It is important to understand your paycheck and if you are struggling making ends meet what benefits are available to you.
Personal Finances and understanding Taxes
Understanding your Paycheck
Once you have the job it is important to know what the information means and what is being taken out. Click for more information about your paycheck.
Taxes and Withholdings
Along with understanding your pay stub you will need to take out taxes. Click here for information and what you need to do.
Income Tax Preparation
When you go to file your taxes the more you know will benefit you and ensure that you get all the money that is due to you. Click to learn more about basic tax preparation information and when you are ready to file your taxes follow this link for an organization that can help.
Applying for Benefits if you are struggling financially
If you have lost your job through no fault of your own you may be eligible for unemployment benefits. Click here to be taken through the process.
Public Assistance Benefits
All of the following benefits can be applied for through the Colorado PEAK website where you will sign-up for a free account. You can also go to your local Department of Human Services building to apply.
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Formerly known as food stamps.
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) - Cash assistance for families in need.
- Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) - Supplemental nutrition program to ensure women and children under the age of five (5) are healthy.
- Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) - Child care assistance to families that are working, searching for employment, in a training program, or are enrolled in the Colorado Works program.