COVID Resources

Overcome the Challenges of COVID

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If you’ve lost your job for good or for now, you can file for unemployment benefits through the state’s Department of Economic Security (DES). There has been a loosening of requirements to receive unemployment that is detailed on their site. 

Additionally, the Federal Government has added a $600 per week benefit to the typical state benefits. There is a flood of people filing, so be patient and persistent. In the box that asks if you are looking for work, simply write “COVID-19”.

If you’ve lost your job for good or for now, you can file for unemployment benefits through the state’s Department of Economic Security (DES). There has been a loosening of requirements to receive unemployment that is detailed on their site. 

Additionally, the Federal Government has added a $600 per week benefit to the typical state benefits. There is a flood of people filing, so be patient and persistent. In the box that asks if you are looking for work, simply write “COVID-19”.

Additionally, the Federal Government has added a $600 per week benefit to the typical state benefits. There is a flood of people filing, so be patient and persistent. In the box that asks if you are looking for work, simply write “COVID-19”.

The Families First Coronavirus Act (FFCRA) outlined temporary expansions to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)  and added an Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA). This adds paid sick leave for coronavirus quarantine, the care of a family member, and adds 10 weeks to the employer FMLA requirement. Learn more today.

  1. Freelancers Union is free to join and has extensive resources for freelancers to access, including information about loans, unemployment, health insurance, halting evictions, and other aid programs.
  2. Local First Arizona has gathered resources in one, easy-to-navigate page.
  3. Pima Community College’s Small Business Development Center is helping businesses apply for low-interest federal disaster loans. Call 520-206-4580 and a consultant will get back to you.
  1. Arizona Together is the centralized site to access a comprehensive list of resources available throughout Arizona.  This includes child, parent, mental health, emergency, and housing support services.
  2. #ThisisTucson has compiled a list of food resources for restaurant workers and families. 
  3. No Kid Hungry has a texting hotline to find food distribution sites for kids dependent on the food lunch programs. Text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877 to learn more.  
  4. Community Action Partnership provides assistance with paying rent and utilities. 
  5. Interfaith Community Services can help with clothing, food and utilities.

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