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Restaurant Employee Relief Fund

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If you are a restaurant employee who has been adversely impacted by COVID-19, whether through a loss of wages or loss of employment

Grants provided to restaurant employees for essential expenses

Each approved grant is for $500, per person

Learn more at refr.us

Please apply at refr.us

Cares Act - Federal Work-Study

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If you are currently enrolled in school and were receiving work-study grants and actively working in a work-study job prior to COVID-19

Relief provided through the CARES Act that offers funding for students in work-study programs that were impacted by COVID-19. 

The federal work-study program provides part-time jobs to students with financial needs allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program is offered through the Department of Education and administered directly by the financial aid office at participating schools. 

Students in the program may be eligible for payment for lost wages due to COVID-19. Eligible students may be paid all or part of the wages they would have made had they continued working. 

Students who believe they are eligible should contact their school’s financial aid office. Additional information about this program can be found online at studentaid.gov

Cares Act - Training & Employment Support

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If you have lost your job or have had your hours reduced for reasons related to COVID-19 

Funding provided through the CARES Act for training and support services administered by the Department of Labor (DOL).

These programs benefit a wide range of individuals, including but not limited to, dislocated workers, seniors, farmworkers, veterans, disabled, youth, etc. The programs are aimed to improve the employment prospects of these individuals and are designed to increase workers’ employability and earnings. 

The programs are delivered through the states and tailored to local economies. Additional information about these programs can be found online at dol.gov

Find information on local training programs by contacting your local American Job Center or contacting Employment and Training Administration's toll-free helpline at 1-877-US2-JOBS.

Disability Insurance

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If you're unable to work due to medical quarantine or illness related to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional)

Short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury or pregnancy

Approximately 60-70% of wages (depending on income); ranges from $50-$1,300 a week for up to 52 weeks

Learn more about your eligibility at EDD.ca.gov

File a disability Insurance Claim

Paid Family Leave

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If you're unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional)

Up to 6 weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member

Approximately 60-70%of wages (depending on income); ranges from $50-$1,300 a week for up to 6 weeks

Learn more about your eligibility at EDD.ca.gov

File a Paid Family Leave Claim

Unemployment Insurance

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If you have lost your job or have had your hours reduced for reasons related to COVID-19

Partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own

Range from $40-$450 per week for up to 26 weeks 

Learn more about your eligibility at EDD.ca.gov

File an Unemployment Insurance Claim

Paid Sick Leave

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If you or a family member are sick or for preventative care when civil authorities recommend quarantine

The leave you have accumulated or your employer has provided to you under the Paid Sick Leave law

Paid to you at your regular rate of pay or an average based on the past 90 days

Learn more about your eligibility at EDD.ca.gov

If accrued sick leave is denied, file a Wage Claim

Workers' Compensation

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If you are unable to do your usual job because you were exposed to and contracted COVID-19 during the regular course of your work

Benefits include temporary disability (TD) payments, which begin when your doctor says you can’t do your usual work for more than 3 days, or you are hospitalized overnight. You may be entitled to TD for up to 104 weeks

TD generally pays two-thirds of the gross wages you lose while you are recovering from a work-related illness or injury, up to maximum weekly amount set by law

Learn more about your eligibility at EDD.ca.gov

File a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS)

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If you are experiencing economic hardship and are in need of assistance to obtain essential services such as healthcare and financial support

Programs and services include cash assistance, employment and job referral programs, in-home supportive services, CalFresh food purchasing assistance, child care, and access to Medi-Cal programs

The Department provides temporary financial assistance and employment services, free and low-cost health care insurance for families, food benefits for families, and individuals, etc

Contact Riverside County Department of Public Social Services at dpss.co.riverside.ca.us

Apply for benefits online

Sick or Quarantined

If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week.

The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect DI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.

Caregiving

For guidance on the disease, visit the California Department of Public Health website.

If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim. PFL provides up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.

School Closures

If your child’s school is closed, and you have to miss work to be there for them, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits. Eligibility considerations include if you have no other care options and if you are unable to continue working your normal hours remotely. File an Unemployment Insurance claim and our EDD representatives will decide if you are eligible.

Reduced Work Hours

If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim. UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own. Workers who are temporarily unemployed due to COVID-19 and expected to return to work with their employer within a few weeks are not required to actively seek work each week. However, they must remain able and available and ready to work during their unemployment for each week of benefits claimed and meet all other eligibility criteria. Eligible individuals can receive benefits that range from $40-$450 per week.

The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect UI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.

Self-Employed

The available benefits are insurance programs. To be eligible, either you or an employer had to make contributions in the past 5 to 18 months. It is possible these contributions were made at a prior job, or if you were misclassified as an independent contractor instead of an employee. We encourage you to apply for the benefits program that is most appropriate for your situation. Visit Self-Employed/Independent Contractor to learn more.

Employment Opportunities

If you are looking for employment, the City of Menifee encourages you to utilize the following resources for your job search. If you seek assistance, please contact the Economic Development Department at econdev@cityofmenifee.us or (951) 672-6777. View Resources