The coronavirus outbreak has changed everyday life for millions of Angelenos — some have lost their jobs, while others have experienced reduced incomes as a direct result of the pandemic. But there are a number of resources that aim to alleviate some of the financial burden and stress that this crisis has brought to so many in our communities.
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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes several financial assistance provisions that individuals can access to support them during the coronavirus pandemic, including direct cash assistance. The Economic Impact Payment will be automatically distributed to eligible individuals who have filed taxes. Payments are determined by 2019 tax returns (if filed); otherwise, 2018 tax returns will be used.
Click here to check the status of your Economic Impact Payment.
Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Paid Family Leave
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act expands access to emergency paid sick leave to as many as 87 million U.S. workers who have no paid leave and are being forced to work during this crisis.
Click here to learn more about eligibility requirements for the paid leave benefits under this bill.
To determine what benefits are available to Californians, from unemployment to paid leave, the State of California created an easy reference guide. Click here to access it.
The Mayor and the Department of Recreation and Parks launched the L.A. Emergency Child Care Connection, a program to provide child care resources (including a monthly stipend, child care referrals, and free daycare centers) to essential employees of participating hospitals during the COVID-19 crisis.
For more information and a list of participating Los Angeles hospitals, click here.