At Skip, we're dedicated to helping you navigate financial resources, stimulus checks, small business loans, and unemployment insurance. Our sole mission is to help you make sense of the latest COVID-19 information, government assistance programs, and more. Here is a quick guide to our resources and a message from our CEO and Founder Ryder Pearce. We can help you:
- Track EIDL grant and loan progress and information
- Understand unemployment progress in your state
- Get the latest stimulus check distribution information
- Receive daily COVID-19 updates, job and volunteer updates
- Read our daily blog posts we research and write for you
- Ask our support team questions over live chat
A Message from Skip Founder Ryder Pearce
Track EIDL Loan Progress
The SBA's Economic Injury and Disaster Loan (EIDL) program was created to help small businesses in emergencies like this. It has received millions of applications during this crisis, and policies and procedures have been changing almost daily. Our team keeps you updated on latest policies and what to expect from the SBA, as best we can, based on research and self-reported information.
Understand unemployment progress in your state
Close to 1 out of every 4 workers in the US are now unemployed. This is the largest percentage of unemployed since the Great Depression. Each state manages their unemployment insurance program, and many new policies are being made to support independent contractors (PUA) and add supplemental benefits ($600 extra). Our team is continuing to add resources and a self-reported tracker. Below, you can see an example of the unemployment self-reporting tracker for the state of California
Get the latest federal stimulus information
As part of the CARES Act, the federal government has been distributing up to $1,200 checks to most Americans. The distribution will be ongoing for several more weeks, with discussion of a second round of stimulus checks underway in Congress. Our team is monitoring the discussions in Congress and sharing self-reported stimulus information.
Receive daily Covid-19 email updates
Since February, the Skip team has been sending daily emails with the latest news, infection count, government policies, US news and global news related to the Covid-19 pandemic. It's a summary of the most important things you should know. We also send job and volunteer opportunity updates as well.
Read our daily blog posts
We are researching and writing 1-2 new blog posts per day at helloskip.com/blog. Topics range from financial tips to unemployment insights to student loans to new government programs to apply to. We also publish daily videos on our YouTube channel on the latest news.
Get personalized chat support
We have a team ready to help you on chat or email. As a Skip Plus member you get live chat access. You can get access free for 45 days here.