COVID-19 Resources

Career Specific Relief Funds

USBG National Charity Foundation Bartender Emergency Assistance Program

Financial grant designed to help those in the Bartending industry who have experienced a catastrophic event or emergency hardship.

National

 

PENFED Foundation

COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Program created to provide financial assistance to all Veterans, Active Duty, Reserves and National Guard who are experiencing a financial setback because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (RERF)

Offering a $500 grant to restaurant workers who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

National

 

Grantspace

This is a list of grants for Individuals, small businesses and Arts who are experiencing financial hardship as an effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Americans for the Arts

List of financial assistance opportunities for artists of various principals (visual art, literary arts, film, dance, music, theater) who have been impacted by COVID-19.

National

 

Artist Relief Project

Financial stipends for artists, musicians, and performers who have been directly impacted by event cancellations and venue closures due to COVID-19.

National

 

The Photographer Fund

Financial assistance, up to $500 to help independent photographers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists

The National Geographic Society launched an emergency fund for journalists all over the world who wish to cover COVID-19 within their own communities.

National

 

COVID-19 & Freelance Artists

List of financial assistance opportunities for artists of various principals. The list is separated by national grants, grants from nonprofits, by state and national crowdfunding opportunities.

National

 

One Fair Wage Emergency Fund

Fund designed for struggling service workers amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

National

 

Relief Funds for Restaurant Workers

RWCF is providing a list of links and resources that will help restaurants and workers dealing with the COVID-19 emergency.

National

 

Sweet Relief

Funds raised for musicians and music industry workers who have been affected by COVID-19. The fund can help with medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses.

National

 

CORE Gives

Financial grant that supports food and beverage service employees who have children and have been medically diagnosed with COVID-19.

National

 

MusiCares COVID-19 Relief

Financial grant for music industry professionals who have lost work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

The Goalie Guild

Financial assistance for coaches, players, parents, and families who meet certain criteria and provide specific information related to their current needs.

National

 

Professional Beauty Association

Provides $500 grant to licensed beauty professionals who have not been able to work or are experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

National

 

Bluegrass Trust Fund

Financial grant for individuals in the Bluegrass music industry who are in emergency financial need due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Help a Library Worker Out (HALO) Fund

Program provides a "no strings attached" $250 grant to eligible library workers in need of financial assistance. 

National

 

Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Program

Provides emergency funding to those employed by or owners of restaurants or bars and are faced with unforeseen expenses that cannot or will not be covered by insurance.

National

 

The Workers Fund

This fund was created to help gig and low-earning contract workers who are experiencing financial hardship because they don't qualify for employer-based benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund

Financial grant for those with a CDL license who have experienced COVID-19 symptoms that required medical care and it led to financial difficulty.

National

 

Nurses House

Provides short term grants for rent/mortgage to nurses who are unable to work due to medical crisis.

National

 

Army Emergency Relief

Zero Interest Loans and Grants for medical and non-medical expenses considered on an individual basis.

National

 

Behind the Scenes Grant

Financial assistance for entertainment technology professionals who have been hospitalized with COVID-19 and in financial need.

National

 

Cerf+ The Artists Safety Net Emergency Assistance

Grants and/or brokered assistance for artists who have experienced a recent career threatening emergency such as illness, accident, fire, or natural disaster.

National

 

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Quick Assist Loan, Traditional Financial Assistance and Repayment Deferrals available to help during the COVID-19 crisis.

National

 

Hair Dressers at Heart

Grants for eligible licensed professional hairstylists and nail techs to salon owners and educators can apply for $1,000 grants to help during the COVID-19 crisis.

National

 

Maurice Sendak Emergency Relief Fund

Provides one-time grants up to $2,500 to children’s picture book artists and writers.

National

 

Freelancers Relief Fund

Provides financial assistance up to $1,000 per freelance household to cover lost income and essential expenses not covered by government relief programs.

National

 

Coronavirus Care Fund

Provides financial assistance up to $400 to home care workers, nannies, and house cleaners to support them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

First Responders Children's Foundation

Provides support for first responders and their families who are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus outbreak.

National

 

Artist Relief

Providing $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19.

National

 

Greg Hill Foundation

Financial grant specific to individuals who have worked in a restaurant, bar, café, or night club and have been affected by COVID-19. Only certain states are eligible.

AZ, CA, CT, FL, GA, IL, ME, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VT

 

The Street Vendor Emergency Fund

$400 emergency fund provided to LA street vendors who are financially struggling as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak in Los Angeles.

CA

 

Restaurants Care

Financial grant serving California's food service community. Applicants must have been diagnosed with Coronavirus (or a immediate family member) and ordered to quarantine, OR, Restaurant closed and out of work 3 weeks or more and are receiving no unemployment benefits.

CA

 

Napa Valley Emergency Financial Assistance

This program is available to help workers who live in Napa County who meet income guidelines.

CA (Napa Valley)

 

COVID-19 Relief Fund

Provides a $500 financial stipend to young nonprofit professionals in the San Francisco Bay area, who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

CA (San Francisco Bay Area)

 

Bee Vradenburg Foundation Artist Recovery Fund

Financial grant for Individual artists in the Pikes Peaks region who have experienced cancelled performances, art openings, lessons, or other revenue-generating artistic streams.

CO

 

Artist Relief Trust

Providing $500 microgrants to eligible artists of all disciplines in Kentucky or Southern Indiana.

IN, KY

 

APRON Inc. COVID Grant

Provides grants up to $500 to those who have been employed at least six months in a Louisville Metro Area Independent Restaurant.

KY (Louisville Metro Area)

 

New Orleans Business Alliance

Relief fund for gig economy workers in Orleans Parish who have been directly impacted from the COVID-19 pandemic via loss of income.

LA

 

Coston Artist Relief Fund

Grants of $500 to individual artists who live in Boston whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by COVID-19.

MA

 

Massachusetts Jobs with Justice

List of potential financial assistance programs for workers in Massachusetts who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

MA

 

Mecklenburg Creative Resiliency Fund

Financial grant for Mecklenburg County Artists/Performers who have lost income due to the cancellation of a specific, scheduled gig or opportunity.

NC

 

New Mexico Caregiver Emergency Child Care Grants

Financial assistance to New Mexico's caregivers and home care workers who have a young child/children (aged 0-12) in child care settings.

NM

 

Humanity Forward

Provides financial grants to wage work members in New York state.

NY

 

2020 Emergency Arts Relief Grant

Financial support to creative individuals who have experienced lost income from the postponement or cancellation of scheduled opportunities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NY (Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben)

 

Memphis Food Industry Worker Assistance

Financial assistance for service industry workers in Memphis, TN, who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

TN (Memphis)

 

Holli Fund

$750 grant for the Richmond-area food service industry who are experiencing economic crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

VA (Richmond)

Care Planning

COVID-Planning Tip Sheet

A check-list of things to consider to prepare for your care, particularly for a COVID-19 hospitalization. The list includes accounting for your finances, medications and your pets, along with advice about advance directives.

 

Be a Hero, Make a Plan. 

This campaign sheet directs you towards three things you can do immediately to prepare for your care, including designating a "backup" person and encouraging people to talk about what matters to them and their quality of life.

 

National Patient Advocate Foundation's Care-Planning

Includes instructional videos and checklists for both patients and caregivers.

 

COVID-19 Care Planning Tips (Caregivers)

Dr. Tony Back created a short video to guide caregivers through the "three good things" steps for medical care planning.

 

COVID-19 Care Planning Tips (Everyone)

Dr. Tony Back created a short video to guide individuals through the "three good things" steps for medical care planning.

 

American Liver Foundation

Webinar for caregivers of someone with liver disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar was hosted Friday, May 1st.

 

Better Care Playbook

Addresses the complex care needs amid COVID-19. The resource center provides information on federal guidance and helps guide complex care programs in adopting new strategies to address COVID-19.

National

 

Caregiver Action Network- Tips for Family Caregivers and COVID-19

Offers tips for family caregivers to help keep them and their loved ones as safe as possible.

National

 

Food & Nutrition 

Findhelp

This interactive resource directory tool searches for assistance programs to help with basic needs using a zip code search.

National

 

Food Safety and COVID-19

PDF that provides guidance on staying safe while grocery shopping and what precautions to take when unpacking groceries and preparing food.

National

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture

All USDA/FNS nutrition assistance programs, including SNAP, WIC, and child nutrition programs, have flexibilities that allow them to respond to on-the-ground realities and support response and recovery efforts.

National

 

Child Nutrition Programs

Nationwide waivers to support access to nutritious meals and snacks.  Programs include Congregate Meal Waivers, Pandemic EBT, Nationwide Meal Times Waiver, Nationwide Non-congregate Feeding Waiver, and Nationwide Afterschool Activity Waiver.

National

 

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

States may postpone certain lab tests, for 90 days, certification for 30 days and provide up to three months of benefits in advance.

National

 

Feeding America

Launched the COVID-19 Response Fund to help Americans access food and nutrition needs during this pandemic. The website hosts a food bank locator tool to help individuals find local food banks and food programs.

National

 

Uber Eats

Uber Eats will waive delivery fees for orders from independently-owned restaurants as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread.

National

 

COVID-19 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO)

Schools in area eligible locations may deliver meals to children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Written consent from households of eligible children must be obtained.

National

 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Expensify

The program reimburses SNAP beneficiaries up to $50.00 for essential goods and groceries purchased on their SNAP card. Simply create an account and share a receipt showing your purchase on the Expensify app and submit the request for reimbursement.

National

 

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act & The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Direct Stimulus Payments to individuals and Families

The IRS will issue rebate checks based on the 2019 tax return (or 2018) if filed. These one-time payments are: $1,200/individual, $2,400/married, and $500/child under age 17. Eligibility provisions apply. To see full guidelines, please visit the “Legislation” category in our COVID Care Resource Center. 

National

 

211

Use this site to find your local 211 (or dial 211 from your phone) if you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills or other essential services.

National

 

Scholly COVID-19 Student Relief Fund

Students (age high school-college) may apply for a $200 cash assistance to help cover expenses such as food or health supplies.

National

 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

LLS is offering eligible blood cancer patients a one-time $250 stipend to help with non-medical expenses, such as food, housing, utilities and transportation.

National

 

PAN

$300 grant to eligible patients that can be used for COVID-19 treatment expenses, over-the-counter and prescription medications, medical equipment and supplies as well as groceries and meals.

National

 

LUNGevity Breathe Easier Fund

$500 financial grant to eligible lung cancer patients for basic needs of food, transportation, and general household bills. Applicants must be in active treatment for lung cancer & meet income criteria.

National

 

Colorectal Cancer Alliance Crisis Financial Assistance

Provides a $200 grant to those in active treatment for colorectal cancer who also meet income criteria. The grant can be used for cost of living expenses, transportation, or food costs.

National

 

The Tutu Project

Grants for breast cancer patients to help pay bills and buy groceries.

National

 

COVID-19 Emergency Food Assistance Program

One-time $500 grant to pay for food, groceries, food delivery or pickup, and medically tailored meals for qualified patients with a cancer, rheumatoid arthritis or multiple sclerosis diagnosis.

National

 

Be The Match COVID-19

$500 grant for pre-transplant or post-transplant patients to help with medical or non-medical expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Family Reach COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Eligible cancer patients ages 0-30 can receive financial assistance to help with living expenses such as food, travel, and general household bills.

National

 

Cancer Emergency Fund

The Cancer Support Community launched the Cancer Emergency Fund to provide support and financial assistance to those facing cancer who may be struggling with financial hardships. Support is limited to food, transportation, housing, utilities, childcare and other non-medical expenses.

National

 

COVID-19 Financial Assistance Grant

This grant is for people with lymphoma/CLL in active treatment to help with food, transportation, lodging, housing, utilities, childcare or medical devices.

National

 

I Stay Home for Rare

Provides emergency money needed by applicant families and individuals living with rare disease. These funds can help with both medical and non-medical needs.

National

 

Kroger Telenutrition

Kroger is providing free video appointments with a registered dietitian due to COVID-19. These dietitians will work with you to meet your personal nutrition goals.

National

 

Arizona Food Bank Network Providers Directory

Users can search for nearby emergency food options by zip code, city or name.

AZ

 

Food Help in Los Angeles

Listing of where to find food pantry, food bank, or free meals in Los Angeles, CA.

CA

 

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Search tool that helps Los Angeles residents find their local food bank.

CA

 

Los Angeles Unified School District

Lists all the Grab & Go Food Centers that are distributing free meals to students age 0-17.

CA

 

St. Francis Center

Provides meal services, clothing closets, showers/bathroom services, and rental and utility assistance programs to homeless and low-income individuals in Los Angeles.

CA

 

Colorado Cancer Coalition

Offers emotional, general and financial COVID-19 resources to Colorado cancer patients and survivors including meal assistance, transportation assistance and emergency financial assistance.

CO

 

Circle of Care: For Families of Children with Cancer

Financial assistance for children in treatment at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center or be a CT resident in treatment out of state.

CT

 

Alice Emergency Fund

Participants in Western CT who are part of the Healthy Savings program can receive $20 of fresh produce for free each week until June 27, 2020.

CT

 

Food Bank for New York City

As a COVID-19 response, the food bank staff will distribute food as to-go meals and pre-packaged pantry bags in Harlem and New York City.

NY

 

Healthcare & Guidance 

HEALTHCARE

State Health Departments

The CDC compiled a list of the websites for each state or territorial health departments. Each link is clickable by state.

National

 

COVID-19 Telehealth Tool

This online tool allows users to take a free Coronavirus Telehealth Assessment and, if appropriate, will connect you with a medical provider for a free consultation.

National

 

NMAC

Hosts a COVID-19 Resources page geared towards those in the HIV community.

National

 

Eldercare Locator

This is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects users to services for older adults and their families. 

National

 

COVID-19 Screening Tool

This tool can help you understand what to do next about COVID-19.

National  

 

COA Patient-Practice Connector

This online tool allows cancer patients to fill out a brief contact form (without sharing any personal health information) and the COA team will then try to identify a practice that is still serving patients in their community within 24 hours.

National

 

Mesothelioma Cancer and Coronavirus: Five Things for Patients to Know

Addresses concerns surrounding mesothelioma patients and how COVID-19 will affect them and their treatment options. Along with the five topic area are helpful resources that patients can connect to.

National

 

WomenHeart

Provides online support resources to individuals who are living with or at risk of heart disease connect virtually to prevent feelings of loneliness and isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

DDRC (Diabetes Disaster Response Coalition)

Provides a connection to resources for those with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients can also be connected to resources for prescription costs, insulin & pump manufacturers and information on state-level emergency orders and prescription refill waivers.

National

 

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline

A 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national confidential hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

National

 

Komen COVID-19 Action Fund

Helps breast cancer patients (and those at risk) to obtain screening and financial assistance during treatment.

National

 

Metastatic Trial Talk-Wellness & Resources During COVID-19

Find wellness, physical health, and nutrition resources for people dealing with cancer.

National

 

American Heart Association Coronavirus Live Chat

AHA put together resources to help those with heart conditions manage through the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, there are links to videos and articles as well as a live chat feature.

National

 

Virtual Patient Care Initiative & Cardiovascular (CV) Virtual Clinic

Free virtual clinic, atrial fibrillation's patients can speak with registered nurses and get personalized answers to their questions.

National

 

Lifelong

Providing the East Bay area no charge COVID-19 testing, but you must be enrolled with Lifelong as your primary care provider and have symptoms.

CA

 

Rite-Aid COVID-19 Self-Testing Sites

Rite-Aid's partnership with the Department of Health and Human services, has set up COVID-19 self-testing sites to 24 locations throughout 8 states.

DE, ID, MI, NY, NJ, OH, PA, VA

 

CVS Rapid COVID-19 Drive-Through Sites

CVS offers rapid drive-through testing site in Michigan. Eligible state residents can access the test at no cost and receive results on-site.

MI

 

HealthyNYC

Article provides New York City Coronavirus Testing Locations and Appointment times. Each Facility name is clickable and the address is provided beside it.

NY

COVID CareLine of Ohio

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is providing free emotional support for Ohioans amid coronavirus pandemic.

OH

 

GUIDANCE

 

CAPC COVID-19 ToolKit

COVID-19 toolkit includes crisis communication and symptom management protocols for all clinicians, using Medicare COVID-19 emergency waivers, and tools to help palliative care teams address high volume and high stress situations. The toolkit is also available to the public.

National

 

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Provides a directory of resources to support clinicians, the cancer care delivery team and patients with cancer.

National

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.

National

 

CDC: Interim Guidance for Implementing Home Care of People Not Requiring Hospitalization for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

This guidance from the CDC is for healthcare personnel and is designed to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading among people in homes and communities.

National

 

CDC: Get Your Home Ready

The CDC provides guidance to help household members plan for community transmission by outlining a detailed plan of action with many resources.

National

 

CDC: How to Protect Yourself

The CDC provides suggestions on how to protect yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Coronavirus Support Network

Resource center that provides information about the Coronavirus as well as information for clinics and community service providers.

National

 

Sayfarth COVID-19 Resource Center

Resource center created to help guide businesses through the growing legal considerations and risks they face.

National

 

Siren

Resource center featuring articles connecting the COVID-19 with social determinants and health equity, resources for health care teams about addressing social conditions and FOCUS-19 tracking rises in social needs across the U.S.

National

National Alliance for Hispanic Health

https://www.healthyamericas.org/ (English)

https://www.es.healthyamericas.org/ (Spanish)

What You Need to Know COVID-19

Provides 30 free downloadable visuals as part of the "I do my part" or "Yo ayudo" campaign that offers simple steps to take to comfort and protect ourselves, our families and our communities. In addition, the “What You Need to Know COVID-19” pdf is provided in English & Spanish.

National

 

Social Security & Coronavirus Disease

The Social Security Administration answers issues, concerns and directions for topics specific to social security recipients.

National

 

Patient Empowerment Network

The Pen-Powered Activity Guide can help cancer patients cope, relax, and feel a little less overwhelmed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Postpartum Support Virginia

Offering a special educational series each Monday at 8PM on COVID-19 via Zoom for expectant families.

National

 

World Health Organization (WHO)

Provides daily COVID-19 situation reports, news, and recommendations for the public.

National

 

The White House Coronavirus Task Force

Provides the latest official information on COVID-19.

National

 

FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control

Helping the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to COVID-19.

National

 

WHO: Myth Busters

The World Health Organization created a series of "myth busters" based on the latest clinical and research information about COVID-19.

National

 

U.S. Dept of Education Federal Student Aid

As part of the CARES Act, this law provides broad relief for federal student loan borrowers. This page answers questions about several provisions of the Act.

National

 

Social Security Guide for Displaced Workers

This PDF offers guidance from the Social Security Administration that was created to help individuals maximize their Social Security protection during this time of transition.

National

 

COVID-19 and Surgical Procedures: A Guide for Patients

This PDF offers guidance and answers questions in relation to how COVID-19 may affect your surgery.

National

 

COVIDView

Provides a weekly surveillance summary of U.S. COVID-19 activity. This PDF outlines week 13, ending March 28, 2020.

National

 

NAMI-National Alliance on Mental Illness

PDF information and resource booklet designed to help guide individuals through the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

Free weekly support groups designed for adults with mental health conditions.

National

 

The Lancet Oncology

Article outline the cancer guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Coronavirus: What People with Cancer Should Know

The NIH address common questions and answers surrounding coronavirus and the cancer population.

National

 

Eleos; Project Parachute

Offers pro-bono teletherapy with a psychologist for front line health care professionals.

National

 

Greater Than AIDS

This organization will help Americans who have lost their jobs or insurance due to COVID-19, find options for getting and paying for health care and medications through The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).

National

 

HIAS

Created a COVID-19 "Know Your Rights" document specifically for immigrants (mostly refugees and asylum seekers). The website lists the PDF's in several languages.

National

 

AskMayoExpert's COVID-19 Navigator

Mayo Clinic is making parts of its AskMayoExpert clinical knowledge resource for providers available to the public for access to trusted knowledge on COVID-19.

National

 

Metastatic Trial Talk-COVID-19 & Breast Cancer Care

Doctor recommendations for the breast cancer community regarding general care, surgery or radiation, immunotherapy and more.

National

 

Metastatic Trial Talk-Clinical Trials During COVID-19

Learn about regularly updated information about participating in a clinical trial and how your care may be affected.

National

 

Us TOO Hot SHEET

May’s issue of the Us TOO Hot SHEET was created for men dealing with prostate cancer in the wake of the pandemic. It includes questions about treatment, how a caregiver can help, and features links to webinars and additional articles.

National

 

Staying Well While Staying at Home

The CDC provides a guide for cancer patients and their caregivers and family members that provides tips and resources to help this demographic with staying healthy while staying home.

National

 

Resources for Connecting in the Time of COVID-19

Resources for cancer support, research studies, mind & body, and entertainment in the midst of COVID-19. The resources are national or Philadelphia specific.

Philadelphia, PA & National 

 

Housing

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act & The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Direct Stimulus Payments to individuals and Families

The IRS will issue rebate checks based on the 2019 tax return (or 2018) if filed. These one-time payments are: $1,200/individual, $2,400/married, and $500/child under age 17. Eligibility provisions apply. To see full guidelines, please visit the “Legislation” category in our COVID Care Resource Center.

National

 

211

Use this site to find your local 211 (or dial 211 from your phone) if you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills or other essential services.

National

 

Findhelp

This interactive resource directory tool searches for assistance programs to help with basic needs using a zip code search.

National

 

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

LLS is offering eligible blood cancer patients a one-time $250 stipend to help with non-medical expenses, such as food, housing, utilities and transportation.

National

 

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Beginning 3/18/2020, HUD suspends all foreclosure and evictions for the next 60 days to single-family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages or properties.

National

 

Bank of America

Those with mortgages and home equity loans through Bank of America can request to defer payments, with payments added to the end of the loan. There will be no negative credit bureau reporting, and all foreclosure sales, evictions, and repossessions have been paused.

National

 

LUNGevity Breathe Easier Fund

$500 financial grant to eligible lung cancer patients for basic needs of food, transportation, and general household bills. Applicants must be in active treatment for lung cancer & meet income criteria.

National

 

Colorectal Cancer Alliance Crisis Financial Assistance

Provides a $200 grant to those in active treatment for colorectal cancer who also meet income criteria. The grant can be used for cost of living expenses, transportation, or food costs.

National

 

Pink Fund COVID-19 Real help Now Fund

Financial grant to eligible breast cancer patients who need assistance with housing, transportation, utilities, and insurance costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation Arbnb Open Homes

Provides free temporary housing/accommodations to first responders near medical centers.

National

 

Samfund COVID-19 Emergency Fund

One-time rent/mortgage payment (up to $2,000) to young adults with cancer who have previously received Samfund grants.

National

 

National Breast Cancer Foundation

Offers a COVID-19 Relief Fund to help breast cancer patients financially. Requests must go through one of their partnering network of hospital and patient navigators.

National

 

Be The Match COVID-19

$500 grant for pre-transplant or post-transplant patients to help with medical or non-medical expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Nurses House

Provides short term grants for rent/mortgage to nurses who are unable to work due to medical crisis.

National

 

Cancer Emergency Fund

The Cancer Support Community launched the Cancer Emergency Fund to provide support and financial assistance to those facing cancer who may be struggling with financial hardships. Support is limited to food, transportation, housing, utilities, childcare and other non-medical expenses.

National

 

COVID-19 Financial Assistance Grant

This grant is for people with lymphoma/CLL in active treatment to help with food, transportation, lodging, housing, utilities, childcare or medical devices.

National

 

I Stay Home for Rare

Provides emergency money needed by applicant families and individuals living with rare disease. These funds can help with both medical and non-medical needs.

National

 

Tans Disaster Relief Fund

Financial grants for the Trans community to help with medical and non-medical expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Circle of Care: For Families of Children with Cancer

Financial assistance for children in treatment at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center or be a CT resident in treatment out of state.

CT

 

Miami Pandemic Assistance Program

Provides help for emergency needs for cost of living expenses.

FL (Miami)

 

City of New Orleans COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program

Rent assistance to individuals whose household income has been reduced as a result of COVID-19 and that are not receiving rental assistance through other organizations.

LA (New Orleans)

 

NY 90-Day Mortgage Relief

This program is designed to waive mortgage payments based on financial hardship, have no negative reporting to credit bureaus, no late payment fees, suspension of foreclosures and grace periods for a loan modification.

NY

 

Ohio Banks Cash Bonus’

This article shows all the recent Ohio bank promotions offering a cash bonus just for signing up.

OH

 

Family Crisis Fund

Provides one-time payments of $500 to families in Richmond, VA who have lost income due to COVID-19.

VA (Richmond)

 

 

 

 

Insurance

EMPLOYER/COMMERCIAL:

Anthem Live Health

Receive health guidance related to COVID-19 from using your smart phone, tablet or computer, if it has a web cam. Offered to you with no copay as a plan benefit. For those with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield plans.

National

 

AHIP (America’s Health Insurance Plans)

This organization represents health insurance companies and compiled a comprehensive list of insurance providers that will waive co-pays for testing.

National

 

CIGNA

Benefit Questions: (855) 287-8400 / Impact of COVID-19: (866) 912-1687

Through May 31, 2020, customers’ out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 testing-related visits with in-network providers, whether at a doctor’s office, urgent care clinic, emergency room, or by virtual care options are waived. Also ensures delivery of medications.

National

 

Humana

Member copays, deductible and coinsurance cost sharing will be waived for covered services for COVID-19 related tests and treatments regardless of where they take place. This could include telehealth, primary care physician visits, specialty physician visits, facility visits, labs, home health and ambulance fees. Also intends to cover the cost of FDA-approved vaccines and medications when they become available for members for whom Humana provides prescription drug coverage.

National

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield

This interactive tool on the Blue Cross Blue Shield website allow you click on your state for information on what your local BCBS is offering in regard to COVID-19 coverage and benefits.

National

 

The Assistance Fund COVID-19 Health Insurance Assistance Program

Launched a health insurance assistance program for eligible individuals who have experienced a disruption in their coverage due to the pandemic.

National

 

HealthWell Foundation COVID-19 Insurance Premium Payment Assistance

Assistance for employee portion of insurance premium costs related to COVID-19 furloughs and COBRA Premium costs related to COVID-19 layoffs/unemployment.

National

 

GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED:

Addressing the Needs of Medicaid Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Center for Health Care Strategies has compiled a compendium of resources aimed at lessening the impact of COVID-19 on Medicaid populations. There are general resources for states, for professionals, telehealth, long-term services and supports, behavioral health, social needs, health equity and children and youth.

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Medicaid

Resources regarding CDC Guidance, Medicaid and CHIP Agency FAQ's and additional CMS Guidance. There is also Clinical and Technical Guidance for providers, healthcare facilities, billing and coding and labs.

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Medicaid Section 1135 Waiver Flexibilities

The 1135 Waiver offer states new flexibilities to focus their resources on combating the outbreak and providing the best possible care to Medicaid beneficiaries. This page lists all approved waivers by state and what each waiver entails.

National (as of 3/25/2020, 23 states are approved)

 

Kentucky Medicaid

The state of KY is allowing Kentuckians to access Medicaid services without having to wait for their application to be fully processed, under presumptive eligibility.

KY

 

Washington Medicaid

Washington is the first state to receive approval for a waiver that will temporarily expand Medicaid for individuals with incomes at or below 200% FPL. They are also expediting the eligibility process during the public health emergency.

WA

 

Medicare

Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans will cover testing and treatment for COVID-19 and has expanded telehealth services.

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COVID-19 Related Enrollment Flexibilities: Medicare Part A or Part B

Eligible persons can receive equitable relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic-related national emergency if they were unable to make their Part A or Part B enrollment choice in a timely manner due to delays and problems with access to the Social Security Administration.

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Legislation

House Bill 6201- Families First Coronavirus Response Act

This bill responds to the coronavirus outbreak by providing paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing, expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits, and requiring employers to provide additional protections for health care workers. Specifically, the bill provides FY2020 supplemental appropriations to the Department of Agriculture (USDA) for nutrition and food assistance programs, including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP); and nutrition assistance grants for U.S. territories as well as the Department of Health and Human Services for nutrition programs that assist the elderly. It also modifies USDA food assistance and nutrition programs to allow certain waivers to requirements for the school meal programs, suspend the work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program), and allow states to request waivers to provide certain emergency SNAP benefits. Requiring the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue an emergency temporary standard that certain employers develop and implement a comprehensive infectious disease exposure control plan to protect health care workers. It also includes provisions that establish a federal emergency paid leave benefits program to provide payments to employees taking unpaid leave due to the coronavirus outbreak, expand unemployment benefits and provide grants to states for processing and paying claims, require employers to provide paid sick leave to employees, establish requirements for providing coronavirus diagnostic testing at no cost to consumers, treat personal respiratory protective devices as covered countermeasures that are eligible for certain liability protections, and temporarily increase the Medicaid federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP).

 

Public Law 116-123 Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020

This bill provides $8.3 billion in emergency funding for federal agencies to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. Within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the bill provides FY2020 supplemental appropriations for the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund. In addition, the bill provides supplemental appropriations for the Small Business Administration, the Department of State, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. The supplemental appropriations are designated as emergency spending, which is exempt from discretionary spending limits. The programs funded by the bill address issues such as developing, manufacturing, and procuring vaccines and other medical supplies; grants for state, local, and tribal public health agencies and organizations; loans for affected small businesses; evacuations and emergency preparedness activities at U.S. embassies and other State Department facilities; and humanitarian assistance and support for health systems in the affected countries. The bill also allows HHS to temporarily waive certain Medicare restrictions and requirements regarding telehealth services during the coronavirus public health emergency.

 

U.S. Dept of Education Federal Student Aid

As part of the CARES Act, this law provides broad relief for federal student loan borrowers. This page answers questions about several provisions of the Act.

 

STATESIDE

A PDF of Local, Legislative, Executive and Regulatory Report. Listed by state, the type of action, a summary and the status.

 

The Families First Coronavirus Response ActDesigned to strengthen government safety net programs, enacted 3/18/20.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: Designed to provide emergency relief and stimulate the economy, enacted 3/27/20.

The below information summarizes portions of these two acts. Topics include: Emergency Paid Sick Leave, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Direct Stimulus Payments, and Expanded Unemployment Insurance.

Emergency Paid Sick Leave: requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave for specific reasons related to COVID-19.

Effective Dates: April 2, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Eligibility: employees of private sector, employers with fewer than 500 employees, and certain public sector employers, are eligible for up to two weeks, or 80 hours, of fully or partially paid sick leave related to COVID-19 if the employee is unable to work, including unable to telework, because the employee has a qualifying reason for leave related to COVID-19 (listed below).

*Note: Employees who have been employed for at least 30 days prior to their leave request may be eligible for up to an additional 10 weeks of partially paid expanded family and medical leave if they are caring for his or her child whose school or place of care is closed (or child care provider is unavailable) due to COVID-19 reasons.

Qualifying Reasons for leave related to COVID-19:

  1. Is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19
  2. Has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine related to COVID-19
  3. Is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and is seeking a medical diagnosis
  4. Is caring for an individual subject to an order described in (1) or self-quarantine as described in (2)
  5. Is caring for his or her child whose school or place of care is closed (or childcare provider is unavailable) due to COVID-19 related reasons
  6. Is experiencing any other substantially similar condition specified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

Paid Leave Entitlements: Up to two weeks (80 hours, or a part-time employee’s two-week equivalent) of paid sick leave based on the higher of their regular rate of pay, or the state or Federal minimum wage. This is paid at:

--100% for qualifying reasons #1-3 above, up to $511 daily and $5,110 total

--2/3rds for qualifying reasons #4 and #6 above, up to $200 daily and $2,000 total

--Up to 12 weeks of paid sick leave and expanded FMLA paid at 2/3rds for qualifying reason #5 above, up to $200 daily and $12,000 total

--A part-time employee is eligible for leave for the number of hours that the employee is normally scheduled to work over that period.

 

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): requires certain employers to provide their employees with FMLA for specific reasons related to COVID-19.

Effective Dates: April 2, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Eligibility: Employees must have been employed at least 30 days and unable to work because they must care for a child (under 18 years of age) whose school or childcare provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVIDE-19

--Full-time employees are eligible for an additional 10 weeks of leave (40 hours per week) paid at 2/3rds
 the employee’s regular rate of pay or states minimum wage up to $200/day and $10,000 over the
 benefit period. The first 10 days of this leave may be taken as unpaid.

--Part-time employees are eligible for number of hours they would normally be scheduled to work over
 that period.  

Applicable employers and tax credits for paid sick leave and FMLA Expansion:

Eligibility: Provisions apply to private businesses with less than 500 employees and all public employers. The U.S. Secretary of Labor would be empowered to grant hardship exemptions for certain businesses with fewer than 50 employees and to exclude certain health care providers and emergency responders.

Reimbursement: Employers will be reimbursed through a payroll tax credit for both emergency paid sick leave and expanded FMLA which applies to for-profit and non-profit employers equal to 100% of the qualified wages paid.

Equivalent tax credits are available to self-employed individuals based on similar circumstances in the amount of:

--$511/day or 100% of regular rate of pay for employees on leave for own diagnosis.

--$200 per day or 2/3rds regular rate of pay for employees on leave to care for an individual quarantined, care for a child whose school/daycare is closed or employee experiencing “substantially similar condition” as specified by HHS.

More info available at U.S. Department of Labor and IRS news release

 

Direct stimulus payments to individuals and families: The IRS will issue one-time rebate checks based on 2019 tax return (or 2018) if filed. For most Americans, no action on their part is required.

Eligible: People who meet income guidelines listed, people with no income, and people who receive Social Security benefits but don’t file tax returns- the check amount will be based on information provided by the Social Security Administration.

NOT Eligible: Dependents over age 17 and Tax filers without SSNs (such as Dreamers and families of filers with only individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers)

Stimulus Payments: one-time payments are made based on tax filing status and adjusted gross income as follows:

--Individuals earning up to $75,000 get $1,200. This includes a married person filing separately.

--Individual filing as head of household earning up to $112,500 adjusted gross income gets $1,200

--Married couples (same sex included) filing a joint return up to $150,00 adjusted gross income get $2,400.

--Families get $500 per child under age 17. For example, family of four earning less than $150,000 can expect $3,400.

Thresholds: Checks are reduced by $5 for every $100 that a taxpayer’s income exceeds the phase-out threshold. Payment completely phased out for:

--$99,000 for single filers

--$146,500 for head of household with one child

--$198,000 for joint filers with no children

Groups that may struggle to get payment and will need to take action to be eligible:

--People who did not file tax return because they earned less than the standard deduction ($12,300 single/ $24,400 joint filer)

--People who earn cash income but didn’t report it. 

 

Expanded Unemployment Insurance: Temporary Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits program created for workers whose employment ended as a direct result of COVID-19 crisis.

Effective Dates: Benefits can apply as early as January 27, 2020 through December 31, 2020. PUA extends usual 26-week benefit to 39 weeks. See more info here detailing state benefits for usual unemployment insurance and related PUA extension information.

Eligible: People whose employment ended as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis, individuals who are not traditionally eligible for unemployment insurance (such as self-employed or independent contractors, including “gig” workers

NOT Eligible: People who voluntarily quit their job for reasons not related to COVID-19 crisis (this is same as restriction in traditional unemployment insurance)

Application: An individual applies for PUA benefits with the state agency where he or she lives.

Required to Certify: An individual must self-certify that he/she is otherwise able to work and available for work within the meaning of applicable state law except that the individual is “unemployed, partially unemployed, or unable to unavailable to work” for one of the following eleven reasons:

  1. Diagnosed with COVID-19
  2. Has symptoms and is in the process of seeking medical diagnosis
  3. Household member has COVID-19
  4. Providing care to household member with COVID-19
  5. Caregiving for child or primary caregiver for household member that is unable to attend school or daycare due to COVID-19
  6. Individual is unable to reach work due to a quarantine or hear care provider advised to self-quarantine
  7. Individual is unable to reach hob as direct result of COVID-19
  8. Individual is the sole wage earner in his/her household due to death of the head of household as a result of COVID-19
  9. Individual required to stop work as a result of COVID-19
  10. Individuals place of employment closed due to COVID-19
  11. The individual is self-employed, is seeking part-time employment, does not have sufficient work history, or otherwise would not qualify for unemployment benefits under another state unemployment program

 

IRS: Economic Impact Payment Information

Veterans Affairs and Supplemental Security Income recipients with eligible children who didn't file tax return in 2018 or 2019 must act by May 5, 2020 to receive the $500/child payment this year.

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Marketplace

Marketplace Coverage & Coronavirus

Provides questions and answers to common concerns surrounding Marketplace coverage and the Coronavirus.

National

 

The following states have amended enrollment guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

California: Covered California

800-300-1506

Accepting new applications through June 30th because of COVID-19 to eligible uninsured California residents. Residents who didn’t know about the new state penalty or new financial help may also apply.

 

Colorado: Connect for Health Colorado

855-752-6749

Opened emergency Special Enrollment Period beginning Friday, March 20th thru April 30, 2020. Coverage will then be effective April 1, 2020.

 

Connecticut: Access Health CT

1-855-365-2428

Offering a new Special Enrollment Period from March 19, 2020- April 17, 2020 to qualified uninsured Connecticut residents.

 

Maryland: Maryland Health Connection

855-642-8572

Emergency Special Enrollment Period beginning March 16, 2020- June 15, 2020. 

 

Massachusetts: Massachusetts Health Connector

1-877-623-6765

Extended enrollment period through May 25, 2020 to eligible uninsured Massachusetts residents.

 

Minnesota: MNsure

651-539-2099

Special Enrollment Period March 23, 2020-April 21, 2020 to qualified uninsured individuals.

 

Nevada: Nevada Health Link

1-800-547-2927

Special Enrollment Period from March 17, 2020-May 15, 2020.

 

New York: New York State of Health

1-855-355-5777

Special Enrollment Period through June 15, 2020 to uninsured NY residents.

 

Rhode Island: Health Source RI

1-855-840-4774

Special Enrollment Period open through April 15, 2020 with “COVID-19” being the reason listed on new applications.

 

Washington: Washington Health Benefit Exchange

1-855-923-4633

Limited-time Special Enrollment Period for qualified uninsured individuals through May 8, 2020.

 

Washington D.C.: DC Health Link

855-532-5465

Special Enrollment Period to uninsured Washington D.C. residents. There is no deadline at this point.

Medication

CVS Rx Delivery

CVS is waiving delivery fees for prescriptions and everyday essentials such as over the counter medications. Delivery requests can be completed online or over the phone.

National

 

Walgreens Rx Delivery

Walgreens is waiving delivery fees for prescriptions. Customers can receive them as soon as the next day or choose standard online shipping.

National

 

CancerCare COVID 19 Financial Assistance

Financial assistance for people with cancer who are in active treatment. Can help with food, medications, general household expenses, transportation, home care and child care.

National

 

Healthwell Foundation

Financial Assistance grant of $250 to eligible applicants. The grant covers food delivery, medications, diagnostics, telehealth and transportation related to Covid-19.

National

 

Scholly COVID-19 Student Relief Fund  

Students (age high school-college) may apply for a $200 cash assistance to help cover expenses such as food or health supplies.

National

 

Scriptdrop          

A prescription delivery service that can be requested via text. Delivery fee required.

National

 

PAN

$300 grant to eligible patients that can be used for COVID-19 treatment expenses, over-the-counter and prescription medications, medical equipment and supplies as well as groceries and meals.

National

 

Bristol Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Programs

Program designed and expanded for those financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, to provide free product to patients with a current prescription for a BMS medication. Eligibility guidelines apply.

National

 

AbbVie

This pharmaceutical manufacturer expanded financial assistance to support qualifying patients who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are in need of their AbbVie medications.

National

 

Johnson & Johnson

Pharmaceutical manufacturer that assists eligible patients who have recently lost their jobs and insurance coverage obtain their prescribed Johnson & Johnson medications.

National

 

ucbCARES

Pharmaceutical manufacturer offering assistance to ensure patients who need their medications can access them, including patients who are facing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Pfizer

Pharmaceutical manufacturer has adapted elements of its U.S. Patient Assistance Program to accommodate the challenges eligible patients are facing by the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Lilly

The Lilly Insulin Value Program allows anyone who is uninsured or lost insurance due to COVID-19 to access their Lilly insulin prescriptions for $35.00. If commercially insured, could access for $25.00 copay.

National

 

Merck

https://www.patientadvocate.org/wp-content/uploads/Merck-Broadens-Patient-Assistance-programs.pdf 

Pharmaceutical manufacturer has expanded its U.S. Patient Assistance Program to accommodate patients who have lost their jobs and health insurance coverage due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Medicine Assistance Tool.org

Free search engine designed to help patients, caregivers, and health care providers find patient assistance programs and resources for prescription medicines they need assistance with.

National

 

Needy Meds

COVID-19 resources listed nationally then by state.

National

 

NORD (National Organization of Rare Disease)

COVID-19 Critical Relief Program. Applications available via telephone or email.

National

 

Greater Than AIDS

This organization will help Americans who have lost their jobs or insurance due to COVID-19, find options for getting and paying for health care and medications through The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).

National

 

Be The Match COVID-19

$500 grant for pre-transplant or post-transplant patients to help with medical or non-medical expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Tans Disaster Relief Fund

Financial grants for the Trans community to help with medical and non-medical expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

I Stay Home for Rare

Provides emergency money needed by applicant families and individuals living with rare disease. These funds can help with both medical and non-medical needs.

National

 

 

State Unemployment

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act & The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: Expanded Unemployment Insurance

Temporary Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits program created for workers whose employment ended as direct result of COVID crisis.

  • Benefits eligibility can apply as early as January 27, 2020 and program will continue through December 31, 2020.
  • PUA extends usual 26-week benefit to 39 weeks. See more info here detailing state benefits for usual unemployment insurance and related PUA extension information.
  • PUA includes individuals who are not traditionally eligible for unemployment insurance, such as self-employed or independent contractors, including “gig” workers
  • Program likely does NOT apply to individuals who voluntarily quit their job for reasons not related to COVID crisis (same as restriction in traditional unemployment insurance)

An individual applies for PUA benefits with the state agency where he or she lives.

The individual must self-certify that he/she is otherwise able to work and available for work within the meaning of applicable state law except that the individual is “unemployed, partially unemployed, or unable or unavailable to work” for one of the following eleven reasons:

  1. Diagnosed with COVID
  2. Has symptoms and is in the process of seeking medical diagnosis
  3. Household member has COVID
  4. Providing care to household member with COVID
  5. Caregiving for child or primary caregiver for household member that is unable to attend school or daycare due to COVID
  6. Individual is unable to reach work due to a quarantine or health care provider advised to self-quarantine
  7. Individual is unable to reach job as direct result of COVID
  8. Individual is the sole wage earner in his/her household due to death of the head of household as a result of COVID
  9. Individual required to stop work as a result of COVID
  10. Individuals place of employment closed due to COVID
  11. The individual is self-employed, is seeking part-time employment, does not have enough work history, or otherwise would not qualify for unemployment benefits under another state unemployment program.

 

National Conference of State Legislatures-State Unemployment

See state-by-state overview on unemployment benefits including the start dates for the FPUC payment ($600 payment).

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Alabama Unemployment           

1-866-234-5382

Provides information on COVID-19 scenario benefits available under state unemployment


Alaska Unemployment

888-252-2557 (call the claim center closest to your area)

Provides information on COVID-19 scenario benefits available under state unemployment



Arizona Unemployment

877- 600-2722

Provides information on COVID-19 scenario benefits available under state unemployment



Arkansas Unemployment

501-907-2590

Provides general information about the unemployment insurance program



California Unemployment

800-300-5616 (representatives available 8 am-12 pm PST, different languages)

866-333-4606 (automated self-service, no representative, available in English and Spanish)

Provides information on COVID-19 scenario benefits available under state unemployment. Information available for self-employed and paid family leave



Colorado Unemployment

800-388-5515 (English); 866-422-0402 (Spanish)

Provides information on COVID-19 benefits available under state unemployment as well as frequently asked questions. Because of high volume of claims, file unemployment applications based on your last name see site for details

 


Connecticut Unemployment
860-263-6975   **Telephone assistance is not available for Unemployment Claims                                                                                         

Provides information on COVID-19 scenario benefits available under state unemployment.

 

Delaware Unemployment

302-761-8446

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

District of Columbia Unemployment

202-724-7000

Provides general information about the unemployment insurance program and frequently asked questions

 

Florida Unemployment

800-204-2418

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Georgia Unemployment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

404-232-3180

Provides general information about the unemployment insurance program and frequently asked questions

 

Hawaii Unemployment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Contact your local divisionGeneral information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Idaho Unemployment

208-332-8942

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Illinois Unemployment

800-244-5631

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Indiana Unemployment

800-891-6499

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Iowa Unemployment

Contact your local IowaWORKS Center

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Kansas Unemployment

866-534-3463

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Kentucky Unemployment

502-564-5331

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Louisiana Unemployment

866-783-5567

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Maine Unemployment

800-593-7660

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Maryland Unemployment

410-949-0022

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Massachusetts Unemployment

617-626-6338

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Michigan Unemployment

866-500-0017

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Minnesota Unemployment

Twin Cities area: 651-296-3644
Greater Minnesota: 877-898-9090

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Mississippi Unemployment

888-844-3577

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Missouri Unemployment

Contact your Regional Claims Center

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Montana Unemployment

406-444-2840

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Nebraska Unemployment

402-552-6645

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Nevada Unemployment

Northern Nevada:   775-684-0350  
Southern Nevada:   702-486-0350 
Rural Areas and Out of State Callers:  888-890-8211

General information about the unemployment insurance program as well as frequently asked questions

 

New Hampshire Unemployment

603-271-7700

General information about the unemployment insurance program as well as frequently asked questions

 

New Jersey Unemployment

609-292-7060

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

New Mexico Unemployment

877-664-6984

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

New York Unemployment

888-209-8124

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions. Days of the week you can file your application are listed on the website.

 

North Carolina Unemployment

888-737-0259

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

North Dakota Unemployment

701-328-4995

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Ohio Unemployment

877-644-6562

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Oklahoma Unemployment

800-555-1554

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Oregon Unemployment

800-237-3710

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Pennsylvania Unemployment

888-313-7284

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions. 

 

Puerto Rico Unemployment

787-945-7900

General information about the unemployment insurance program

 

Rhode Island Unemployment

401-462-2020

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

South Carolina Unemployment

866-831-1724

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

South Dakota Unemployment                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

605-626-3179

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Tennessee Unemployment

844-224-5818

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Texas Unemployment

800-939-6631

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

U.S. Virgin Islands Unemployment

St. Croix 340-773-1994

St. Thomas 340-776-3700

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

Utah Unemployment

801-526-9675

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Vermont Unemployment

802-828-4000

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Virginia Unemployment

866-832-2363

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Washington Unemployment

360-902-9500

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

West Virginia Unemployment

800-252-5627

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Wisconsin Unemployment

844-910-3661

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Wyoming Unemployment

307-473-3789

General information about the unemployment insurance program as well as frequently asked questions

Transportation

MANUFACTURER PROGRAMS

 

Ford Motor Company

800-723-4016

Ford will be offering 90 days of deferred payments on new purchases and will discuss payment options for existing loans

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General Motors (Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac)

800-284-2271

For current GM owners and lessees: flexible payment arrangements, payment extensions on a case-by-case basis

For prospective GM brand buyers: interest-free financing for 84 months with deferred payments for up to 120 days

National

 

Genesis

844-340-9741

Mon-Fri 5:00am - 7:00pm PST Sat-Sun 6:30am - 3:00pm PST

For current Genesis owners and lessees: up to six months of payments for new owners who lose their jobs and have purchased or leased their vehicle between March 14 to April 30, 2020, through Genesis Finance

For prospective Genesis buyers: deferred payments up to 90 days on 2019 G70 models

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Hyundai

800-523-4030

https://www.motor1.com/news/404215/hyundai-genesis-coronavirus-payments-6-months/

For current Hyundai owners and lessees: up to six months of payments for new owners who lose their jobs and have purchased or leased their vehicle between March 14 to April 30, 2020, through Hyundai Capital

For prospective Hyundai buyers: deferred payments up to 90 days on selected vehicles

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Lexus

800- 874-7050 Monday – Friday from 8am to 5pm

Visit Lexus Financial Services

For current Lexus owners: payment relief options: flexible payment arrangements, payment extensions on a case-by-case basis

For prospective Lexus brand owners and lessees: no announced program yet

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Nissan

800-456-6622

For current Nissan owners and lessees: no announced program yet

For prospective Nissan buyers: no announced program yet

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Toyota

800- 874-8822 Monday – Friday from 8am to 5pm

Visit Toyota Financial Services

For current Toyota owners: flexible payment arrangements, payment extensions on a case-by-case basis

For prospective Toyota brand owners and lessees: no announced program yet

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GENERAL PROGRAMS

 

Findhelp

This interactive resource directory tool searches for assistance programs to help with basic needs using a zip code search.

National

 

CancerCare COVID-19 Financial Assistance

1-800-813-4673 

Financial assistance for people with cancer who are in active treatment. Can help with food, medications, general household expenses, transportation, home care and childcare.

National

 

Healthwell Foundation

1-800-675-8416

Financial Assistance grant of $250 to eligible applicants. The grant covers food delivery, medications, diagnostics, telehealth and transportation related to Covid-19.

National

 

Wells Fargo

Suspending involuntary automobile repossessions. On a case-by-case basis, they may also offer fee waivers, payment deferrals and other expanded assistance for auto loans.

National

 

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act & The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Direct Stimulus Payments to Individuals and Families

The IRS will issue rebate checks based on 2019 tax return (or 2018) if filed. These one-time payments are: $1,200/individual, $2,400/married, and $500/child under age 17. Eligibility provisions apply. To see full guidelines, please visit the “Legislation” category in this directory. 

National

 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Offering eligible blood cancer patients, a one-time $250 stipend to help with non-medical expenses, such as food, housing, utilities and transportation.

National

 

LUNGevity Breathe Easier Fund

$500 financial grant to eligible lung cancer patients for basic needs of food, transportation, and general household bills. Applicants must be in active treatment for lung cancer & meet income criteria.

National

 

Colorectal Cancer Alliance Crisis Financial Assistance

Provides a $200 grant to those in active treatment for colorectal cancer who also meet income criteria. The grant can be used for cost of living expenses, transportation, or food costs.

National

 

Pink Fund COVID-19 Real Help Now Fund

Financial grant to eligible breast cancer patients who need assistance with housing, transportation, utility, and insurance costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Be The Match COVID-19

$500 grant for pre-transplant or post-transplant patients to help with medical or non-medical expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Cancer Emergency Fund

The Cancer Support Community launched the Cancer Emergency Fund to provide support and financial assistance to those facing cancer who may be struggling with financial hardships. Support is limited to food, transportation, housing, utilities, childcare and other non-medical expenses.

National

 

Tans Disaster Relief Fund

Financial grants for the Trans community to help with medical and non-medical expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

I Stay Home for Rare

Provides emergency money needed by applicant families and individuals living with rare disease. These funds can help with both medical and non-medical needs.

National

 

COVID-19 Financial Assistance Grant

This grant is for people with lymphoma/CLL in active treatment to help with food, transportation, lodging, housing, utilities, childcare or medical devices.

National

 

Colorado Cancer Coalition

Offers emotional, general and financial COVID-19 resources to Colorado cancer patients and survivors including meal assistance, transportation assistance and emergency financial assistance.

CO

 

Circle of Care: For Families of Children with Cancer

Financial assistance for children in treatment at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center or be a CT resident in treatment out of state.

CT

 

Free HRT Rides

Hampton Roads Transit is offering free fare services through June 10, 2020.

VA (Hampton Roads Area)

Utilities 

211

Use this site to find your local 211 (or dial 211 from your phone) if you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills or other essential services.

National

 

Findhelp

This interactive resource directory tool searches for assistance programs to help with basic needs using a zip code search.

National

 

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act & The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Direct Stimulus Payments to individuals and Families

The IRS will issue rebate checks based on 2019 tax return (or 2018) if filed. These one-time payments are: $1,200/individual, $2,400/married, and $500/child under age 17. Eligibility provisions apply. To see full guidelines, please visit the “Legislation” category in this directory. 

National

 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

LLS is offering eligible blood cancer patients a one-time $250 stipend to help with non-medical expenses, such as food, housing, utilities and transportation.

National

 

LUNGevity Breathe Easier Fund

$500 financial grant to eligible lung cancer patients for basic needs of food, transportation, and general household bills. Applicants must be in active treatment for lung cancer & meet income criteria.

National

 

Colorectal Cancer Alliance Crisis Financial Assistance

Provides a $200 grant to those in active treatment for colorectal cancer who also meet income criteria. The grant can be used for cost of living expenses, transportation, or food costs.

National

 

Pink Fund COVID-19 Real help Now Fund

Financial grant to eligible breast cancer patients who need assistance with housing, transportation, utility, and insurance costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

National Breast Cancer Foundation

Offers a COVID-19 Relief Fund to help breast cancer patients financially. Requests must go through one of their partnering network of hospital and patient navigators.

National

 

Be The Match COVID-19

$500 grant for pre-transplant or post-transplant patients to help with medical or non-medical expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Family Reach COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Eligible cancer patients ages 0-30 can receive financial assistance to help with living expenses such as food, travel, and general household bills.

National

 

Cancer Emergency Fund

The Cancer Support Community launched the Cancer Emergency Fund to provide support and financial assistance to those facing cancer who may be struggling with financial hardships. Support is limited to food, transportation, housing, utilities, childcare and other non-medical expenses.

National

 

COVID-19 Financial Assistance Grant

This grant is for people with lymphoma/CLL in active treatment to help with food, transportation, lodging, housing, utilities, childcare or medical devices.

National

 

I Stay Home for Rare

Provides emergency money needed by applicant families and individuals living with rare disease. These funds can help with both medical and non-medical needs.

National

 

ELECTRIC & GAS:

 

Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

Suspending service disconnections for non-payment, implementing flexible payment plan options and additional programs may be available for low-income and medical baseline customers.

CA

 

Southern California Edison

Temporarily suspending disconnections and waiving late fees for those impacted by COVID-19

CA

 

Duke Energy

Suspending disconnections and waive fees for non-payment to customers who are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

FL, IN, KY, NC, OH, SC

 

Georgia Power

Beginning March 14, 2020 the company will suspend service disconnections for the next 30 days. This will be re-evaluated for the COVID-19 ongoing concerns.

GA

 

Atlanta Gas Light

Suspending shut-offs for nonpayment through April 13, 2020 for customers who are directly affected by COVID-19.

GA

 

NIPSCO

Suspended late fees and disconnections to customers and offering flexible payment plans.

IN

 

Nationalgrid

Suspended gas and electric disconnections through April 30, 2020.

ME, NY

 

Dominion Energy

For a time frame, power will not be shut off for nonpayment, residential customers who were shut off will be restored, and short-term and long-term payment assistance is available.

NC, VA

 

NV Energy

Suspending electric and gas disconnections and waive late fees for customers experiencing financial hardship from COVID-19.

NV

 

ConEdison

Service will not be disconnected for non-payment, late fees and fees for paying with a credit card will be waived, and customers can arrange for payment extensions.

NY

 

PGEG Long Island

Suspending shut offs for non-payment to its customers.

 

NY

 

Green Mountain Electric

 Temporarily suspended disconnection services due to non-payment.

VT

 

INTERNET/PHONE:

 

Keep Americans Connected

The Federal Communications Commissions compiled a list of companies that have pledged for the next 60 days not to terminate broadband or telephone connectivity to any residential or small business customers who cannot pay their bills, waive any late fees and open its WiFi hotspots to any American who needs them.

 

Comcast

Offering free access to Xfinity WiFi hotspots for 60 days to new and existing customers. Existing customers will receive unlimited data, and no disconnections for late fees.

National

 

AT&T

Free access to public WiFi hot spots to anyone. Existing customers will receive unlimited data and no disconnection for wireless, home phone or broadband services. Late Fees will also be waived.

National

 

Verizon

Suspending service termination, waiving late fees and overage fees and there will be no data caps. Additional programs are available to LifeLine customers.

National

 

PCs for People

Individuals and families that meet eligibility requirements can receive a free computer, computer repair, internet service and learning resources.

National

COVID Care and COVID Care Recovery Fund provide personalized help for those who need direct assistance.

 

 

 

 

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