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.
US residents with a Social Security number who earn under $75,000 per year will receive payments of $1,200 per person, with an additional $500 per child under 17. People with higher incomes may receive a partial 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 2019 or 2018, you don’t need to do anything extra.
If you don’t have a bank account, you can enter your Venmo or Paypal info here. Direct deposit deadline is 5/13 at 12pm. If you miss this deadline, the government will mail you a check. This will begin May 4 and continue through late August. Those with lower incomes will receive their checks earlier.
The IRS expects to create a portal in late April or early May that will allow taxpayers to find out the status of their rebate payment and update direct deposit information.
Find more info here:
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 https://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 http://netcenters.org/services/addiction-recovery-programs/#ffs-tabbed-17
Remote meeting options for those in recovery: https://www.aa-intergroup.org/directory.php
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 deadline to accept mail-in ballots for the June 2 Primary Election has been extended to June 9 at 5pm for Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. The ballot must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
The School District of Philadelphia has created a hotline for questions about district closure, remote learning, learning guides, etc. 215-400-5300. Available Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm.
The School District of Philadelphia has launched the HOPE Line (1-833-745-4673) - available by call or text Monday-Friday until 9 pm, and 12 pm – 4 pm on the weekends and holidays. It’s staffed by clinicians employed by Uplift and will offer counseling services for students, parents, and guardians.
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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