How will losing benefits impact your family? What benefits are you not receiving that you need?

On December 31, Congress is letting the limited amount of relief benefits passed earlier this year expire. Here’s what our families stand to lose:

  • Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) which provides paid sick leave and expanded family & medical leave for hundreds of thousands of families impacted by COVID-19, including parents who needed to quit working or work part-time due to school or child care closures
  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PUEC) benefits that have been keeping thousands of Oregonians from losing their homes, starving, and/or facing financial ruin
  • The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which enables state, local, and tribal governments to provide relief dollars to families for basic necessities like food and utilities, and also support small business owners.

We can’t stress this enough: Thousands of Oregonians will not survive this pandemic without extended and expanded support.

Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Jeff Merkley from Oregon are fighting hard to make sure their Congressional colleagues don’t log off for the holidays without passing a relief bill. They need to hear from you so they can share your story with other members of Congress! Share your message above.

Our sister nonprofit organization, Family Forward Oregon, has compiled a list of resources that may be helpful for some Oregonians impacted by COVID-19 and the current recession: