Additional Helpful Websites
Georgia Department of Public Health – https://dph.georgia.gov/
CDC – https://www.cdc.gov/
Governor Kemp updates – https://gov.georgia.gov/
Small Business Association (SBA) Loans – https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
President Biden updates – https://www.whitehouse.gov/
COVID-19 Hotline – (844) 442-2681
Businesses & Individuals – Unemployment Benefits
A business can file unemployment for their staff and encouraged to do so online. Individuals can file directly as well. Benefits are available within 48 hours to help and all online. https://www.dol.state.ga.us/fileaclaim/
SNAP/Food Stamps – https://dfcs.georgia.gov/food-stamps
Women, Infants & Children SNP – https://dph.georgia.gov/WIC
Comcast offers free internet for low-income households, enables free Xfinity wifi hot spots around the county and has no disconnections or late fees for 60 days.
AT&T is offering internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month or less through their Access from AT&T program. Through June 30, 2021, AT&T will continue waiving data overages for customers, as well as keep the expanded eligibility of Access from AT&T to qualifying households and those participating in the National School Lunch Program and Head Start. Full details available here.
Rent & Mortgage Assistance
The CDC Eviction Moratorium has been extended until March 31, meaning that no one should be evicted solely for non-payment of rent until that date. Visit GeorgiaLegalAid.org for more information.
Possible Rental Assistance – https://gov.georgia.gov/press-releases/2021-02-19/governor-kemp-announces-552m-georgia-rental-assistance-program
Paid Sick Leave
Emergency Paid Sick Leave – Any employee who works for an employer is eligible.
- Full-time Employees – 80 hours of paid sick leave
- Part-time Employees – Paid based on the average number of hours the employee worked for the six months prior to taking this paid sick leave
Expanded FMLA – https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fmla/pandemic
Delayed Tax Payments
Individuals will be able to delay paying up to $1 million in tax payments. Corporations will be able to defer payment up to $10 million. The deadline for individuals to file their taxes has been moved to July 15.
More information on real-time updates regarding stimulus programs rolled out by The President and Congress can be found at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/.
Veteran’s Relief Fund : One-Time Grant Available
The PenFed Foundation has created an emergency relief program to assist veterans experiencing economic hardship as a result of COVID-19. The PenFed Foundation continues to identify additional ways to provide financial support to veterans and service members during the pandemic. Their rental and utilities assistance under the Emergency Financial Assistance Program is now available for up to 4 months of past due payment. To find out if you are eligible and to apply for this program, please click here.