Undocumented and other workers excluded from state unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic can now receive cash relief — if they apply before the $2.1 billion fund runs out.
Money in the Excluded Workers Fund, conceived in April by New York state lawmakers, is now available to eligible state residents. The money is available on a first-come, first-served basis, with one-time payments of up to $15,600 available, according to the Department of Labor.
Current residents who lived in the state before March 27, 2020, and did not receive other forms of government unemployment or income relief are eligible to apply, according to the department.
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