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Employment and Financial ResourcesPosted
- Steps to Take if you Lose your Job Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic
- Use the IRS "Get My Payment" Portal to check on the status of your Economic Impact Payment
- California's Employment Development Department (EDD) provides a variety of support services to individuals affected by COVID-19 in California.
- BENEFITS FOR WORKERS IMPACTED BY COVID-19 and also check out the EDD's Frequently Asked Questions
- Paid Family Leave: Paid family leave is available for those who stay home because they need to take care of someone who has contracted the virus (Covid19) or who has been quarantined (must be certified by a medical professional). Learn how to file a Paid Family Leave Claim HERE.
- Disability Benefits/Paid Sick Leave: If you're unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week. How to file a disability claim.
- Unemployment Benefits: If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, or you have to miss work to care for your family, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim. UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own. Workers who are temporarily unemployed due to COVID-19 and expected to return to work with their employer within a few weeks are not required to actively seek work each week. However, they must remain able and available and ready to work during their unemployment for each week of benefits claimed and meet all other eligibility criteria. Eligible individuals can receive benefits that range from $40-$450 per week. How to file an unemployment claim.
- Directly from the Employment Development Department: “Employers experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. A written request for extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return."
- CalEITC4Me has resources for low-income Californians filing tax returns
- For questions, employers may call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center.
- Toll-free from the U.S. or Canada: 1-888-745-3886
- Hearing impaired (TTY): 1-800-547-9565
- Outside the U.S. or Canada: 1-916-464-3502
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- Resources Based on Type of Employment
- LA Young Creatives Fund: a financial assistance program from the Snap Foundation and Mission Asset Fund for LA-based creative young professionals who have been financially impacted by the present pandemic.
- For resources for freelance artists, click here!
- For resources for bartenders, click here!
- For resources for musicians, click here!
- For resources for gig workers, click here!
- For resources for actors, click here!
Click here to return to the full directory of Los Angeles area COVID-19 resources, services, and opportunities to make a difference.