You are entitled to paid sick leave if you work in Philadelphia: https://www.phila.gov/media/20191218103833/Paid-Sick-Leave-Poster-Translations.pdf
If you need to take off because you are sick or caring for a loved one who is sick, find out what your rights are: https://clsphila.org/services/taking-leave-from-work/
If your workplace has closed or you can no longer work due to the statewide shutdown of non-essential business, you are eligible to collect unemployment compensation.
In this situation, you are unemployed due to a "lack of work."
The fastest way to apply is online at www.uc.pa.gov
If you are a self-employed worker, independent contractor, gig worker, freelancer, or someone who found themselves not covered by PA UC, apply for the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. PUA provides 39 weeks of benefits, including the extra $600 per week for the period of April through July. You will be able to file a claim retroactive to when you lost your job due to Covid19. Find more info and apply here.
Those eligible for the third Economic Impact Payment will automatically receive up to 1,400 for individuals or $2,800 for married couples, plus $1,400 for each dependent.
Who Is Eligible:
U.S. residents with a Social Security number will qualify for the full amount if they earn up to:
- $75,000 for singles and married persons filing a separate return
- $112,500 for heads of household
- $150,000 for married couples filing joint returns and surviving spouses
People with higher incomes may receive a reduced payment.
The quickest way to receive this money is to make sure the IRS has your bank account information so they can use “direct deposit.” If you already gave them this information while filing taxes in 2020 or 2019, you do not need to do anything extra.
If you do not have current direct deposit information on file, you will receive the payment as a check or debit card in the mail.
You can check the status of your third payment by using the IRS.gov Get My Payment tool.
Find more info here:
When the IRS Will Send Your 2021 Payment:
The first batch of payments of $1,400 will be sent by direct deposit, which some recipients started receiving as early as March 12, 2021.
How Much Will I Get?
The maximum amount for the third round of stimulus checks will be $1,400 for any eligible individual or $2,800 per eligible couple filing taxes jointly. Each eligible dependent including adult dependents also will qualify for a payment of $1,400. That means a family of four could receive as much as $5,600 in total.
Additional batches of payments will be sent in the coming weeks by direct deposit and through the mail as a check or debit card.
- A payment has been processed, a payment date is available and payment is to be sent either by direct deposit or mail. Note: mail means you may be issued an EIP Card or a check.
- You’re eligible, but a payment has not been processed and a payment date is not yet available. It will not show the amount of your 2021 Economic Impact Payment.
- Payment Status Not Available: We haven't yet processed your payment or you're not eligible for a payment.
Did Not Get the First and Second Payments?
Claim the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit. If you didn't get the full amount of the first or second payment you were eligible for, you may be eligible to claim the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit and must file a 2020 tax return even if you are not required to file. The third payment will not be used to calculate the 2020 Recovery Rebate Credit.
How Can the Homeless Receive the Third Stimulus Payment?
People without an online bank account to receive a direct deposit or without a fixed, physical address for a physical stimulus check are at a greater disadvantage when it comes to receiving the payment. When filing taxes, the Federal Trade Commission recommends using the address of a local shelter, friend or family member.
Other options include using the address of a place of worship in the area or asking a local post office if they will hold one’s mail as general delivery.
In October of 2020, the IRS recommended that people experiencing homelessness could qualify for a stimulus check by using the Non-Filer: Enter Payment Info Here tool.
United Way Community Economic Relief Hotline
Call 211 or 1-866-211-9966 if you need help with bills, rent, or food. They will ask for your zip code and then provide a list of local agencies that can help.
Resources for those Experiencing Domestic Violence
For immediate dangers, call 911.
Philadelphia’s Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7 at 866-723-3014. Hotline counselors can help you with services like emergency shelter and crisis intervention. Calls are free, confidential, anonymous, and interpretation services are available.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7 in 200+ languages. Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or text LOVEIS to 22522
Immigrant and Spanish Resources
The Society Ibero Latin American Medical Professionals (SILAMP) has Spanish language COVID-19 educational videos and resources.
Juntos is an organization offering assistance and guidance. They can be reached at 215-218-9079 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Clarifi is a non-profit that can help you create an emergency financial plan for free. They can coach you on how to talk to lenders, landlords, etc. and connect you to more resources. 215-563-5665 - English and Spanish
Caring for Infants
Find free diapers and formula here
Maternity Care Coalition delivers free Pack n’ Play cribs to families so their babies have a safe space to sleep. Call 215-989-3589 or fill out the online form to request a crib delivery.
Many organizations offer virtual support and information for pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers
Clean Slate provides medication-assisted treatment for opioid and alcohol addictions. Call 215-433-1855 or visit www.cleanslatecenters.com.
NET Access Point can help those in need of immediate opioid treatment support. Located at 5th and Spring Garden, they accept walk-in appointments 24/7. Call 215-408-4987 or visit netcenters.org.
Remote meeting options for those in recovery:
Unity Recovery is offering 5 free online groups daily. Visit naworks.org.
PARD, an association of community pharmacies in Philadelphia, has initiated a hotline to help patients who are having difficulty getting their medications. The person on the hotline will help the patient connect to a local pharmacy that is part of PARD and can help the patient get the needed medications. For chronic diseases many pharmacies are renewing even if the patient is out of refills. The hotline number is 215-934-9412.
Large chain pharmacies like CVS, Rite-Aid, and Walgreen’s are offering free delivery for some medications. Call your pharmacy directly to ask about scheduling delivery.
Find a map of pharmacies and their delivery policies here. Call your pharmacy directly to confirm that they can deliver to you.
The School District of Philadelphia has created a hotline for questions about district closure, remote learning, learning guides, etc. Call 215-400-5300, aAvailable Monday through Thursday, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM.
The School District of Philadelphia has launched the HOPE Line (1-833-745-4673), available by call or text Monday through Friday until 9:00 PM, and 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM on the weekends and holidays. It’s staffed by clinicians employed by Uplift and will offer counseling services for students, parents, and guardians.
Bi-weekly reports will summarize different aspects of our District’s readiness to return to in-person classes under a hybrid model. Visit philasd.org for updates.
Activities for Kids Home from School
Here are a number of resources for children who are home from school: http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/
Updates from the City of Philadelphia
You can find updates from the city here: https://www.phila.gov/programs/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/
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