Resources to Help Employees During COVID-19

The State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) 
EDD is providing a variety of support services to employees and employers affected by COVID-19 in California including online unemployment insurance assistance due to a loss in wages.

IF YOU HAVE HAD YOUR HOURS CUT, BEEN FURLOUGHED, OR LAID OFF: If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file for unemployment insurance. If you are expecting to return to your job after the dust settles, you do not have to be actively seeking new work during the outbreak. But you must be "able and available to work" to get these benefits, which generally range from $40-$450 per week for up to six months.

Link: https://edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Filing_a_Claim.htm

IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY SICK WITH THE CORONAVIRUS OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED: Individuals who are unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional) can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. Disability Insurance provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have 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.

Link: https://www.edd.ca.gov/disability/How_to_File_DI_Claimin_SDI_Online.htm

IF YOU ARE CARING FOR SOMEONE ELSE WHO IS SICK: Californians who are unable to work because they are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional) can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim. Paid Family Leave 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.


For more information on what the California Employment Development Department is doing to help during this crisis visit:

Link: https://edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm

Los Angeles Job Portal
The City of Los Angeles is coordinating an economic response to help Angelenos who have lost their jobs or have had their hours cut back as a result of COVID-19, so that people can find help and jobs while adhering to the Safer at Home orders issued by Mayor Garcetti and Governor Newsom. This site will be continuously updated with resources from the City of Los Angeles, State of California and the Federal Government to help workers.

Link: https://lajobportal.com/

California Labor and Workforce Development Agency
The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency has compiled information to help workers and employers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Link: https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/


Los Angeles County America's Job Centers of California (AJCC)
The Los Angeles County America's Job Centers of California are here to support employees impacted by COVID-19. Impacted e
mployees are encouraged to visit their website for valuable information on how to connect with the AJCC system to gain access to employment opportunities, career counseling, job search assistance and education, and training opportunities.  The website also includes a table offering  various resources for financial support.

Below is the AJCC location nearest Rosemead. For more information on LA County AJCC, please visit the following link: https://workforce.lacounty.gov/

Alhambra AJCC
2550 West Main Street, Suite 103,
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 677-2600

Southern California Edison
Southern California Edison is offering flexible payment plans to customers impacted by COVID-19.

Link: https://www.sce.com/safety/coronavirus

SoCal Gas Company
SoCal gas company has different payment options for residents who are experiencing financing hardship due to COVID-19. Please call 1-800-427-2200 or visit:

Link: https://socalgas.com/coronavirus

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
For special assistance including filing and payment extensions, and/or relief from interest and penalties.

Link: https://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/services/covid19.htm

State of California Franchise Tax Board
For special tax relief available to California taxpayers affected by COVID-19.

Link: https://www.ftb.ca.gov