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LULAC is working with our community partners to assist those who are most severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. We will continue to address the social-service needs of the most vulnerable among us as the situation evolves, ensuring that no Latino stands alone.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to your most frequently asked questions. We encourage you to seek out and depend on these reliable sources for accurate information.

Frequently Asked Questions (English) | Preguntas Frecuentes (Español)

Flyers & Documents

Find and share these helpful one-page resources that are fully in English and Spanish. Each will cover the steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones if you are healthy, symptomatic, unsure, or sick. Click the links below to download

Financial Assistance

U.S. Small Business Administration: Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Businesses

You can apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) at any lending institution that is approved to participate in the program through the existing U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) lending program and additional lenders approved by the Department of Treasury.

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Unemployment Benefits

Federal Government: Financial Assitance

The federal government is allowing new options for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to COVID-19.

For more information: English | Para mas informacion: En Español

Food Bank Services

Feeding America

The Feeding America network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs serve virtually every community in all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Food is available to anyone who needs it without obligation, regardless of circumstance and it is free and confidential.

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Social Security

Social Security Information

Do you have questions about your social security? Continue to check this web page for updates directly from the Social Security Administration.

For more information: English | Para mas informacion: En Español

Scams and Fraudulent Pages Alert

FCC: COVID-19 Scams Pages Alert

Scammers are constantly adapting and the recent COVID-19 national emergency is no exception. The FCC has learned of a number of ways fraudsters are seeking to take advantage of consumers.

From fake testing kits and unproven cures to government imposter scams and work from home schemes, robocall scams are being updated to reflect the current crisis. These scams prey on our most vulnerable community members and result in financial loss or worse, the use of potentially dangerous “treatments”.

The FCC has developed a COVID-19 scams page that includes tips to assist consumers with protecting themselves and their loved ones (English version / version Español) .

IRS Economic Impact Payments

The distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment.

For more information: English | Para mas informacion: En Español

Price Gouging

Price gouging is illegal, and the Office of the Attorney General has authority to prosecute any business that engages in price gouging after a disaster has been declared by the governor of your state or the president.

Find your Attorney General here to file a report | En Español

Housing Assistance

Lack of housing contributes to poor health outcomes, and linkage to permanent housing should continue to be a priority. In the context of COVID-19, the risks associated with sleeping outdoors in an encampment setting are different than with staying indoors in a congregate setting such as an emergency shelter or other congregate living facility. If you find yourself or someone you know in this situation, please refer them to the services listed below. For immediate and emergency housing, the online Homeless Shelter Directory provides information on homeless shelters and other social services throughout the country. Consult http://www.211.org/ or dial 211 from any cell or landline for a list of shelters in your area. En Español.

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Esta guía integral fue creada para abordar las necesidades de la comunidad de inmigrantes y refugiados en el estado de Illinois.

U.S. Department of the Treasury: What Treasury Is Doing

The Treasury Department is supporting American workers and businesses who are impacted by the coronavirus. In February, Secretary Mnuchin was appointed to the President’s Coronavirus Task Force, where he meets daily with the Vice President and our nation’s top health officials. For the latest information from the Task Force, click here.

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Assistance For American Workers And Families

In the weeks immediately after the passage of the CARES Act, Americans will see fast and direct relief in the form of Economic Impact Payments. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Assistance For Small Businesses

The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.

  • For a top-line overview of the program CLICK HERE
  • If you’re a lender, more information can be found HERE
  • If you’re a borrower, more information can be found HERE
  • The application for borrowers can be found HERE

Preserving Jobs For American Industry

The CARES Act assists eligible businesses looking for payroll support to keep Americans working. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Press Release: With $349 Billion in Emergency Small Business Capital Cleared, Treasury and SBA Begin Unprecedented Public-Private Mobilization Effort to Distribute Funds (HERE)

Press Release: Treasury Encourages Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 to Use Employee Retention Credit (HERE)

White House COVID-19 Updates

  • ICYMI: President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force 3/31/20 Press Briefing (VIDEO)
  • Coronavirus Guidelines for America (English and Spanish)
  • COVID-19 Apple App (CDC STATEMENT)
    Apple Inc. – in partnership with the White House Coronavirus Task Force and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – released an app and website that guides Americans through a series of questions about their health and exposure to determine if they should seek care for COVID-19 symptoms. To download the app, visit: https://www.apple.com/covid19

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