive career as a newspaper and online journalist, primarily covering legal issues at the Tampa Tribune and the Asbury Park Press in New Jersey. In more recent years, she's written for several marketing, legal and financial websites, including and, and the newsletters Auto Insurance Report and Property Insurance Report.