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Unemployment insurance benefits may be available to individuals who are involuntarily unemployed as a result of COVID-19.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is a broad program that expands access to unemployment, in addition to what state and federal law already pay.
The USDOL Wage and Hour Division provides insight into issues employers and employees may face in response to COVID-19 as they relate to the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
Some businesses may be forced to temporarily lay off employees due to COVID-19 but those employers can assist their employees with filing for Unemployment Benefits.
The Shared Work Program is an excellent tool to use in lieu of a temporary, total layoff of employees. To participate, normal weekly work hours for employees must be reduced by 20-40% and apply to at least 10% of employees.
The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) provides practical guidance on how to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
TEFAP provides free USDA commodities to households with income below 130% of the federal poverty level.
Supplemental Food Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP food assistance is a monthly benefit which allows individuals and families to purchase food for themselves and their families.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
TANF cash assistance provides a monthly benefit to low-income families with children to help them pay for basic needs, including shelter, utilities, diapers and transportation.
Child Care Assistance
Child care assistance provides a monthly benefit to working families to help pay all or part of their child care expenses.
- COVID-19 Response Resources News Release (3/13/2020)
- Executive Order No. 20-03 - Extending states of local disaster emergency relating to COVID-19
- Executive Order 20-04 - Temporarily Prohibiting Mass Gatherings to Limit the Spread of COVID-19
- Executive Order No. 20-05 - Temporarily Prohibiting Utility and Internet Disconnects
- Executive Order No. 20-06 - Temporarily prohibiting evictions and foreclosures
- Executive Order 20-07 - Temporarily closing K-12 schools to slow the spread of COVID-19
- Executive Order 20-08 - Temporarily expanding telemedicine and addressing certain licensing requirements to combat the effects of COVID-19
- Executive Order 20-09 - Conditional and temporary relief from certain motor carrier rules and regulations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Executive Order 20-10 - Rescinding Executive Order 20-06 and temporarily prohibiting certain foreclosures and evictions
- Executive Order 20-11 - Temporarily requiring continuation of waste removal and recycling services
- Executive Order 20-12 - Drivers' license and vehicle registration and regulation during public health emergency
- Executive Order 20-13 - Allowing certain deferred tax deadlines and payments during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Executive Order 20-14 - Temporarily prohibiting mass gatherings of 10 or more people to limit the spread of COVID-19 and rescinding Executive Order 20-04
- Executive Order 20-15 - Establishing the Kansas Essential Function Framework for COVID-19 response efforts