Tuesday, April 7, 2020
In response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Congress has passed, and continues to craft, legislation to support local communities across the nation, including small businesses, schools, and families.
Here's a look at how these relief packages can help you in a number of key areas.
From student debt to taxes to monthly bills, coronavirus is affecting your finances. NEA Member Benefits offers this roundup to help you find the information you need now. Read more >>
Public education, college debt, and more
The National Education Association compiled several informational sheets with frequently asked questions to explain different elements of the CARES Act.
Educators have been burdened by student debt for far too long, and the COVID-19 crisis risks making that debt even more burdensome. On Tuesday, April 7, the NEA hosted a webinar to explain:
Watch the recording >>
Hawaii residents, educators
The Office of U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz offers this web page for Hawaii families and businesses with information on how to access federal resources during this public health emergency. Topics include direct cash payments, individual health resources, tax relief, emergency paid leave, and more. Read more >>
The Office of U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz prepared this fact sheet to explain how the CARES Act helps Hawaii’s K–12 education system. Read more >>
The FFCRA provides employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The provisions are effective April 1, 2020, and apply to leave taken from April 1, 2020 through Dec. 31, 2020. Read more >>
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