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Finding the benefits you're entitled to can
be confusing.

Click the link for a simple matrix that simplifies what  is available, why  you might need them and how to  file. 

SnapBack Assistance for Workers

Helping workers snap back from the effects of COVID-19 and back into the workforce.

Find out if you qualify for up $800 in supportive services to help pay your mortgage/rent, utilities, or telework costs. 

If you have any questions contact us via email at [email protected] or call 209-558-9675.

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COVID-19 Updated
Clearance to Return to Work

July 20, 2020

With the increase of positive COVID-19 cases in Stanislaus County and the state of California, public health official, Dr. Vaishampayan, publishes an update on what is required by employers before COVID-19 positive workers can return to the workplace. 

Read COVID-19 Return to Work Health Order
En Español

COVID-19 PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Benefits & Resources for Workers

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
If you've lost your job or had your hours reduced due to COVID-19 call Stanislaus County Workforce Development at 209-558-WORK to speak with a Workforce Specialist who can help connect you to a job. 

Employers are hiring!  Search current job openings 

OnwardCA
One-Stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

211 Stanislaus
2-1-1 Stanislaus County, a program of United Way of Stanislaus County, is a comprehensive information and referral service for Stanislaus County, connecting over 11,000 callers last year with health and human services information and referrals available to them. 2-1-1 Stanislaus County is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in over 120 languages through phone interpretation services.

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
If you have lost work or have had your hours reduced we encourage you to apply for Employment Development Department (EDD) Unemployment Insurance (UI). In California Governor Newsom has waived the one-week waiting period for benefits.

- For comprehensive review this FAQ page from EDD
File an Unemployment Insurance claim online 
- Call Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon (PST)  |  English 1-800-300-5616
- How to Apply for UI Benefits (File a Claim) (YouTube) English | Spanish

Unemployment Insurance for Self Employed Workers
If you are self-employed, you may have benefits available from EDD employment insurance programs that you or your employer may have paid into over the past 5 to 18 months. Apply for the benefit program that best fits your situation.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
As part of the federal CARES Act, the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program helps unemployed Californians who are business owners, self-employed, independent contractors, have limited work history, and others not usually eligible for state UI benefits who are out business or services are significantly reduced as a direct result of the pandemic.

EDD issues Workforce Services Information Notices to provided announcements Economic Impact Payment Information and Resources

DUE OCTOBER 5, 2020: EDD requires Retroactive Certification for Unemployment          leer en español
Due to COVID-19, EDD temporarily suspended the certification for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims. Retroactive certification is required if you never submitted certification and if you reported back to work and continued to receive benefits. Failure to submit a retroactive certification by October 5, 2020, will result in paying back over-payment. Retroactive Certification Online

EDD issues Workforce services Information Notices to provided announcements
Economic Impact Payment Information and Resources


Paid Sick Leave Benefits for Food Sector Workers 
Governor Newsom Announces Paid Sick Leave Benefits for Food Sector Workers Impacted by COVID-19.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
CARES Act Guidance on Unemployment Insurance
The CARES Act follows decisive and timely actions to provide to American Families with much-need relief during the COVID-19 crisis.


BENEFITS FOR WORKERS QUARANTINED OR SICK
Paid sick leave law provides time off to many workers. You are entitled to use whatever sick leave you have accumulated. 

California law provides for paid family leave, which you may be eligible for if you are providing care for an ill or quarantined family member. 

In the event of a particularly long illness, you may be eligible for disability benefits, provided your illness is certified by a medical professional. 

If you were exposed to COVID-19 while on the job and in the course of your regular duties, you may also qualify for Worker's Compensation.  

Families First Coronavirus Response Act, requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

Department of Social Services
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants           leer en español
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, California is providing one-time state-funded disaster relief assistance to undocumented adults who are ineligible for other forms of assistance, including assistance under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and pandemic unemployment benefits, because of their immigration status.
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Guide for Immigrant Californians                                        leer en español
On April 15, Governor Newsom announced one-time disaster relief assistance for undocumented Californians impacted by COVID-19, who are ineligible for most other forms of pandemic assistance, including direct assistance under the CARES Act and unemployment insurance.

CARES ACT
Federal Stimulus Payments
Update on stimulus payment and information on steps to take to receive your Federal Stimulus Payment.

Economic Impact Payments FAQ's (Stimulus Payments)
Americans have received their Economic Impact Payments authorized by the CARES Act. However, some may have to provide additional information to the IRS to receive payment. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions related to the stimulus payment.

NEED RELIEF FROM UTILITY PAYMENTS?
Contact local utilities to request payment relief