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The Actors Fund supports everyone in entertainment.

In addition to emergency financial assistance to help people in the industry cover basic living expenses, such as food, essential medications, utilities and more, they also offer the additional services:

-Health insurance counseling and enrollment support

-Navigating employment options via The Career Center

-Counseling, support groups and referrals to other resources

-COVID-19 specific resources

-And more.


The Behind the Scenes Charity provides financial support to entertainment technology professionals, or their immediate dependent family members, who are seriously ill or injured.

Grants may be used for basic living and medical expenses.

Behind the Scenes also provides mental health and Suicide Prevention resources.

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NYS Unemployment Dashboard

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

PDF explanation of extended unemployment benefits

-Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) and Extended Benefits (EB) frequently asked questions (FAQS)

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