EventsCovid-19

November 7th, 2020

All Member Meeting: What Do We Do Now?

Saturday November, 7th @ 10am – 11:30am Register here:https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScrRJXoRv5YtY…/viewform We don’t need to tell you what this election season means, what’s at stake, or how the outcome will affect you and your loved ones. What we want to do is provide a space where we can lay all of this bare, share the fear/rage/hope in…

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Covid-19BenefitsResources

September 22, 2020

Document: Unemployment Insurance for Workers Impacted by Covid-19

Written by Maine Equal Justice. Often people think they aren’t eligible for Unemployment Insurance when they really are. If you worked for an employer and earned at least $5,141 during the last year, you may be eligible. The best way to find out is to apply.

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Covid-19Resources

September 22, 2020

Document: General Covid Information, Answers & Resources

Written by Maine Equal Justice. Clear information about a range of important topics including employment resources, health care access, general assistance, housing, TANF, social security, food security, the courts and legal system, stimulus payments, and more.

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Covid-19Family Care

September 14, 2020

A close family member of mine has COVID-19, and I will stay home from work to take care of them. What can I do to receive income while I’m not working?

As described in FAQ 3 above, under the Families First Act, government employers and employers with fewer than 500 employees are required to provide their employees with 10 days of sick leave, which can be used to care for someone in your household with COVID-19 or who has been advised by a healthcare professional to…

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Covid-19Benefits

September 14, 2020

I need to stay home from work because I have coronavirus/I have been advised or ordered to self-quarantine. What can I do to receive income while I am not working?

Under the recently passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the Families First Act), which went into effect on April 1, 2020 and expires December 31, 2020, any government employer or employer with fewer than 500 employees is required to immediately provide 10 days of emergency paid sick leave to its employees.  This leave is in…

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Covid-19HealthcareResources

August 22, 2020

MaineCare Eligibility and Services

Are you confused about how to get health insurance and what it will pay for? You’re not alone. Maine Equal Justice can help navigate MaineCare eligibility and services. MaineCare is Maine’s name for Medicaid, a program that provides health insurance for low-income people. To get any kind of MaineCare you have to show that your…

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Covid-19HealthcareResources

August 22, 2020

Consumers for Affordable Health Care Support Hotline

Do you need help with…Finding health coverage you can afford? Understanding your options in the Health Insurance Marketplace? Enrolling in MaineCare? Understanding your health coverage? Filing an appeal or complaint? Finding programs to help with health care and drug costs?

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Covid-19HealthcareResources

August 22, 2020

Information on your health care options if you’ve lost your job

Mainers who are worried about losing health insurance or having a hard time paying monthly premiums may have options including Marketplace coverage and MaineCare.

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Covid-19Resources

August 22, 2020

Federal Legislation that Aids Workers

From Family Values At Work. Provides and overview of the federal legislation that impacts workers, including paid sick days, paid family leave and unemployment.

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Covid-19Paid Sick LeaveResources

August 22, 2020

Families First Corona Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights

Information about the paid sick days and expanded family leave created by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act)

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Covid-19Resources

August 22, 2020

Unemployment Insurance FAQs from Maine Dept. of Labor

Frequently asked questions about unemployment eligibility and how to apply. Updated frequently.

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Covid-19Paid Sick LeaveResources

August 22, 2020

Paid Leave & Unemployment Decision Chart

From Family Values At Work and NELP. Helps navigate if paid sick day, unemployment, or family leave are your best option.

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