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MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
To all of our students and partners. We hope you will follow the social distancing guidelines as well as no gatherings. This will help to keep everyone safe. We are all in this together!
I believe that this is a time for new ideas and creative ways to do other kinds of things with your families. If your family is well, be thankful, keep them safe and enjoy them. There is so much great information on the internet to help you fill this time at home. Below you will find information that will be helpful for you and your families during this most challenging time.
We will get through this!!!!
Sick or Quarantined
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.
The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect DI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.
For guidance on the disease, visit the California Department of Public Health website.
If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim. PFL provides up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.
If your child’s school is closed, and you have to miss work to be there for them, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits. Eligibility considerations include if you have no other care options and if you are unable to continue working your normal hours remotely. File an Unemployment Insurance claim and our EDD representatives will decide if you are eligible.
Reduced Work Hours
If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, 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.
The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect UI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.
The available benefits are insurance programs. To be eligible, either you or an employer had to make contributions in the past 5 to 18 months. It is possible these contributions were made at a prior job, or if you were misclassified as an independent contractor instead of an employee. We encourage you to apply for the benefits program that is most appropriate for your situation. Visit Self-Employed/Independent Contractor to learn more.
>>> Please click the following link to find rent assistance programs in California: https://www.rentassistance.us/st/california
>>> Please click the following link to see if you qualify for SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps): https://build.mrelief.com/hunger-solutions-new-york/new-york-snap-formerly-known-as-food-stamps-v2/new
>>> Please click the following link to see if you qualify for CalFresh: https://build.mrelief.com/california-department-of-social-services/calfresh/new
>>> In addition, California government bodies have ordered disconnection suspensions statewide on utilities (gas, electricity, and water), including the suspension of late fees and fees associated with reconnections. Government bodies stated the suspensions should cover all residents and businesses and should remain “in place at least until the pandemic threat has passed and the country’s economy has stabilized. https://www.energyandpolicy.org/utilities-disconnect-coronavirus/
Labor and Workforce Development Agency – Resources for employers and workers including workers’ compensation and paid sick leave.
Labor Commissioner’s Office FAQs – Employee leave options, compensation, and salary.
Department of Fair Employment and Housing – Job protection and employment discrimination.