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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.  Federal funding is also available to state, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures (Category B), including direct federal assistance under Public Assistance, for all areas affected by COVID-19 at a federal cost share of 75 percent.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
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