How can I get money if I've lost my job due to the pandemic?

Published: 01 June, 2020 | Last updated: 03 June, 2020 6:25 pm

From NBC10 Philadelphia
By Joe Brandt

The Emergency Assistance Program will give qualifying families a one-time payment based on their family size, before June 12 or while funds last.

In order to qualify, your family must have income below 150% of the federal poverty line – about $2,700 a month for a family of 3 – and have less than $1,000 in a savings or checking account.

Your family must include at least one child under age 18 or a woman who is currently pregnant – single women who are pregnant will qualify if their monthly income is $1,595 or under.

At least one person in the family must have been employed on March 11, 2020, and had wages or hours cut at least 50 percent for two weeks. Or, at least one person in the family must have lost their job entirely due to the pandemic.

The grants are doled out in one lump sum equal to two months of benefits from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The size of your grant varies by region of the state and family size. Any Pennsylvania resident can apply online through the state's benefits website, COMPASS.

Read the full article: Pa. Grants Are Available If You Lost Wages in the Pandemic. Here’s How to Sign Up

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