Where Can I Find Unemployment Resources?
If you are facing unemployment or a lapse in employment due to the coronavirus, the following resources may be available to you:
1- Unemployment Insurance provides unemployment benefits to those who lose their job through no fault of their own, with the following link. https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/91
2- You may qualify for Disaster Unemployment Assistance if you do not qualify for other types of unemployment benefits- https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/597
3- Browse the Unemployment Assistance category and filter by state for unemployment benefits near you.- https://www.benefits.gov/categories/Unemployment%20Assistance
4- Visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Coronavirus Resources page for information to help employers and employees.- https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus
Where can I find healthcare resources?
With the outbreak of coronavirus, there is concern about maintaining access to medical care and ensuring individuals receive proper care throughout the outbreak. If you need healthcare support, check out the following resources:
1- COBRA Continuation coverage may be the right choice if you are experiencing a lapse of employment. https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/4727
2- Medicare and Medicaid benefits may help people attain healthcare. Read the key differences between Medicare and Medicaid to find the best option for you and your family.
Difference between Medicare and Medicaid- https://www.benefits.gov/news/article/384
3- Browse the Healthcare and Medical Assistance category to explore healthcare programs.
4- Visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Novel Coronavirus page for healthcare information for veterans and guidance regarding tele-health and protection.
Where can I apply for Unemployment Assistance?
To apply for unemployment assistance, contact your State Unemployment Assistance Agency, For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Unemployment Assistance Page.
Will I be Eligible?
Each state sets its own unemployment insurance benefits eligibility guidelines, but you usually qualify if you:
- Are unemployed through no fault of your own. In most states, this means you have to have separated from your last job due to a lack of available work.
- Meet work and wage requirements. You must meet your state’s requirements for wages earned or time worked during an established period of time referred to as a "base period." (In most states, this is usually the first four out of the last five completed calendar quarters before the time that your claim is filed.)
How do I Apply?
To receive unemployment insurance benefits, you need to file a claim with the unemployment insurance program in the state where you worked. Depending on the state, claims may be filed in person, by telephone, or online.
- You should contact your state’s unemployment Insurance Program as soon as possible after becoming unemployed.
- Generally, you should file your claim with the state where you worked. If you worked in a state other than the one where you now live or if you worked in multiple states, the state unemployment insurance agency where you now live can provide information about how to file your claim with other states.
- When you file a claim, you will be asked for certain information, such as addresses and dates of your former employment. To make sure your claim is not delayed, be sure to give complete and correct information.
- It generally takes two to three weeks after you file your claim to receive your first benefit check.
How Can I get my economic impact payment (Stimulus Check)?
According to the IRS, stimulus checks will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. Eligible taxpayers, who filed tax returns for either 2019 or 2018 will automatically receive an economic impact payment of up to $1,200 for individuals or $2,400 for married couples. Parents will receive $500 for each qualifying child. Visit the IRS Economic Impact Payment Page to learn more.
Contact for General Help-
For help filing for unemployment benefits, please follow the help instructions on your state’s unemployment insurance website. For help using the Unemployment Benefits Finder, contact the CareerOneStop Service Center email@example.com. For general questions about Unemployment Insurance, call
1-877-US2-JOBS(1-877-872-5627) or TTY 1-877-889-5627.