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The CARES Act, a federal law which includes programs that provide financial assistance to individuals and families, expires on December 26th, 2020. If
you applied for assistance before December 26, 2020, the federal government will provide financial assistance for up to 39 weeks from the date you
submitted the claim.

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) may not pay benefits for a pandemic-related claim after this date, but if another program becomes available,
the TWC will notify you.

You are still able to apply for unemployment benefits through the State of Texas; however, these benefits do not include pandemic-related compensation
provided through the CARES Act. Visit the TWC website or call 800-939-6631 from 8 AM – 6 PM weekdays for assistance. The login to apply for
unemployment benefits can be found here (English and Spanish).

Due to the high volume of requests for information, the Texas Workforce Commission has also launched a new Virtual Assistant (currently in English only)
that can answer many questions automatically. Look for the “Chat With Us” box in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.



This organization has partnered with restaurant industry leaders in North Texas to offer shifts to restaurant workers affected by the pandemic at North
Texas-based nonprofits preparing, assembling and delivering meals at a wage rate of $10/hour. To apply or to get more information, visit their website.


You can email Goodwill at [email protected] with your name, city/ZIP code and contact number. A specialist will contact you to set up an
appointment for employment services. You can also contact the service center in Dallas at 214-638-2800 ext. 185.


This website has a list of job opportunities for displaced workers. Visit the website to view by category and find jobs that are fitting for you.


This website gives you a search engine to look up a variety of job openings by keyword, city or proximity (EnglishSpanish).


Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas is a free job-matching service that helps individuals find jobs in the Dallas area. To search for a list of jobs, visit
their website.


Public charge is a ground of inadmissibility. Grounds of inadmissibility are reasons that a person could be denied a green card, visa, or admission into the
United States.

A more detailed analysis of the public charge final rule can be found here.

Under the current state, undocumented workers cannot receive unemployment benefits, but cases that are applying for green cards or who are actively
seeking permanent residence through petition are eligible.

Unemployment insurance is not among the government’s list of benefit types that make someone a potential public charge, which could make you
inadmissible in court for your immigration cases.

Cases dealing with green card or permanent immigration status are the ones most reviewed for public charge (depending heavily on government benefits).

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says that people that are exhibiting the symptoms of COVID-19 should seek medical help and it will not
negatively affect a public charge analysis.

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