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Mar
17
RESOURCES for those affected by COVID-19 | Coronavirus

Brother and Sisters


If COVID-19 | Coronavirus has impacted, whether directly or indirectly, you may be elligible to certain resources and benefits.


Disability Insurance: 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.


https://edd.ca.gov/Disability/How_to_File_a_DI_Claim_in_SDI_Online.htm

Paid Family Leave: 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.


https://edd.ca.gov/Disability/How_to_File_a_PFL_Claim_in_SDI_Online.htm

Unemployment Claim: 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.


https://edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Filing_a_Claim.htm


Please be aware that for the most up-to-date information, please contact those agencies directly. The information provided is to serve as a resource and applies to both our LiUNA Brothers and Sisters and all affected California residents.


Keith LeMoine, Business Manager