An economic relief check distributed by the IRS to help with hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic. It may take some time for the IRS to get through its backlog of work.
Visitors to the New York Department of Labor are turned away at the door by personnel because of closures over coronavirus concerns in New York on March 18. New York state began offering job protections for those required, or cautioned, to self-isolate or quarantine by a government entity.
Jonathan Baird and his wife, Nichole, say they've had to decide between making their car payment and buying food since she lost her job in the pandemic. His mortgage and auto lenders told him he didn't qualify for help.
The pandemic and its economic fallout have made it harder for those who experience domestic violence to escape their abuser, say crisis teams, but the National Domestic Violence Hotline is one place to get quick help. Text LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474 if speaking by phone feels too risky.
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The IRS has announced that with employer approval, employees will be allowed to add, drop or alter some of their benefits — including flexible spending account contributions — for the remainder of 2020.
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A patient with suspected COVID-19 arrives at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn in early April. Even as the risk of big medical bills climbs, many Americans are losing their jobs and health insurance right now.
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A customer looks at trucks Friday at a Toyota dealership in El Monte, Calif. Car sales have been recovering for several weeks despite the continuing coronavirus outbreak.
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