Did You Lose Your Job and Now Have No Income? You May Qualify for Diversion Payments from the County Assistance Office.

Pennsylvania County Assistance Offices may be able to give families some money to get by while they can’t work because of the coronavirus crisis. Instead of getting ongoing cash assistance, families temporarily out of work may be able to get “diversion” payments. Diversion payments are one, two, or three months’ worth of regular cash assistance,…

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Social Security Administration Should Halt All Pending Regulations

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the U.S. workforce, leading to record levels of unemployment.  While some people will return to work in the coming months, many workers with disabilities may remain out of the workforce indefinitely.  Older workers with disabilities were thirty percent more likely to lose their jobs during the Great Recession than the…

¡La Mayoría de los Trabajadores de Filadelfia Tienen Derecho a Licencia por Enfermedad!

¡Ahora puede estar cubierto para una licencia por enfermedad para el COVID-19 coronavirus! Si usted está cubierto(a) bajo el Reglamento de Licencia por Enfermedad de Filadelfia (información sobre la cobertura más adelante), ahora también puede usar su licencia por enfermedad por las siguientes razones: Si su lugar de trabajo cierra debido al coronavirus Si está…

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Information for Philadelphia Workers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

This information was last updated on January 4, 2021 PUA and PEUC Have Been Extended Unemployment Benefits (Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Pandemic Extended Unemployment Compensation) have been extended. Find out more about Unemployment Compensation during the pandemic here. Assistance is available for people who have lost income If you have experienced a loss or reduction…

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Information for Seniors, People with Disabilities, and People Who Need Public Benefits During the Coronavirus Pandemic

This information was last updated on Thursday June 18, 2020 Tests for the Coronavirus are covered by medical assistance (Medicaid). The County Assistance Office is closed to the public, but they are continuing to accept and process applications for medical assistance. Please include on your application if you have a health emergency including COVID-19.Immigrants are…