A and B day school unemployment aid for parents
My wife can not get a job because of the Long Island school schedule (A and B day). And my paycheck is not enough for bills. Does anyone know where my wife can apply for any federal or state level unemployment assistance?
Great question - but unfortunately there isn't a good answer. She can try for PUA - Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, but there are no guarantees. Found this article: Without Child Care, Back-to-Work Parents Have Few Legal Options that may shed more light on the topic.
you have to work in the last 6 months for unemployment
Was she working before COVID and had to leave her job because of the school schedule? It is complicated - there are rules requiring companies to offer paid leave (FFCRA is the name of the program) and the pandemic unemployment program that Kai mentioned. I would absolutely suggest applying for PUA (you can do it here for NYC and see if she is eligible). https://dol.ny.gov/pandemic-unemployment-assistance. There are also some part time jobs that she could potentially get on the 2 days the kids are in school and/or weekends. You can search for them on our job search (https://www.jobcase.com/jobs/search) and check the "part time" box to filter for part time roles. Lastly, has she considered working with other families in town that might need childcare for the kids on remote school days? Other families (maybe even with kids in the same grade or class?) could pay her to host & supervise their kids doing remote learning in your home and then play together after school until they get home from work? In our area they are calling these learning "pods". Care.com is a place she could probably find more information about how to do this. https://www.care.com/c/stories/16935/teaching-jobs-outside-classroom/. Good luck to both you & your life - I know this is a difficult time!
A lady couldn't find a job because a disease troubled the world after she had gotten it. We were quarantined because we were able to get it if we didn't stay in our house or wait our masks around her. So she was very poor for very long. Then finally she came home saying I don't have it so she had to build up her money by babysitting for a very long while. Finally she got enough to pay off her debt. And was free of everything forever.
Simular sitt with virtual schooling..