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On April 5, 2020, FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the state of Oklahoma to supplement the state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on Jan. 20, 2020, and continuing.

  • CDC Eviction Moratorium

    The Centers for Disease Control order declares a national moratorium on certain residential evictions for nonpayment of rent, as well as other fees or charges. The moratorium became effective on September 4, 2020 and lasts through December 31, 2020. The moratorium applies only to tenants who meet certain requirements and provide a signed form declaration (on the previous page) to their landlords. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (OSHA)

    This page includes frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Content Detail

    By:
    US Department of Labor
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance FAQs & Important Messages

    The OESC Service Call Center is experiencing extremely high call volume and long wait times due to this unprecedented COVID-19 situation. We appreciate your patience. You can also file a claim on line quickly and access self-service features by clicking the “Claimant Access” link at Unemployment.ok.gov Read More

    By:
    Oklahoma Employment Security Commission
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020. Read More

    By:
    US Department of Labor
  • Child Visitation In the Age of Coronavirus

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    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Do I Owe Rent?

    What does the CARES Act mean for Oklahoma Renters? If you live in subsidized (HUD) housing or your landlord has a federally-backed mortgage, you are protected from eviction for non-payment of rent until at least July 25, 2020. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Economic Impact Payments for Supplemental Security Income Recipients

    People receiving SSI benefits who did not file 2018 or 2019 taxes, and have qualifying children under age 17, should immediately go to the IRS’s webpage and visit the Non-Filers: Enter Your Information section to provide their information. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • LASO Navigators have COVID 19 Healthcare Options

    During the COVID-19 season, many clients may be losing health insurance, or seeking healthcare. Assistance is available in 13 LASO offices from staff trained as Health Navigators Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Unemployment Insurance Provisions in CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act)

    The CARES Act creates three new UI programs: Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. All three programs are fully federally funded. Read More

    By:
    National Employment Law Project
  • What are the unemployment benefits available through the CARES Act?

    Legal Aid helps with unemployment benefits, including appeals. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Fake Online Coronavirus Map Delivers Well-known Malware

    A malicious website pretending to be the live map for Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins University is circulating on the internet waiting for unwitting internet users to visit the website. Visiting the website infects the user with the AZORult trojan, an information stealing program which can exfiltrate a variety of sensitive data. It is likely being spread via infected email attachments, malicious online advertisements, and social engineering. Furthermore, anyone searching the internet for a Coronavirus map could unwittingly navigate to this malicious website. Read More

    By:
    Health and Human Services
  • Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus.

    The FTC and FDA have jointly issued warning letters to seven sellers of unapproved and misbranded products, claiming they can treat or prevent the Coronavirus. Content Detail

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
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