The Families First Coronavirus Response Act increased federal nutrition and Medicaid funding. The CARES Act includes a six-month penalty-free deferral on federal student loan payments.

The CARES Act also has provisions to help some people with low incomes and/or disabilities, including:

  • Approximately $300 million in additional administrative funds for SSA.
  • An additional $50 million in funds for the Legal Services Corporation
  • Allowance for people receiving Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) under 1915 (C) waivers to have their direct support professional assist them during a short-term hospital stay.
  • Mandated access to a 3-month supply of medications for people on Medicare who need to isolate because of their pre-existing condition. This does not include controlled substances.
  • Restrictions on foreclosures and evictions for certain people with government-backed mortgages or participating in federally-subsidized housing programs. HUD received additional funds for several of its programs.

This information is from the CARES Act. Avard Law does not have any further information. To read the CARES Act in it’s entirety please click here