Unemployment During COVID 19

June 5, 2020
Unemployment During COVID 19

The recent CARES Act passed by Congress and signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, brought relief to many people throughout the country. One of the many forms of relief in the CARES Act provided additional unemployment compensation for individuals affected by the current pandemic.

Unemployment compensation can provide temporary financial assistance when you have lost your job through no fault of your own. If coronavirus has caused you to lose your job or receive a reduction in hours, you may qualify for unemployment benefits. If you are eligible for unemployment benefits, under the CARES Act, you will automatically be eligible for an additional $600 per week benefit for a period of time.

If any of the following has happened to you at your current employer because of the coronavirus pandemic or its impact you could be entitled to relief:

  • Your hours been reduced because of the public health crisis
  • You have you been temporarily laid off or has your workplace closed
  • You were you sent home from work due to minor symptoms related to coronavirus
  • Your work was interrupted because you need to care for a family member
  • You were fired when you refused to work in unsafe conditions

Although this act was passed at the Federal level, if you are currently faced with a job loss and are seeking unemployment insurance benefits, you must file a claim with the unemployment insurance program in the state where you we working. When filing the claim you will need to provide information such as addresses and dates of employment.

If you have questions about your debt or are stressed about unemployment, please contact W M Law at 913-422-0909 for a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys.