We will never stop fighting for you and your family. We’ve been working around the clock to help you weather this pandemic, and wanted to update you on the resources that are available:
- More unemployment assistance. We’ve been lobbying hard for more unemployment assistance. Congress just authorized an additional $600 per week for 4 months, on top of your current benefits, and we’ll keep fighting for more.
- Cash payment. We’re also pushing for added financial support, including the $1,200 individual payments passed in this afternoon’s stimulus bill. Read more about what Congress passed here.
- Faster benefits. We successfully urged Massachusetts to waive the one week waiting period for Unemployment, so you can get the assistance you deserve.
- Expanded telehealth options. We added new telehealth options so you can avoid the doctor’s office and get the care you need right from home.
- Paid leave. We worked with industry partners to ensure that if you’re feeling sick or need to take care of a sick family member, you won’t be penalized for missing work.
- Waived suspensions. We’re waiving three-month suspensions for delinquent dues payments.
As you may have seen, Congress just passed a stimulus bill that includes additional relief for those collecting unemployment. This is a good start, but it’s not enough. Rest assured, we won’t stop fighting until you and your family get the support you need.
For more information about how the stimulus package impacts you, we’ve compiled the below Q&A.
Business Manager/Financial Secretary-Treasurer
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Married couples with no children earning $150,000 or less would receive a total of $2,400. Someone filing as head of household would get the full payment if they earn $112,500 or less. Above those income figures, the payment decreases until it stops altogether for single people earning $99,000 or married people earning $198,000.
In any given family and in most instances, everyone must have a valid Social Security number. You can find your adjusted gross income on line 8b of the 2019 1040 federal tax return.
States would have the option of providing the entire amount in one payment, or sending the extra portion separately. But it must all be done on the same weekly basis.