Here at Catholic Social Services, we are providing help and creating hope for all.

With the ever-changing news, guidelines, and procedures around COVID-19, we wanted to share these graphics that may assist those navigating the CARES Act, also known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. The CARES Act includes stimulus payments and expanded unemployment benefits, as well as many other components.

Access Cash Payments

Wondering if you’ll receive a direct cash payment by direct deposit or a government-issued check? Use this diagram to learn if you’re eligible and what to expect.

Receive Unemployment Benefits

You could receive extended unemployment benefits even if you recently exhausted your existing benefits. Follow this chart to see how you can receive unemployment benefits based on your current situation.

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We are here to help. Read about our response to COVID 19, including available programs and services, volunteer needs, and ways to support the community.

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