Info on Financial Assistance for CA residents

March 15, 2020
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With many job industries and business segments around the globe taking a financial hit during this coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, its leaving many employees affected wondering what options they have to ge through what can be a tough financial time.  For CA residents here is some information for you:

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.

Also for those who have been diagnosed with coronavirus.... heres some more info