Make use of employer and state benefits
Many employers provide insurance coverage for their employees as well as their spouses. If it is the case with your spouse’s employer, make full use of it. If you were forced to retire due to a disability, you might be eligible for Social Security disability benefits.
If you, on the other hand, decide to stay in the workforce, you should apply for unemployment benefits and start looking for another job. The money you receive can help you take care of your essential expenses until you find a new position.