Resources For Workers
Unemployment Insurance: If you lost your job as a result of this pandemic, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance. You will also receive an additional $600 per week to match the average paycheck for up for 4 months of benefits. For more information about unemployment insurance benefits contact the Illinois employment insurance program here: https://www2.illinois.gov/ides/individuals/UnemploymentInsurance/Pages/default.aspx
Emergency paid leave: Many workers in Illinois currently have no paid leave and are being forced to choose between their paycheck, their health, and the health of the people around them. The emergency paid leave provisions in the CARES Act are a critical step toward protecting families’ financial security and mitigating the spread of the coronavirus. For eligibility information visit https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave if you are an employee, or https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employer-paid-leave if you are an employer.