Aloha Hawaii residents, in light of COVID-19, Hire Abilities Hawaii provides this resource page to answer many of your questions. This page will be updated continuously to reflect the most recent information. This page was last updated on September 9, 2020.

Social Security Disability Benefits

Social Security Administration (SSA) offices are closed to the public, however, service will continue via the Internet, over the telephone, and by mail. You may contact the local office for limited services, such as to report loss of employment. If you recently lost your job, you may be able to reinstate SSA benefits that were suspended due to employment earnings.

Continue reading on our Social Security Disability Benefits page…

Economic Impact Payments

The Department of Treasury can make a one-time direct payment to eligible individuals. If you receive disability benefits, you may still be eligible for the one-time payment.

Continue reading on our Economic Impact Payment page…

Unemployment Insurance (UI)

You may qualify for additional Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits because of the CARES Act. SSA disability beneficiaries who lost their job may be eligible for UI benefits in addition to (or instead of) benefits through SSA. UI benefits may impact Social Security or other disability benefits.

Continue reading on our Unemployment Insurance page…

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP offices are are closed to in-person services but are accepting applications by mail, e-mail, and telephone. There will be no impact on SNAP benefits because of receipt of the Economic Impact payment.

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Medicaid/QUEST Health Insurance

Hawaii residents who have lost their health coverage or are having difficulty paying for health coverage may be eligible for Medicaid. For those who are already insured by Medicaid, Hawaii Med-QUEST Division has suspended terminations of Medicaid during the national emergency.

Continue reading on our Medicaid page…

Hawaii Rent Relief and Housing Assistance

Hawaii renters and homeowners who have been affected by COVID-19 may be eligible for assistance with rent or mortgage payments. This program is funded by the CARES Act and provided through Catholic Charities and Aloha United Way.

Continue reading on our Rent Relief and Housing Assistance page…

General COVID-19 Resources