BENEFITS FOR WORKERS IMPACTED BY COVID-19

What employees are entitled to may be confusing. The purpose of this chart is to make it easier to understand what resources may be available.

DISABILITY INSURANCE PROGRAM

WHY: If you’re unable to work due to medical quarantine or illness related to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional)

WHAT: Short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy.

BENEFITS: Approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income); range from $50-$1,300 a week for up to 52 weeks.

MORE INFORMATION: Learn more about your eligibility for Disability Insurance www.edd.ca.gov

PAID FAMILY LEAVE PROGRAM

WHY: If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional)

WHAT: 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.

BENEFITS: Approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income); ranges from $50-$1,300 a week for up to 6 weeks.

MORE INFORMATION: Learn more about your eligibility for Paid Family Leave www.edd.ca.gov

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM

WHY: If you have lost your job or have had your hours reduced for reasons related to COVID-19.

WHAT: Partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own.

BENEFITS: Range from $40-$450 per week for up to 26 weeks.

MORE INFORMATION: Learn more about your eligibility for Unemployment Insurance www.edd.ca.gov

PAID SICK LEAVE PROGRAM

WHY: If you or a family member are sick or for preventative care when civil authorities recommend quarantine.

WHAT: The leave you have accumulated or your employer has provided to you under the Paid Sick Leave law.

BENEFITS: Paid to you of your regular rate of pay or on average based on the past 90 days.

MORE INFORMATION: Learn more about your eligibility for Paid Sick Leave www.dir.ca.gov

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PROGRAM

WHY: If you are unable to do your usual job because you were exposed to and contracted COVID-19 during the regular course of your work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.

WHAT: Benefits include temporary disability (TD) payments, which begin when your doctor says you can’t do your usual work for more than three days or you are hospitalized overnight. You may be entitled to TD for up to 104 weeks. TD stops when either you return to work, your doctor releases you for work, or your doctor says your illness has improved as much as it’s going to.

BENEFITS: TD generally pays two-thirds of the gross wages you lose while you are recovering from a work-related illness or injury, up to maximum weekly amount set by law. In addition, eligible employees are entitled to medical treatment and additional payments if a doctor determines you suffered a permanent disability because of the illness.

MORE INFORMATION: Learn more about your eligibility for Worker’s Compensation benefits www.dir.ca.gov

 

If you have any questions on this information and how it related to you, contact our Employment Services Team through DCS website under “Contact Us”,  https://deafcommunityservices.org/employment-services/

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