We’ve updated our resource list to help you in this stressful time.
The Center for Disease Control has put together a Self Checker to help assess your symptoms and provide strategies for how to deal with them. Both UPMC and the Allegheny Health Network are offering video visits and most insurance providers have waived copays for COVID-19 related costs.
If you lost your health insurance or are struggling to cover your premiums, the Marketplace has options to keep you covered.
PACE is now offering early prescription refills to its program participants. Many pharmacies are also offering at home delivery of prescriptions.
If you lost your job or have been furloughed, be sure to file for unemployment.
If you are self-employed, an independent contractor, or work in the gig economy you are also eligible for Unemployment benefits through Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.
PA Unemployment now offers a Live Chat feature if you have questions about benefits or need assistance filing your claim.
The Bellevue Farmer’s Market is offering meal delivery to residents within a 3-mile radius from the center of Bellevue. Dates and times vary, so check their Facebook to learn more.
Allegheny County has put together a regularly updated Free Food Distribution Site map.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost. Apply to the Emergency Food Assistance Program.
Other Financial Assistance
The Federal CARES Act has put strict limits on who can be evicted at this time. Learn more.
Federal Student Loans have automatically been placed in Forebearance until 9/30/20.
The United Way’s 211 line is an amazing resource at any time. All calls are confidential and offer professionally trained representatives who can help you access social services in your area.
Staying connected in quarantine increasingly means being online. If you do not have Internet at home, you may qualify for free or discounted service through Internet Essentials.
If you file for unemployment, you’ll need to set up an account with PA Career Link, however they have waived the application requirement at this time.
If you are still looking, the easiest way to find local jobs is to type “Jobs near me” into a Google search. If your location services are on, this will scour the web for job listings in your area.
If you are in a low risk group, many of the essential services are hiring. Check your local grocery store, pharmacy, dollar stores, and big box store. Think Giant Eagle, CVS, Dollar General, and Target. If you have an automobile, delivery services like UberEats and InstaCart are always looking. And of course, Amazon!
The Bellevue Borough Police Department is using the CrimeWatch site to inform residents of the latest closures, mandates, and news. Be sure to subscribe to get alerts in your inbox.
Governor Wolf’s web site is informative and regularly updated with statewide plans for responding to COVID-19.
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