California benefits: Unemployment and health care

Unemployment: If you have exhausted your unemployment benefits and do not qualify for disability insurance you may be still eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance benefits up to $600 per week for 39 weeks. Click here to learn more.

Health care:  Local 2 health benefits cover the cost of COVID treatment. But if you know someone who doesn’t have good health insurance, there is a new state program that may cover any expenses if they get sick with COVID.  It doesn’t matter how much income they had last year, and it is open to everyone who lives in California, including all immigrants. Tell people you know to get the care they need to get healthy — they can apply for the program at clinics and hospitals.