City and State Resources
Unemployment Resources via the new state Care Act
City and State officials have released information on additional unemployment resources as a result of the CARE Act that was passed on 3/27/20. Specifically, there are new and additional unemployment benefits called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) that are available to those who are not typically eligible for unemployment insurance, including self-employed/1099 workers, part-time workers, and those who were not working for an extended period of time. Impacted students can apply by phone or online.
For more information visit https://labor.ny.gov/ui/pdfs/pandemic-unemployment-assistance.pdf and https://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/cares-act.shtm.
There is also a hotline NYC WELL staffed 24/7 with counselors, described as follows:
An infectious illness outbreak such as this one can be stressful to you, your loved ones, and your friends. It is natural to feel overwhelmed, sad, anxious, and afraid, or to experience other symptoms of distress, such as trouble sleeping. To reduce your stress and to manage the situation more resiliently, try to remain positive, remind yourself of your strengths, connect with friends and loved ones and use healthy coping skills. NYC Well's website offers a number of well-being and emotional support applications (apps) that can help you cope.
If your symptoms of stress become overwhelming, reach out for support and help. You can contact NYC Well, a confidential 24/7 helpline, staffed by trained counselors. They can provide brief counseling and referrals to care in over 200 languages.
Call 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355) or Text "WELL" to 65173