October 8, 2021 Update: NYS Department of Labor is not accepting new applications. They will process applications in the order they were received.If you applied, you can check the status of your application (https://ewf.labor.ny.gov/new) . (https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/NYDOLEWF/signup/26326) Sign up for updates (mailto:[email protected]) about the Excluded Workers Fund from NY State.If you have questions about immigration or how to access City services, help in your language is available. Call the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) hotline at 212-788-7654 from Monday to Friday, 9AM to 5PM, or email [email protected].
Note: Details for this program may change.You may be eligible for the Excluded Workers Fund if you can answer yes to all of these questions:Do you currently live in New York State and have you lived here before March 27, 2020?Did you lose at least 50% of your weekly work income, or total household income at any time between February 23, 2020 and April 1, 2021 for reasons including:losing your job?losing hours at your job?being unable to work because of illness from the virus?or did you become responsible for most of your household's income due to the death or disability of the head of your household?Are you not eligible for (https://access.nyc.gov/programs/nys-unemployment-insurance/) Unemployment Insurance (UI) (or any of the pandemic extensions of UI) due to your citizenship status?Have you earned less than $26,208 in the 12 months before April 2021?There are 2 tiers of compensation based on the information and documents that you can provide. If you are not eligible for Tier 1 ($15,600 minus taxes), you may be eligible for Tier 2 ($3,200 minus taxes).
Note: Details for this program may change.There are 2 amounts you may qualify for based on the information and documents that you can provide.Tier 1 can provide up to $15,600 (minus taxes) in total benefits.Tier 2 can provide up to $3,200 (minus taxes) in total benefits.You will need to provide 3 types of documents:Proof of work eligibilityYou may submit your ITIN as proof for Tier 1. You can also show proof that you submitted or filed a W-7 application for an ITIN. Visit an IRS office to get this proof; learn more (https://www.irs.gov/individuals/new-york-state-residents-excluded-workers-fund-payments) .Proof of who you areProof of where you liveAll documents submitted as proof of who you are (identity) must be:Certified by an issuing agency (but a driver's license, state ID, and IDNYC are considered a certified document by themselves)Unexpired (unless otherwise noted)In English, or come with a certified English translationNot mutilated or damagedYou can see the full list of required documents on the NYS DOL Excluded Workers Fund FAQ (https://dol.ny.gov/EWFApply) . For translated factsheets, scroll down to "Translated FAQs".
How to Apply
October 8, 2021 Update: NYS Department of Labor is not accepting new applications. They will process applications in the order they were received.If you applied, you can check the status of your application (https://ewf.labor.ny.gov/new) .
Get help in personFind a community based organization (https://dol.ny.gov/cbolist?f%5B0%5D=filter_term%3A1136) near you that can help you apply.Visit the websiteLearn more (https://dol.ny.gov/EWFApply) from the NY State Department of Labor.