Covid-19 has impacted service providers across the state, including JAC. Due to the pandemic, JAC has stopped in-person programming and has been exploring ways in which we can virtually serve the community. We know with information changing rapidly, it can be confusing to keep track of what resources are available and whether or not you qualify. Below you will find information on court updates, stimulus payments, and unemployment benefits. Given that information is changing daily, be sure to come back to this page to see what updates, if any, will impact you.
Do you have a pending court matter that has been disrupted by COVID-19? This video explains where courts currently stand across the state with an emphasis Jefferson and Orleans Parish. Be sure to check your local parish court website for the most up to date information.
Stimulus Payment Eligibility
Our partners at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) have created this helpful stimulus payment eligibility chart. The chart can be used to help determine if you are eligible for the federal government's $1,200 stimulus payment check. Be sure to check out SLLS' website for other important COVID-19 resources.
COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits
There has been a lot of confusion as to whether or not formerly incarcerated people are eligible for unemployment benefits including the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (“PUA”) program. This document helps explain several unemployment resources, how Louisiana's unemployment insurance is calculated, how your former incarceration may impact your unemployment benefit eligibility, contains several contacts for applying for unemployment benefits, and how you can appeal a rejection of an application.