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COVID-19 Information & Resources

If you need help in any of the following areas please call Legal Services of Eastern Missouri today at 314.534.4200 or 800.444.0514 or CLICK HERE to complete an online application now.

FOOD STAMPS, UNEMPLOYMENT & OTHER BENEFITS 

Apply for food stamps online  or call the Missouri Dept. of Social Services at 1.855.FSD.INFO (1.855.373.4636)

Apply for unemployment benefit online or call the Missouri Dept. of Labor for the St. Louis region at 314.340.4950 

 

  • CLICK HERE to see all the food-share events scheduled by the St. Louis Area Foodbank and it’s community partners.
  • CLICK HERE for a presentation about Unemployment benefits by STL TV and Legal Services.
  • CLICK HERE for an info sheet about Unemployment Benefits in Missouri during the COVID-19 crisis.

  •  CLICK HERE to see the slides from the 5/7/2020 presentation on Missouri Unemployment benefits or CLICK HERE to see the presentation in full.
  • CLICK HERE to see the slides from the 4/2/2020 presentation on Missouri Food Stamps or CLICK HERE to see the presentation in full. 
  • CLICK HERE to see the slides from the 4/6/2020 presentation on COVID-19 Stimulus payments and the “Circuit Breaker” property tax refunds or CLICK HERE to see the presentation in full.

HEALTHCARE COVERAGE

  • CLICK HERE for an info sheet on Missouri Healthcare coverage options.

  • CLICK HERE to go to the Missouri Dept. of Social Services website to learn more about Medicaid and to apply online now.

  • CLICK HERE to see the slides from the 5/21/2020 presentation on Missouri Medicaid and Other Health Coverage Optionsor CLICK HERE to see the presentation in full.

FAMILY LAW AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER, PLEASE CALL 911 FOR HELP OR CONTACT:
the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800.799.7233
or the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.4673

 

 

  • CLICK HERE for a fact sheet on Family Law during COVID-19.
  • CLICK HERE to see the slides from the 4/21/2020 presentation on Family Law & Domestic Violenceor CLICK HERE to see the presentation in full.
  • CLICK HERE for a fact sheet about Children’s Division Investigations.

 HOUSING 

REMEMBER: SELF-HELP EVICTIONS ARE ILLEGAL UNDER MISSOURI LAW

 Landlords may only evict tenants through a court process and may only enforce eviction orders with a sheriff present. It is unlawful for a landlord to turn off your utilities, enter your home without your permission, change your locks or physically remove you from your home.

CLICK HERE to go to the CDC Anti-Eviction Order page

  • RENTAL & MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE, St. Louis City – St. Louis City has allocated $5.4 million dollars of its CARES Act funding to assist City residents with their rental & mortgage payments. City Residents,  CLICK HERE for information on how to apply.
  •  CLICK HERE for a flyer of Housing Support Resources
  •  CLICK HERE to see the slides from the 4/13/2020 presentation on Housing Rights & COVID-19 or  CLICK HERE to view the presentation in full.
  •  CLICK HERE for a Frequently Asked Questions Sheet for the CARES Act
  • CLICK HERE for Mortgage Relief options from the CFPB.

Can’t afford your rent?
Use this form to create a letter to your landlord communicating that you’re struggling financially and reminding them of federal protections that may prevent your eviction. 

 EDUCATION

  •  CLICK HERE for an info sheet about your education rights during the COVID-19 restrictions.
  • CLICK HERE for an info sheet about education rights for homeless students.
  • CLICK HERE to see the slides from the 5/19/20 presentation on Special Education and COVID-19 or CLICK HERE to see the presentation in full.
  • CLICK HERE for the slides from the 8/6/2020 presentation on education rights for homeless students or CLICK HERE to see the presentation in full.

CONSUMER ISSUES

  • CLICK HERE to see the slides from the 5/4/2020 presentation on Avoiding Coronavirus Scams or CLICK HERE to see the presentation in full. 
  • Information about Student Loans and COVID-19 HERE
  •  For a fact sheet about Student Loans & COVID-19 CLICK HERE
  • CLICK HERE to see the slides from the 5/11/2020 presentation on Student Loans & COVID-19 or CLICK HERE to see the presentation in full.

 

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES

  • This SELF-HELP SHEET has information and resources to help small businesses and nonprofits
  • CLICK HERE to see the slides from the 5/28/2020 presentation on Legal Info for Businesses as they Re-Open      or CLICK HERE to view the presentation in full.

  • CLICK HERE to see the slides from the 5/18/2020 presentation on Business Contracts & Leases under COVID-19 or CLICK HERE to view the presentation in full.
  • CLICK HERE to see the slides from the 4/20/2020 presentation on Small Business Resources During COVID-19. CLICK HERE to view the presentation in full. 
OTHER HELPFUL MATERIALS

 

  • UTILITY ASSISTANCE is now available in ST. LOUIS CITY  with $3 million in electric and gas utility assistance for residents from the CARES Act through a partnership with Cooldownstlouis.org and heatupstlouis.org over the next 18 months.   CLICK HERE for more information.
  • CLICK HERE for the slideshow from the 4/27/2020 presentation on Estate Planning or CLICK HERE to see the presentation in full.
  • CLICK HERE to visit the International Institute’s COVID-19 page with additional resources for immigrants.
  • CLICK HERE for information about changes to the Public Charge requirements for immigration.

This public charge flyer is also available in four additional languages:

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ para obtener información sobre los cambios en los requisitos de Carga Pública para inmigración
KLIKNITE OVDJE za informacije o izmjenama koje se odnose na uslove za Socijalni Slučaj imigracije.
NHẤP VÀO ĐÂY để biết thông tin về các thay đổi đối với các yêu cầu Gánh Nặng Công Cộng cho các di dân.
.انقر هنا”  للحصول على معلومات حول التغييرات في متطلبات الرسوم العامة للهجرة

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