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US labor news headlines from LabourStart

Historic bargaining agreement raises WNBA salaries
Sanders Doesn't Support USMCA Because It Doesn't Address Climate Change and Outsourcing
Puerto Rico Retirees Could Face 8.5% Cut to Pensions, in Latest Blow for Island
Delaware General Assembly staffers want to form country's first ‘partisan-inclusive' legislative worker union
Union workers vote to possibly open talks with Spirit
Disability Insurance Information
Mar 25, 2020

1.DISABILITY INSURANCE 

  • Use When
    • Unable to work due to medical quarantine or illness related to COVID-19
  • General Eligibility 
    • Lost wages because of disability 
      • Employed or actively looking for work at the time of disability
      • Unable to do regular work for at least 8 consecutive days
      • Minimum past earnings requirement
    • Under care and treatment of a licensed doctor/ religious practitioner
    • Make a claim within 49 days of the date you became disabled
    • *Citizenship and immigration status do not affect eligibility
  • COVID Eligibility
    • Unable to work “due to medical quarantine or illness”
    • Illness must be “related to” COVID-19
    • Must be certified by a medical professional
  • Benefit Details
    • Approximately 60 to 70 percent of wages (depending on income)
    • Ranges from $50-$1,300 a week for up to 52 weeks
  • How to File
SDI Online portal https://edd.ca.gov/Disability/How_to_File_a_DI_Claim_in_SDI_Online.htm
 
 
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