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Resources Related to COVID-19

Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Unemployment Compensation Office is waiving the standard one-week waiting period to receive unemployment compensation for those who are employed in Pennsylvania and whose income is impacted by Coronavirus.

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Unemployment & Corona Virus

Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation

 

Find Unemployment Benefits

Below is a link to each state’s unemployment offices and what they are offering during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Find unemployment benefits in your state.

Employers Hiring During Coronavirus

Local Grocery Stores (check in your area for hiring on the spot opportunities). Visit your local grocery store to apply in person – grocers are recommending this instead of online applications.

Stores that have announced they have temporary hiring to fill staffing needs include:
Whole Foods
Giant Food Stores
Weis Market
Safeway
Giant Eagle
Harris Teeter
Piggly Wiggly
Albertsons

Warehouse Grocery Chains (check in your area for hiring on the spot opportunities)

Warehouse Grocery Chains that have announced they have temporary hiring in their stores and distribution centers:
Costco
Sam’s Club
BJ’s Warehouse

Walmart has announced they are hiring temporary workers.

Domino’s Pizza – hiring workers and delivery drivers

Amazon – hiring delivery drivers and warehouse workers

Amazon Jobs

Pharmacy Chains

CVS

Rite Aid

Walgreens

PA Department of Health

Support Services

211 is a national emergency service organization affiliated with the United Way. They have multiple supports in place to help with food, financial needs, healthcare, and other support services.

211 Link

United Way

Compass – Benefits and Services for PA Residents

PA Department of Human Service

Free or Reduced Cost Services

Search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more.

Find Free or Reduced Cost Services by Zip Code

Internet Connectivity

Xfinity Xfinity WiFi will be free for everyone. WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free, including non-Xfinity internet subscribers. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser.

Xfinity WiFi Hotspots

Comcast All current Comcast customers automatically have unlimited plans with no data overage costs. The Internet will not be disconnected nor will Comcast customers accrue late fees if they call and notify Comcast they are unable to pay the bill at this time. Internet essentials are free to new customers (or $9.95/month for low-income households, which is the normal Comcast offer) Internet essentials include: • 2 free months for new customers • Comcast internet service has to be available in the subscribers’ area/home • Equipment will be sent in 7-10 business days and will require the customer to set up

Internet essentials

Low cost computers/laptops available for those who qualify.

Low Cost Computers

Protecting Your Credit/FHFA

Below are resources to use to protect your credit if you are unable to afford payments due to COVID-19 prevention measures that result in a loss of work. In all situations, contact your creditor. Do not assume they anticipate your situation is impacted by COVID-19 precautions.

FHFA Coronavirus Page

Federal Housing and Finance Agency

Credit Card Resources

Below are links to some of the most common credit card companies. If your credit card company is not listed below, you can locate their contact information on the back of your credit card.

Bank of America

Capital One

Chase

US Bank

Wells Fargo

Small Business

US Small Business Association Make sure to contact your small business lender to discuss your situation. Do not assume they anticipate your situation is impacted by COVID-19 precautions that may result in a loss of income.

US Small Business Association

Student Loans

Contact your student loan servicer to discuss your situation. Do not assume they anticipate your situation is impacted by COVID-19 precautions that may result in a loss of income.

US Federal Student Aid

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