Have you been laid off due to COVID-19? There is a tangle of government programs available to help people, and our Union is here to help you make sense of them.

Step 1. File for unemployment.

Governor Brown has issued an executive order loosening the rules around unemployment to help people who are quarantined or temporarily out of work due to COVID-19 – this includes people who need to stay at home to care for a child. Claims can be filed at Oregon.gov/employ or by calling 1-877-FILE-4-UI (1-877-345-3484).

Step 2. Healthcare.

You may be eligible to receive COBRA.

You may be eligible to buy health insurance from the Market place.

Step 2. Food Assistance/Food Stamps.

You may be eligible to receive COBRA.

You may be eligible to buy health insurance from the Market place.