IF YOU HAVE YET TO RECEIVE ANY COMPENSATION FROM UNEMPLOYMENT... you may have a $500 emergency relief check waiting for you soon.
Today the legislative Emergency Board today approved more than $200 million in Federal Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) dollars to provide further economic support for Oregonians and small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Of that amount, $35 million was allotted to fund $500 Emergency Relief Checks to Oregonians who are still waiting for unemployment benefits. More info to come, this was just voted on today.
Also, on June 10th the Oregon Employment Department launched a new informational website aimed at improving customer service for the record number of Oregonians applying for and receiving unemployment benefits.
The new site, unemployment.oregon.gov, is designed to help Oregonians more easily find information on: the new programs created by the CARES Act, whether they might qualify for unemployment benefits, how to apply, and what’s different during the pandemic.