- Amy Schneider
Resources For Our Team During This Challenging Time
UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS INFORMATION
APPLY FOR WISCONSIN UNEMPLOYMENT:
UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS: HOW TO APPLY & ELIGIBILITY FAQ’S
FAQ’S ABOUT WISCONSIN UNEMPLOYMENT RELATED TO COVID-19:
ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENT INFORMATION
ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENT: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENT FAQ’S
ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENT SCAM ALERT
If you receive calls, emails, or other communications claiming to be from the Treasury Department and offering COVID-19 related grants or stimulus payments in exchange for personal financial information, or an advance fee, or charge of any kind, including the purchase of gift cards, please do not respond. These are scams. Please contact the FBI at www.ic3.gov so that the scammers can be tracked and stopped.
TAX DEADLINE EXTENSION INFORMATION
TAX DEADLINE INFORMATION
IRS “PEOPLE FIRST” INITIATIVE
FOOD ASSISTANCE INFORMATION
FOOD SHARE BENEFITS
UTILITY BILLS ASSISTANCE INFORMATION
Many utility companies (power, gas, water) are keeping services on for people who can’t pay their bills because of the virus. Call your utility company directly for more information. If you’re deciding between paying a bill and buying food or essential items, call first! You may still owe past balances once the payment deferment period ends. Be sure to ask if and when you will need to pay the balances!
UTILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
UNITED WAY COVID-19 COMMUNITY ECONOMIC RELIEF FUND: 1-866-211-9966
RENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
EVICTION DEFERMENT INFORMATION
On March 27, 2020 Governor Evers issued a state wide order banning evictions for 60 days. However, rent due will still accumulate and will need to be paid following the lift of the ban. Widely reported advice is to pay what you can to avoid a large lump sum becoming due after the order is lifted as well as possible eviction if you are unable to pay it.
Here is the full executive order: https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/WIGOV/2020/03/27/file_attachments/1412941/EO%2015%20Ban%20on%20Evictions%20and%20Foreclosures%20PDF.pdf
Officials at several banks including Nicolet, Wells Fargo and Associated Bank said they will handle individual questions and situations on a case-by-case basis. Wells Fargo has halted foreclosure sales and evictions and has donated money to address food, housing and other basic needs.
HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE INFORMATION
CREDIT CARD DEBT PAYMENT DEFERMENT
Credit card issuers have programs that can help cardholders when they need assistance – these often kick in during a disaster. Companies could extend a payment deadline, lower the annual percentage rate (APR) on your card or waive a late fee.
STUDENT LOAN ASSISTANCE
WHAT THE CARES ACT MEANS FOR FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS
FORBERANCE INFO FOR STUDENTS, BORROWERS AND PARENTS
RESTAURANT EMPLOYEES RELIEF FUND
The Restaurant Employee Relief Fund was created to help restaurant industry employees experiencing extraordinary hardship in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Through this Fund, grants will be made to restaurant industry employees who have been impacted by COVID-19, including a decrease in wages or loss of employment. Grants will be awarded as soon as possible to those individuals who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria, as reviewed and verified by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). This Fund is operated by the NRAEF, whose mission is to attract, empower and advance today’s and tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice workers.
Grants will be awarded as soon as possible to those individuals who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria, as reviewed and verified by the NRAEF. Subject to the availability of funds contributed to the Fund, a one-time grant of $500 will be disbursed directly to the applicant following NRAEF’s review and confirmation that their submitted application meets the prescribed guidelines. Awards will be limited to one grant per person. All grant approvals are at the discretion of the NRAEF. Applications opened on April 2, 2020.
Here is a link to the fund’s page: https://rerf.us/
SUMMARY OF THE CARES ACT
FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT