This is a stressful time for anyone out of work, looking for work, and for those working essential frontline jobs. Below is information on filing for unemployment, links to job postings for those looking for work, and information for essential workers.
Unemployment benefits have been expanded under The CARES Act to include:
Part-time workers and self-employed workers
Gig workers and contractors
Anyone out of work or who has had to cut back on their hours directly due to COVID-19, including if you had to stop working because you have symptoms or are caring for someone who has the virus
People who can’t get to their jobs due to the virus
People who previously wouldn’t have qualified due to a spotty work history
WHO DOES NOT QUALIFY?
Anyone working from home before COVID-19 or receiving paid leave
WHAT WILL I NEED TO FILE?
Social Security Number
Driver’s License Number
If you are not a US citizen, your alien registration card number
Full company names and address of everywhere you’ve worked for the past 2 years
For federal employees, copies of forms SF8 or forms SF50
If you are a service member or ex-service member a copy of separation form DD 214
If you want direct deposit, you must have your bank routing and checking account numbers