Paying Bills and Debts during COVID-19
Authored By: Alaska Legal Services
I don't have money to pay all of my bills and debts. Which bills and debts should I pay first?
If you are worried you won't be able to afford all of your bills, you should pay the following bills first:
- Family necessities, like food and current medical care if prepayment is required. You can also visit a food bank if you need help getting food or apply for food stamps by mailing or faxing the Alaska food stamps application to the Alaska Division of Public Assistance.
- Rent or mortgage payments.
- Utility payments.
- Car payments and insurance, if you need your car for transportation
- Child support or spousal maintenance.
- Income taxes.
- Student loan payments.
- Unsecured debt, such as credit card debt or medical debt.
For information about other possible sources of income, see:
Alaska Division of Public Assistance- for ATAP or General Relief Assistance.
COVID Family Medical Leave- the Department of Labor’s explanation page.
Unemployment benefits in Alaska- the Alaska Department of Labor website, the nearest Claim Center, or call (888) 252-2557.