The Equifax data breach of 2017 affected millions of Americans.
As part of a settlement in regards to the breach, if you were affected, you would be eligible for some sort of compensation.
At the minimum, you could receive 10 years of free credit monitoring or $125 cash/check in lieu of the monitoring.
If you had to deal with fraud, identity theft, or other misuse of your information specifically caused by the data breach, out of pocket expenses in relation to the data breach, you could possibly receive compensation for your time dealing with those issues.
The deadline to file a claim is January 22, 2020.
Make sure to check to find out if you have been affected and are eligible for compensation!