Can you still get credit cards if you are in a debt counseling program?

== == You can probably still get credit cards if you are enrolled in a debt management program. However, doing so can jeopardize the benefits that you already have with your existing creditors. Your interest rates and minimum payments could go up substantially if they drop you from the program.

If you are enrolled in a debt management program, you have agreed not to open new credit card accounts until you complete the program. Remember, this is what got you in trouble in the first place, so it is best to be careful when applying for new credit when you have had problems in the past.