COVID-19 Resources

Emergency Assistance

Do you need help paying for an emergency expense?

The HSCC’s Emergency Assistance Program is currently OPEN! If you are a resident of the Mon Valley or Eastern Suburbs of Allegheny County and meet the following income guidelines, you might be eligible. Up to $1,000 is available per eligible applicant; funds are limited. An application does not guarantee assistance will be provided.

Complete the application here or call 412-436-9537 for more information.

Household
Size

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Gross
Income
$25,760 $34,480 $43,920 $52,999 $62,080 $71,160 $80,239 $89,320

 

Pandemic-EBT

The Family’s First Coronavirus Response Act authorized a new benefit called Pandemic EBT to help families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. The benefit will come on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, which is like a debit card. The benefits can only be spent on food items at any store that accepts SNAP (“food stamps”). P-EBT is a one-time payment that aims to help parents afford food for children who could be receiving free or reduced-price school meals if their school were open. For more information or to check your eligibility, look here: https://www.justharvest.org/faq-about-pandemic-ebt-in-pennsylvania/

Unemployment Information

If you need to file for Unemployment Compensation, go here: https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance: Self-employed workers, gig workers, 1099-independent workers are now eligible to apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. In general, PUA provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to individuals not eligible for regular unemployment compensation or extended benefits, including those who have exhausted all rights to such benefits. https://www.uc.pa.gov/COVID-19/CARES-Act/Pages/PUA-FAQs.aspx

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation: allows individuals who exhausted their UC benefits after July 1, 2019 be eligible for an additional 13 weeks of UC. Check out the FAQ page here: https://www.uc.pa.gov/COVID-19/CARES-Act/Pages/PEUC-FAQs.aspx

For up-to-date employment opportunities, go here.