- Guidance from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
- Employee rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act – a poster all employers who fall within the purview of FFCRA are required to post in workplaces (or email to remote workers). The poster contains information about worker rights under the Act. Employers were required to post effective April 1.
- Disability Law Center – has resources for individuals with disabilities who need information about their rights during the pandemic.
- Eviction Information for Tenants
- Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS) provided free civil (non-criminal) legal assistance to low income individuals and families.
- Resources for tenants during COVID-19 pandemic
- Recursos para Inquilinos de Massachusetts durante la pandemia de COVID-19
- Recursos da MHP para inquilinos de Massachusetts durante a pandemia COVID-19
Food Service & Restaurant Workers:
The Restaurant Strong Fund provides aid to restaurant workers impacted by the Covid-19 closures. Others can donate funds on the website.
Front Line Worker Resources:
Front Line Worker Resources – A directory of information for workers, including resources on health insurance, consumer protection, unfair debt collection, utilities shut-off protection, eviction, and federal stimulus funding.
Massachusetts Health Connector – Find important information, updates and resources about coronavirus (COVID-19) for Health Connector members and applicants.
- Comcast Internet Essentials
- Verizon Fios Low-Income Internet Program
- RCN’s Internet First Program – provides affordable access for families and students in low-income households.
One Tough Job connects parents with parenting information, ideas, and on-the-ground resources. Also provides connections to other moms and dads who have asked the same questions and faced similar challenges.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) will provide up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to individuals who are not working as a result of COVID-19 and are self-employed, independent contractors, gig economy workers, and others who otherwise would not qualify for regular unemployment compensation or extended benefits under state or federal law or Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation. (The $600 FPUC benefit expired July 25. The DUA is awaiting federal guidance on whether the program will be renewed.)
The estimated 400,000 undocumented immigrants who live and work in Massachusetts do not qualify for federal assistance or state unemployment benefits. MassUndocuFund was formed to support those victims of the COVID-19 crisis.
- Unemployment Benefits– Massachusetts is providing unemployment assistance to workers impacted by COVID-19 and has waived the one-week waiting period for unemployment benefits.
- Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) – is providing an additional $600 per week to individuals who are collecting regular unemployment compensation. (The $600 FPUC benefit expired July 25. The DUA is awaiting federal guidance on whether the program will be renewed.)
- Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Returning to Work, guidance and FAQs from the State Department of Unemployment Assistance.
- Eversource is providing several measures to assist its customers, including small businesses. The company is postponing customer disconnections for non-payment and assisting customers with financial programs to help pay their bills. Eversource is also providing extended payment arrangements for small business customers.
- Self Help, Inc. a nonprofit Community Action Agency (CAA) helps low-income families and individuals stabilize and secure their lives through a range of services including fuel and energy programs.