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Important Notice: 
The CARES Act has been signed into law to provide an additional $600 to eligible recipients of unemployment insurance and a benefit to those not traditionally eligible for unemployment insurance such as self-employed workers, independent contractors, etc.  We have begun the process of planning to implement these vital programs.  However, those benefits are not available at this time as we await finalized guidance from the federal government. Once we receive the federal guidance we will provide regular updates regarding when these benefit programs will be available and what impacted workers need to do to receive them.

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KDOL COVID-19 Response Resources Web Page

by Audri Smith | Mar 13, 2020

This afternoon, Kansas Secretary of Labor Delía García released the KDOL COVID-19 Response web page with resources available for employers and workers affected by COVID-19.

Links to the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the Department for Children and Families and GetKansasBenefits.gov will be available on this one page to make it easier for Kansans to keep updated on the virus and resources available to assist them during this challenging time. Read more here.

The COVID-19 Response Resources page can be found at www.dol.ks.gov/covid19response


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  1. Ken | Apr 03, 2020
    when does the $600 boost go into effect
  2. Dave | Apr 02, 2020

    Unfortunately, with this crisis going on, the offices hours are still 8 to 4:15?

    Complete incompetence of government for an pandemic crisis such as this has caused.

  3. Em | Apr 01, 2020
    How do I apply for the CARES act? I am currently under great danger of loosing everything due to this pandemic like many others and need assistance.
  4. Anne | Mar 31, 2020


    I really appreciate the workers going in and working the long hours and handling stressed-out Kansans.


    I have questions:

    Do I need to do anything else to qualify for the $600 CARES Act boost to a weekly benefit?

    I also want to get mailers by email as I get mail at a different location. 

    How can I change that?






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