For guidance and assistance with any social service needs or opportunities, reach out to the BPJCC Social Service guidance counselor experts at 718.972.6600 ext. 4615/4610

and extension 4611 for seniors.

NEW! Unemployment Help and FAQ 

Access NYC has provided a list of FAQ to help you assess which programs and pandemic benefits you may qualify for.

See the link below.

NEW! Here's Precisely When You'll Get Your Stimulus Check

The IRS has laid out its game plan to pay out tens of millions of paper checks.

 

According to the Washington Post, the IRS's plan is to send its first batch of payments to those folks who have their direct deposit information on file. That's about 80 million Americans. After that, it'll begin issuing paper checks, of which it can print and send out in the neighborhood of 5 million per week.

However, the IRS isn't going to simply draw names or Social Security numbers out of a hat to determine when you'll be paid your stimulus check. Rather, it's going to be issuing paper checks on a weekly basis based on AGI and in $10,000 increments. If you know your AGI from 2019 (if you've already filed your federal return) or 2018 (if you've yet to file), this will tell you precisely when you can expect to receive your stimulus check.

  • If the IRS has your direct deposit information on file: the week ending April 17.

  • Paper checks for people with up to $10,000 in AGI: the week ending April 24.

  • Between $10,000 AGI and $20,000 AGI: the week ending May 1.

  • Between $20,000 AGI and $30,000 AGI: the week ending May 8.

  • Between $30,000 AGI and $40,000 AGI: the week ending May 15.

  • Between $40,000 AGI and $50,000 AGI: the week ending May 22.

  • Between $50,000 AGI and $60,000 AGI: the week ending May 29.

  • Between $60,000 AGI and $70,000 AGI: the week ending June 5.

  • Between $70,000 AGI and $80,000 AGI: the week ending June 12.

  • Between $80,000 AGI and $90,000 AGI: the week ending June 19.

  • Between $90,000 AGI and $100,000 AGI: the week ending June 26.

  • Between $100,000 AGI and $110,000 AGI: the week ending July 3.

  • Between $110,000 AGI and $120,000 AGI: the week ending July 10.

  • Between $120,000 AGI and $130,000 AGI: the week ending July 17.

  • Between $130,000 AGI and $140,000 AGI: the week ending July 24.

  • Between $140,000 AGI and $150,000 AGI: the week ending July 31.

  • Between $150,000 AGI and $160,000 AGI: the week ending Aug. 7.

  • Between $160,000 AGI and $170,000 AGI: the week ending Aug. 14.

  • Between $170,000 AGI and $180,000 AGI: the week ending Aug. 21.

  • Between $180,000 AGI and $190,000 AGI: the week ending Aug. 28.

  • Between $190,000 AGI and $198,000 AGI: the week ending Sept. 4.

  • All other checks (e.g., those who didn't have tax info on file): the week ending Sept. 11.

NEW! Direct Deposit for Stimulus Payments

There is now a site for taxpayers who have elected to receive paper check refunds on their latest return (2018 or 2019) to register for direct deposit for their Stimulus Payment. Click the link below to sign up. 

You can also check the status of your payment if you have not yet received payment, and you can update your mailing address as well. 

Please note that paper checks are scheduled to go out intermittently from April through September, with lower income recipients receiving theirs first.

Most people don't have to do anything to receive the Coronavirus relief funding, as long as they've filed a tax return for either 2018 or 2019, or are receiving Social   Security or railroad retirement benefits.  Nonfilers can also apply.

FIle your taxes Free Online

 If your 2019 adjusted gross income was $69,000 or less,  find Free File Online options available here.

Be sure to review each company's offer to make sure you qualify for a free federal return. Additionally, some companies offer free state tax returns but check, as others may charge a fee.

NEW York Temporary Assistance 

Temporary Assistance (TA) is temporary help for needy men, women & children. If you are unable to work, can’t find a job, or your job doesn't pay enough, TA may be able to help you pay for your expenses. Family Assistance is available to families that have a minor child living in the home or a caretaker relative.  If eligible, you may be able to receive this assistance up to 60 months in your lifetime. If you received this assistance in another state, those months will be counted towards the total 60 months limit. Safety Net Assistance provides cash assistance to eligible needy individuals & families who are not eligible for Family Assistance.

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of New York, have no or low income, be either pregnant or responsible for a child under 18 years of age or under 19 years of age and the child regularly attends secondary school, a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident.  Adults who are determined to be able to work will need to comply with program work requirements to continue to receive this assistance.

For more information you may call the New York State Temporary Assistance hotline at 800-342-3009 or click the link below to check if you qualify for assistance.  

Gas/Electric Service

Con Edison: Con Edison has also stopped overdue bill collection and service turn off activities.  Your ConEd service will not be turned off for non-payment of a bill. Con Edison has not announced a date when they will begin turn offs of service again. 

 

Click the link below for additional information.  

National Grid: National Grid has stopped overdue bill collection and service turn off activities through the end of April 2020. So even if you do not pay your National Grid bill your service will not be turned off for at least one year.

 

Click the link below for additional information.

NEW! Edquity

Edquity provides online emergency support to students during COVID-19. Offers referrals available in your community related to health, food, housing, transportation, and childcare.

Stimulus Bill

The CARES Act provides one-time non-taxable cash payments to most Americans. It provides 2,400 for joint filers ($1,200 for individual filers), plus an additional $500per dependent child, 16 years of age or below.

Joint filers with an adjusted gross income (AGI) of under$150,000(or $75,000 for individual filers)will receive the full stimulus payment. Payments begin to taper off, or “phase-out,” for AGIs above$150,000

Payments will be based on the 2019 tax return, or the 2018 return if 2019 is not yet filed. There is no need to apply for the payment. The IRS will directly deposit the payment to taxpayer’s account if the IRS has the bank account information from taxpayer’s tax return.

 

For more information, click the link below.  

The Hebrew Free Loan Society

HFLS is offering a $5,000 Coronavirus Emergency loan and a $7,500 general personal loan. The $5,000 loan requires one guarantor, and the $7,500 loan requires two guarantors. Please note that a person can only apply for ONE of these loans. See the links below. 

Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners & Renters

Emergency Small Business Loans (emergency SBA 7(a) loans): Provides funding for special emergency loans of up to $10 million for eligible nonprofits and small businesses, permitting them to cover costs of payroll, operations, and debt service, and provides that the loans be forgiven in whole or in part under certain circumstances.

Taxes

All tax returns and tax payments for 2019 and estimated tax payments for 2020 otherwise due initially April 15 will not be due before July 15. This is an automatic benefit.

 

FBAR filings have an extended due date of October 15th. This is an automatic benefit.

New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS)

Emergency “life safety” financial assistance for under- resourced households with a direct impact. 

Call 212-669-6100 Monday through Friday 9 am - 5 pm

Cash Assistance Program

 

The Cash Assistance program is designed to enable NYC households with limited incomes meet the basic needs of living, shelter, food, utility, and other daily living expenses. Eligibility for and the amount of the cash assistance grant is based on household size, income, and other factors, which are detailed below under Qualifying for Cash Assistance Benefits. In NYC, households typically apply for Cash Assistance at a local Job Center or online.

Call 718-557-1399 or click the link below.

Employers

Paid Family Leave- Employers

Congress passed a law effective April 1 regarding employees discharged temporarily on leave without pay. An employer in the US of fewer than 50 employees will be required to continue to pay employees who cannot go to work and cannot “tele-work” due to school closings or childcare center closings and they're having to care for their children at home. Such employers, after having paid the salaries of those employees, will recoup their payment of such salaries dollar-for-dollar as a credit to reduce payroll taxes.

 

Effectively, the government is funding 100% of the salaries with the assistance of the employers who are advancing the funds to the employees so that the employees do not have to wait for their salaries, but after reimbursement, it winds up that the Federal government will have paid those salaries in full.

Employees

Paid Family Leave- Employees: In response to Coronavirus, New York State is guaranteeing workers job protection and financial compensation if you or your minor, dependent child are required to self-isolate and quarantine through an order from either the state of NY, the Department of Health, a local board of health, or any other government organization that has the authorization to require you to do so.

If you are required to quarantine because of yourself, click below for more information

If you are required to quarantine because of your minor, dependent child, click below for more information.

if you are required to care for a family member who contracts Coronavirus, click below for more information.

Unemployment: unemployment insurance benefits have increase by $600 a week for a period of 4 months. 

Student Loans

Student loan borrowers have been granted a six-month break. The six-month break is automatic, meaning borrowers won’t need to contact their student loan servicer to request it.

  • Under the stimulus package, those with federal student loans won’t need to make a payment on their debt until October 2020.

  • Any interest accrued during that time will be waived.

  • The U.S. Department of Education will stop its collection practices amid the pandemic, too.

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Boro Park Jewish Community Council

FINANCIAL

For guidance and assistance with any social service needs or opportunities, reach out to the BPJCC Social Service guidance counselor experts at 718.972.6600 ext. 4615/4610

and extension 4611 for seniors.

NEW! loans of up to $5,000

Coronvirus Financial Impact loans of up to $5,000 provided interest-free from The Hebrew Free Loan Society (HFLS) . Loans provided to low- and moderate-income residents of  NYC facing financial challenges as a result of the pandemic.

Contact Loan@HFLS.org with any questions.

 Cease Debt Collection Letter

If you are facing financial hardship due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, you can request debt collection agencies to stop contacting you about your existing debt by completing the NYC Consumer Affairs Dept. form letter

The IRS has laid out its game plan to pay out tens of millions of paper checks.

 

According to the Washington Post, the IRS's plan is to send its first batch of payments to those folks who have their direct deposit information on file. That's about 80 million Americans. After that, it'll begin issuing paper checks, of which it can print and send out in the neighborhood of 5 million per week.

However, the IRS isn't going to simply draw names or Social Security numbers out of a hat to determine when you'll be paid your stimulus check. Rather, it's going to be issuing paper checks on a weekly basis based on AGI and in $10,000 increments. If you know your AGI from 2019 (if you've already filed your federal return) or 2018 (if you've yet to file), this will tell you precisely when you can expect to receive your stimulus check.

  • If the IRS has your direct deposit information on file: the week ending April 17.

  • Paper checks for people with up to $10,000 in AGI: the week ending April 24.

  • Between $10,000 AGI and $20,000 AGI: the week ending May 1.

  • Between $20,000 AGI and $30,000 AGI: the week ending May 8.

  • Between $30,000 AGI and $40,000 AGI: the week ending May 15.

  • Between $40,000 AGI and $50,000 AGI: the week ending May 22.

  • Between $50,000 AGI and $60,000 AGI: the week ending May 29.

  • Between $60,000 AGI and $70,000 AGI: the week ending June 5.

  • Between $70,000 AGI and $80,000 AGI: the week ending June 12.

  • Between $80,000 AGI and $90,000 AGI: the week ending June 19.

  • Between $90,000 AGI and $100,000 AGI: the week ending June 26.

  • Between $100,000 AGI and $110,000 AGI: the week ending July 3.

  • Between $110,000 AGI and $120,000 AGI: the week ending July 10.

  • Between $120,000 AGI and $130,000 AGI: the week ending July 17.

  • Between $130,000 AGI and $140,000 AGI: the week ending July 24.

  • Between $140,000 AGI and $150,000 AGI: the week ending July 31.

  • Between $150,000 AGI and $160,000 AGI: the week ending Aug. 7.

  • Between $160,000 AGI and $170,000 AGI: the week ending Aug. 14.

  • Between $170,000 AGI and $180,000 AGI: the week ending Aug. 21.

  • Between $180,000 AGI and $190,000 AGI: the week ending Aug. 28.

  • Between $190,000 AGI and $198,000 AGI: the week ending Sept. 4.

  • All other checks (e.g., those who didn't have tax info on file): the week ending Sept. 11.

 Direct Deposit for Stimulus Payments

There is now a site for taxpayers who have elected to receive paper check refunds on their latest return (2018 or 2019) to register for direct deposit for their Stimulus Payment. Click the link below to sign up. 

You can also check the status of your payment if you have not yet received payment, and you can update your mailing address as well. 

Please note that paper checks are scheduled to go out intermittently from April through September, with lower income recipients receiving theirs first.

Most people don't have to do anything to receive the Coronavirus relief funding, as long as they've filed a tax return for either 2018 or 2019, or are receiving Social   Security or railroad retirement benefits.  Nonfilers can also apply.

FIle your taxes Free Online

 If your 2019 adjusted gross income was $69,000 or less,  find Free File Online options available here.

Be sure to review each company's offer to make sure you qualify for a free federal return. Additionally, some companies offer free state tax returns but check, as others may charge a fee.

NEW York Temporary Assistance 

Temporary Assistance (TA) is temporary help for needy men, women & children. If you are unable to work, can’t find a job, or your job doesn't pay enough, TA may be able to help you pay for your expenses. Family Assistance is available to families that have a minor child living in the home or a caretaker relative.  If eligible, you may be able to receive this assistance up to 60 months in your lifetime. If you received this assistance in another state, those months will be counted towards the total 60 months limit. Safety Net Assistance provides cash assistance to eligible needy individuals & families who are not eligible for Family Assistance.

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of New York, have no or low income, be either pregnant or responsible for a child under 18 years of age or under 19 years of age and the child regularly attends secondary school, a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident.  Adults who are determined to be able to work will need to comply with program work requirements to continue to receive this assistance.

For more information you may call the New York State Temporary Assistance hotline at 800-342-3009 or click the link below to check if you qualify for assistance.  

Gas/Electric Service

Con Edison: Con Edison has also stopped overdue bill collection and service turn off activities.  Your ConEd service will not be turned off for non-payment of a bill. Con Edison has not announced a date when they will begin turn offs of service again. 

 

Click the link below for additional information.  

National Grid: National Grid has stopped overdue bill collection and service turn off activities through the end of April 2020. So even if you do not pay your National Grid bill your service will not be turned off for at least one year.

 

Click the link below for additional information.

Stimulus Bill

The CARES Act provides one-time non-taxable cash payments to most Americans. It provides 2,400 for joint filers ($1,200 for individual filers), plus an additional $500per dependent child, 16 years of age or below.

Joint filers with an adjusted gross income (AGI) of under$150,000(or $75,000 for individual filers)will receive the full stimulus payment. Payments begin to taper off, or “phase-out,” for AGIs above$150,000

Payments will be based on the 2019 tax return, or the 2018 return if 2019 is not yet filed. There is no need to apply for the payment. The IRS will directly deposit the payment to taxpayer’s account if the IRS has the bank account information from taxpayer’s tax return.

 

For more information, click the link below.  

The Hebrew Free Loan Society

HFLS is offering a $5,000 Coronavirus Emergency loan and a $7,500 general personal loan. The $5,000 loan requires one guarantor, and the $7,500 loan requires two guarantors. Please note that a person can only apply for ONE of these loans. See the links below. 

Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners & Renters

Emergency Small Business Loans (emergency SBA 7(a) loans): Provides funding for special emergency loans of up to $10 million for eligible nonprofits and small businesses, permitting them to cover costs of payroll, operations, and debt service, and provides that the loans be forgiven in whole or in part under certain circumstances.

Taxes

All tax returns and tax payments for 2019 and estimated tax payments for 2020 otherwise due initially April 15 will not be due before July 15. This is an automatic benefit.

 

FBAR filings have an extended due date of October 15th. This is an automatic benefit.

New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS)

Emergency “life safety” financial assistance for under- resourced households with a direct impact. 

Call 212-669-6100 Monday through Friday 9 am - 5 pm

Cash Assistance Program

 

The Cash Assistance program is designed to enable NYC households with limited incomes meet the basic needs of living, shelter, food, utility, and other daily living expenses. Eligibility for and the amount of the cash assistance grant is based on household size, income, and other factors, which are detailed below under Qualifying for Cash Assistance Benefits. In NYC, households typically apply for Cash Assistance at a local Job Center or online.

Call 718-557-1399 or click the link below.

Employers

Paid Family Leave- Employers

Congress passed a law effective April 1 regarding employees discharged temporarily on leave without pay. An employer in the US of fewer than 50 employees will be required to continue to pay employees who cannot go to work and cannot “tele-work” due to school closings or childcare center closings and they're having to care for their children at home. Such employers, after having paid the salaries of those employees, will recoup their payment of such salaries dollar-for-dollar as a credit to reduce payroll taxes.

 

Effectively, the government is funding 100% of the salaries with the assistance of the employers who are advancing the funds to the employees so that the employees do not have to wait for their salaries, but after reimbursement, it winds up that the Federal government will have paid those salaries in full.

Employees

Paid Family Leave- Employees: In response to Coronavirus, New York State is guaranteeing workers job protection and financial compensation if you or your minor, dependent child are required to self-isolate and quarantine through an order from either the state of NY, the Department of Health, a local board of health, or any other government organization that has the authorization to require you to do so.

If you are required to quarantine because of yourself, click below for more information

If you are required to quarantine because of your minor, dependent child, click below for more information.

if you are required to care for a family member who contracts Coronavirus, click below for more information.

Unemployment: unemployment insurance benefits have increase by $600 a week for a period of 4 months. 

Student Loans

Student loan borrowers have been granted a six-month break. The six-month break is automatic, meaning borrowers won’t need to contact their student loan servicer to request it.

  • Under the stimulus package, those with federal student loans won’t need to make a payment on their debt until October 2020.

  • Any interest accrued during that time will be waived.

  • The U.S. Department of Education will stop its collection practices amid the pandemic, too.

small.png

Boro Park Jewish Community Council

FINANCIAL

For guidance and assistance with any social service needs or opportunities, reach out to the BPJCC Social Service guidance counselor experts at 718.972.6600 ext. 4615/4610

and extension 4611 for seniors.

 loans of up to $5,000

Coronvirus Financial Impact loans of up to $5,000 provided interest-free from The Hebrew Free Loan Society (HFLS) . Loans provided to low- and moderate-income residents of  NYC facing financial challenges as a result of the pandemic.

Contact Loan@HFLS.org with any questions.

Still Missing Your Stimulus Check? 

If you have not yet received your stimulus money due to not filing taxes, BPJCC's tax assistance department can help. Call Anna at (347) 482-4167 or email her at vita1@metcouncil.org.  

 Cease Debt Collection Letter

If you are facing financial hardship due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, you can request debt collection agencies to stop contacting you about your existing debt by completing the NYC Consumer Affairs Dept. form letter

Unemployment Help and FAQ 

Access NYC has provided a list of FAQ to help you assess which programs and pandemic benefits you may qualify for.

See the link below.

 Here's Precisely When You'll Get Your Stimulus Check

The IRS has laid out its game plan to pay out tens of millions of paper checks.

 

According to the Washington Post, the IRS's plan is to send its first batch of payments to those folks who have their direct deposit information on file. That's about 80 million Americans. After that, it'll begin issuing paper checks, of which it can print and send out in the neighborhood of 5 million per week.

However, the IRS isn't going to simply draw names or Social Security numbers out of a hat to determine when you'll be paid your stimulus check. Rather, it's going to be issuing paper checks on a weekly basis based on AGI and in $10,000 increments. If you know your AGI from 2019 (if you've already filed your federal return) or 2018 (if you've yet to file), this will tell you precisely when you can expect to receive your stimulus check.

  • If the IRS has your direct deposit information on file: the week ending April 17.

  • Paper checks for people with up to $10,000 in AGI: the week ending April 24.

  • Between $10,000 AGI and $20,000 AGI: the week ending May 1.

  • Between $20,000 AGI and $30,000 AGI: the week ending May 8.

  • Between $30,000 AGI and $40,000 AGI: the week ending May 15.

  • Between $40,000 AGI and $50,000 AGI: the week ending May 22.

  • Between $50,000 AGI and $60,000 AGI: the week ending May 29.

  • Between $60,000 AGI and $70,000 AGI: the week ending June 5.

  • Between $70,000 AGI and $80,000 AGI: the week ending June 12.

  • Between $80,000 AGI and $90,000 AGI: the week ending June 19.

  • Between $90,000 AGI and $100,000 AGI: the week ending June 26.

  • Between $100,000 AGI and $110,000 AGI: the week ending July 3.

  • Between $110,000 AGI and $120,000 AGI: the week ending July 10.

  • Between $120,000 AGI and $130,000 AGI: the week ending July 17.

  • Between $130,000 AGI and $140,000 AGI: the week ending July 24.

  • Between $140,000 AGI and $150,000 AGI: the week ending July 31.

  • Between $150,000 AGI and $160,000 AGI: the week ending Aug. 7.

  • Between $160,000 AGI and $170,000 AGI: the week ending Aug. 14.

  • Between $170,000 AGI and $180,000 AGI: the week ending Aug. 21.

  • Between $180,000 AGI and $190,000 AGI: the week ending Aug. 28.

  • Between $190,000 AGI and $198,000 AGI: the week ending Sept. 4.

  • All other checks (e.g., those who didn't have tax info on file): the week ending Sept. 11.

 Direct Deposit for Stimulus Payments

There is now a site for taxpayers who have elected to receive paper check refunds on their latest return (2018 or 2019) to register for direct deposit for their Stimulus Payment. Click the link below to sign up. 

You can also check the status of your payment if you have not yet received payment, and you can update your mailing address as well. 

Please note that paper checks are scheduled to go out intermittently from April through September, with lower income recipients receiving theirs first.

Most people don't have to do anything to receive the Coronavirus relief funding, as long as they've filed a tax return for either 2018 or 2019, or are receiving Social   Security or railroad retirement benefits.  Nonfilers can also apply.

FIle your taxes Free Online

 If your 2019 adjusted gross income was $69,000 or less,  find Free File Online options available here.

Be sure to review each company's offer to make sure you qualify for a free federal return. Additionally, some companies offer free state tax returns but check, as others may charge a fee.

NEW York Temporary Assistance 

Temporary Assistance (TA) is temporary help for needy men, women & children. If you are unable to work, can’t find a job, or your job doesn't pay enough, TA may be able to help you pay for your expenses. Family Assistance is available to families that have a minor child living in the home or a caretaker relative.  If eligible, you may be able to receive this assistance up to 60 months in your lifetime. If you received this assistance in another state, those months will be counted towards the total 60 months limit. Safety Net Assistance provides cash assistance to eligible needy individuals & families who are not eligible for Family Assistance.

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of New York, have no or low income, be either pregnant or responsible for a child under 18 years of age or under 19 years of age and the child regularly attends secondary school, a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident.  Adults who are determined to be able to work will need to comply with program work requirements to continue to receive this assistance.

For more information you may call the New York State Temporary Assistance hotline at 800-342-3009 or click the link below to check if you qualify for assistance.  

Gas/Electric Service

Con Edison: Con Edison has also stopped overdue bill collection and service turn off activities.  Your ConEd service will not be turned off for non-payment of a bill. Con Edison has not announced a date when they will begin turn offs of service again. 

 

Click the link below for additional information.  

National Grid: National Grid has stopped overdue bill collection and service turn off activities through the end of April 2020. So even if you do not pay your National Grid bill your service will not be turned off for at least one year.

 

Click the link below for additional information.

Stimulus Bill

The CARES Act provides one-time non-taxable cash payments to most Americans. It provides 2,400 for joint filers ($1,200 for individual filers), plus an additional $500per dependent child, 16 years of age or below.

Joint filers with an adjusted gross income (AGI) of under$150,000(or $75,000 for individual filers)will receive the full stimulus payment. Payments begin to taper off, or “phase-out,” for AGIs above$150,000

Payments will be based on the 2019 tax return, or the 2018 return if 2019 is not yet filed. There is no need to apply for the payment. The IRS will directly deposit the payment to taxpayer’s account if the IRS has the bank account information from taxpayer’s tax return.

 

For more information, click the link below.  

The Hebrew Free Loan Society

HFLS is offering a $5,000 Coronavirus Emergency loan and a $7,500 general personal loan. The $5,000 loan requires one guarantor, and the $7,500 loan requires two guarantors. Please note that a person can only apply for ONE of these loans. See the links below. 

Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners & Renters

Emergency Small Business Loans (emergency SBA 7(a) loans): Provides funding for special emergency loans of up to $10 million for eligible nonprofits and small businesses, permitting them to cover costs of payroll, operations, and debt service, and provides that the loans be forgiven in whole or in part under certain circumstances.

Taxes

All tax returns and tax payments for 2019 and estimated tax payments for 2020 otherwise due initially April 15 will not be due before July 15. This is an automatic benefit.

 

FBAR filings have an extended due date of October 15th. This is an automatic benefit.

New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS)

Emergency “life safety” financial assistance for under- resourced households with a direct impact. 

Call 212-669-6100 Monday through Friday 9 am - 5 pm

Cash Assistance Program

 

The Cash Assistance program is designed to enable NYC households with limited incomes meet the basic needs of living, shelter, food, utility, and other daily living expenses. Eligibility for and the amount of the cash assistance grant is based on household size, income, and other factors, which are detailed below under Qualifying for Cash Assistance Benefits. In NYC, households typically apply for Cash Assistance at a local Job Center or online.

Call 718-557-1399 or click the link below.

Employers

Paid Family Leave- Employers

Congress passed a law effective April 1 regarding employees discharged temporarily on leave without pay. An employer in the US of fewer than 50 employees will be required to continue to pay employees who cannot go to work and cannot “tele-work” due to school closings or childcare center closings and they're having to care for their children at home. Such employers, after having paid the salaries of those employees, will recoup their payment of such salaries dollar-for-dollar as a credit to reduce payroll taxes.

 

Effectively, the government is funding 100% of the salaries with the assistance of the employers who are advancing the funds to the employees so that the employees do not have to wait for their salaries, but after reimbursement, it winds up that the Federal government will have paid those salaries in full.

Employees

Paid Family Leave- Employees: In response to Coronavirus, New York State is guaranteeing workers job protection and financial compensation if you or your minor, dependent child are required to self-isolate and quarantine through an order from either the state of NY, the Department of Health, a local board of health, or any other government organization that has the authorization to require you to do so.

If you are required to quarantine because of yourself, click below for more information

If you are required to quarantine because of your minor, dependent child, click below for more information.

if you are required to care for a family member who contracts Coronavirus, click below for more information.

Unemployment: unemployment insurance benefits have increase by $600 a week for a period of 4 months. 

Student Loans

Student loan borrowers have been granted a six-month break. The six-month break is automatic, meaning borrowers won’t need to contact their student loan servicer to request it.

  • Under the stimulus package, those with federal student loans won’t need to make a payment on their debt until October 2020.

  • Any interest accrued during that time will be waived.

  • The U.S. Department of Education will stop its collection practices amid the pandemic, too.

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