Important Information From Legal Aid Chicago:
Employment – Sick Leave and Unemployment Insurance
The new federal law, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, goes into effect on April 2, 2020. Find out how workers impacted by COVID-19 and those serving as caregivers for individuals with COVID-19 will be eligible for paid sick leave. Call us if you have questions or need help, at 312-340-1070, or apply for our help online.
- NEW COVID Unemployment Eligibility Journey Map
- NEW Unemployment Benefits for Immunocompromised Individuals May 2020
- NEW Legal Aid Chicago Unemployment HelpLine – Linea de Asistencia Para El Desempleo
- NEW How to Get Your IRS Economic Impact Payment (Updated 2020.05.20)
- Chicago & Cook County Paid Sick Leave – En español: Al pago por incapacidad de Chicago & Cook County
- State & Federal Unemployment Benefits – En español: Beneficios estatales y federales de desempleo
- Fed Legislation Paid Sick Leave & FMLA – En español: Legislación Federal al pago por incapacidad y FMLA
- Unemployment Benefits in Illinois (Non-Citizens) – En español: Beneficios de desempleo (immigrants)
- Legal Aid Chicago Youtube: Unemployment Benefits and COVID-19
- EXTERNAL LINK: Illinois Expands Eligibility for Unemployment Benefits – 2020.03.20
- IN THE NEWS: Who Qualifies for Paid Leave Under the New Coronavirus Law? – 2020.03.19
Health Information and Benefits
- Health Coverage for Illinoisans Who Become Uninsured During the COVID 19 Pandemic
- Illinois Department of Human Services Telephone Application Help – En español
- Legal Aid Chicago Youtube: Illinois Department of Human Services SNAP and Medicaid Benefit
- COVID-19 SNAP (Food Stamps) (Updated 2020.04.24)
- SNAP Work Requirements for ABAWDs Temporarily Suspended – 2020.04.01
- IN THE NEWS: Coronavirus and Poverty: A Mother Skips Meals So Her Children Can Eat – 2020.03.20
- IN THE NEWS: What you need to know about getting food from CPS during coronavirus – 2020.03.16
Debt Collection and Consumer Scams
- COVID-19 and Consumer Debt Collection (Updated (2020.04.28) – En español
- Dealing With Federal Student Loans During COVID-19 Pandemic (Updated 2020.04.22)
- Medical Debt During the COVID-19 Crisis
- NEW COVID-19 Right To Know Ombudsman
- NEW COVID Mortgage Relief (Updated 2020.05.14)
- NEW Foreclosure + COVID-19- Tips to Help Keep Your Home (Updated 2020.05.14) – En español
- Can I be evicted during COVID-19 Crisis? (Updated 2020.05.06) – En español
- Mortgage Forbearance (Updated 2020.05.04)
- Property Taxes
- Nursing Homes and COVID-19 Information
- EXTERNAL LINK: National Fair Housing Alliance Lists Available Relief for Mortgage Borrowers – 2020.03.21
- Safe Home Solutions for Survivors – 2020.04.17
- IN THE NEWS Chicago Tribune: Abuse Doesn’t Stop During a Pandemic – 2020.03.19
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