Information and Resources on the Coronavirus

American Rescue Plan & COVID-19 Resources

Congressman Antonio Delgado is committed to helping folks across upstate New York access the resources to help them recover from COVID-19. Check out the resources below for you and your business.

 

Quick Resources:

 

  1. Department of Health: Vaccine Dashboard

  2. Small Business Administration: Business Relief 

  3. Center for Disease Control: COVID-19 Prevention Information

  4. Department of Health: COVID-19 Testing Information

 

  1. Vaccine Resources

  2. Resources for you:

    1. Unemployment Compensation 

    2. Stimulus Checks 

    3. Food Assistance 

    4. Housing Assistance 

    5. Emergency and Family Medical Leave 

    6. Health Care Coverage 

    7. Child Tax Credit 

  3. Resources for your business: 

    1. Paycheck Protection Program 

    2. Economic Injury Disaster Loans 

    3. Shuttered Venue Assistance 

    4. Restaurant Revitalization Assistance 

  4. Resources for Farmers & Producers

    1. CFAP

    2. Pandemic Assistance Programs

  5. Resources for Veterans

    1. VA Vaccines

    2. VA Services

 

Vaccine Resources:

 

The American Rescue Plan provides over $20 billion for a national COVID-19 vaccination program and to improve the administration and distribution of vaccines. These resources will be put toward:

 

  1. Research, development, manufacturing, production, and purchase of COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics to ensure we have enough vaccines for all Americans;

  2. Community vaccination centers, mobile vaccination units and more to ensure all Americans can get the vaccine; and

  3. Better communication so all Americans know when, where, and how to get the vaccine.

To receive a vaccine:

Click here or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX

 

Resources for you: 

 

Unemployment Compensation

The American Rescue Plan extends unemployment benefits of $300 per week for individuals laid off due to the pandemic until September 6, 2021.

To apply for pandemic unemployment assistance, visit the New York State Department of Labor

 

Stimulus Checks

The American Rescue Plan delivers $1,400 stimulus checks (economic impact payments) to Americans.

  1. Eligible Recipients: Single adults who reported $75,000 or less in adjusted gross income on their 2019 or 2020 tax return will receive the full $1,400 payments,
    as will heads of household who reported $112,500 or less. Couples filing jointly who earned $150,000 or less in adjusted gross income will receive the full $2,800.

  2. Ineligible Recipients: Single filers who earned more than $80,000 in adjusted gross income, heads of household who earned more than $120,000, and couples filing jointly
    with more than $160,000 in income will not receive stimulus payments in the third round.

  3. Check on the status of your stimulus payment with the IRS Get My Payment Tool

  4. For more information, visit the IRS Coronavirus FAQ webpage.

 

Food Assistance

The American Rescue Plan increases and extends benefits to ensure Americans have consistent access to food.

  1. The Plan increases maximum SNAP benefits by 15% through September 30, 2021, allowing Americans to receive more assistance for longer.

  2. The Plan invests $5 billion in the Pandemic EBT program so that low-income families have access to school meals and food assistance during the school year and summer. 

 

Housing Assistance

The American Rescue Plan ensures Americans can keep a roof over their head and have a safe place to live during the pandemic:

  1. The Plan provides a total of $27.5 billion in rental assistance, including $22.5 billion for emergency rental and utility grants and $100 million for rural housing.

  2. The Plan allocates $10 billion to the Homeowner Assistance Fund for individuals struggling to afford their home as a result of the pandemic.

  3. If you need assistance paying rent or utilities, visit the Emergency Rental Assistance webpage. 

 

Emergency Family and Medical Leave 

The American Rescue Plan extends the Families First Coronavirus Response Act through September 2021, giving an extension of credits for paid sick and family leave.

Under this legislation, some employees are required to be paid if they are not able to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under this law, employees may receive full or partial pay if:

  1. An employee is quarantining based on a law or the advice of health care provider or is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis,

  2. An employee is caring for someone who is quarantining based on a law or the advice of a healthcare provider, or

  3. An employee is caring for a child whose school or child care provider is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Health Care Coverage

The American Rescue Plan ensures that every American has access to affordable coverage throughout the pandemic: 

  1. No one will have to pay more than 8.5% of their income for a silver plan in the ACA marketplaces.

  2. Individuals below 150% of the poverty level pay will pay no premiums.  

  3. Individuals who receive unemployment at any point in 2021 will be able to purchase an ACA silver plan for zero premium.

  4. Individuals who lose their job and choose to use COBRA to continue their existing employer-sponsored health care will receive a 100% subsidy.

  5. Click here to learn more about ACA special coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

Expanded Child Tax Credit, Combating Child Poverty

The American Rescue Plan makes the child tax credit fully refundable for 2021 and increases the annual amount from the current $2,000 per child to $3,000 per child ($3,600 for a child under age 6)

  1. Under the Plan, the Secretary of the Treasury will issue advance payments of the child tax credit, based on parents’ 2019 or 2020 tax returns.
    Parents could receive regular periodic monthly advance payment of the tax credit to ensure families have access to assistance throughout the year, rather than just at tax time.
    The advance payments are slated to begin on July 1, 2021. 

  2. Those receiving the full advance payment of the child tax credit would be single filers earning up to $75,000, head of household filers earning up to $112,500,
    and joint filers earning up to $150,000. Above these thresholds, the advance payments are phased down.

  3. For more information on child & dependent tax credits, visit this IRS webpage.

 

Resources for Farmers & Producers:

The American Rescue Plan includes several key provisions to support farmers and producers and strengthen our supply chain.

 

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

For more information and to apply visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture CFAP webpage

 

Additional USDA Pandemic Assistance Programs

For more information on additional UDSA Pandemic Assistance Programs visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture Pandemic Assistance webpage

 

 

Resources for Veterans:

The American Rescue Plan includes several key provisions that will help veterans and their families recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, including funding for retraining programs and funding to address veteran homelessness.

 

VA Vaccines

To get a COVID-19 vaccine from the VA, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs vaccine information webpage.

 

VA Services

For VA Health Care, Disability, Education, and Records services, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs services webpage.