State & Federal Disaster Resources

State Benefit Application
Texas Health and Human Services is encouraging Texans to submit benefit applications and other paperwork online at YourTexasBenefits.com or via the Your Texas Benefits mobile app to reduce foot traffic in the state’s more than 250 eligibility offices.

SBA Loans
Texas has qualified for the SBA loans for small businesses affected by COVID-19. Contact your local Small Business Administration office for information on how to apply for assistance, or visit the website at https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance.

Unemployment Benefits
If your employment has been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19), apply for benefits either online at any time using Unemployment Benefits Services or by calling TWC’s Tele-Center at 800-939-6631 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday.  TWC is experiencing an increase in call volumes and hold times on Tele-Center phone lines. You are encouraged to use the online claim portal, Unemployment Benefits Services (UBS ), to handle your claim needs quickly. UBS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You are encouraged to sign up for Electronic Correspondence so you can receive your TWC communications online as soon as possible. TWC will investigate why you lost your job and mail a decision explaining whether you are eligible for unemployment benefits. Extended Benefits (EB) and Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) are not available at this time.