Resources for All during COVID-19 Crisis

Click here to check resources for small businesses.

Click here to check resources for students and youth.

Click to check out the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment!


As the City ordered all non-essential businesses to shut down during COVID-19 emergency, we know that the Chinatown community needs support more than ever. During this crisis, we created this one-stop resource page to provide information and resources for renters, employees, small business owners, and those who are in need.

For updated information and guidance on COVID-19 from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, visit here. Refer to the CDC’s website for additional information.

PCDC will be available to assist you or refer you to the right resource.

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City of Philadelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA) published a resource guide for immigrants, refugees and asylees as it relates to COVID. It is available in Indonesian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and Khmer. Click here to access the guide:

費城移民事務辦公室(OIA)發布了與疫情相關的移民,難民和被收容者資源指南。 它提供印度尼西亞語,中文,越南語,韓語和高棉語。 單擊此處訪問指南:


Update on the Status of Eviction Hearings

(This information was last updated on Monday, April 27)

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ordered that there can be no eviction filings, no eviction hearings and no lockouts in Pennsylvania through the end of May, 2020.

For anyone with an eviction hearing scheduled before April 1st, your hearing is postponed and you will get a new Court date. Please check your mail for this new Court date.

If you have any tenant-related questions, please call the hotline at 267-443-2500 and leave a message. Someone will try to return your call within 24 hours.

(Source: Community Legal Services of Philadelphia)

If you are a public housing resident or have a subsidy through PHA

(This information was last updated on March 13, 2020)



Effective immediately, PHA has suspended all evictions for thirty (30) days. PHA will be postponing all court appointments where residents have failed to pay rent. Residents are still required to pay rent  

Hardship Rent Abatement 

If a resident has experienced a financial hardship, such as the loss of a job or decrease in hours or pay, they can apply for a hardship waiver of their rent that will be made retroactive from the date of the hardship event.   

Rental Payments All rent payments are to be dropped off at secure site office mailbox. Rent receipts will be mailed to you once payment is received and processed and such payment will also be reflected in your rent statement.


Hardship Rent Abatement Housing Choice Voucher (formerly Section 8) clients who have experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19 virus, such as the loss of a job or decrease in wages, can apply for a hardship waiver of rent, which will be made retroactive from the date of the hardship event. (Source: Philadelphia Housing Authority COVID-19 Update on March 13, 2020)


Unemployment Compensation

Employees in Pennsylvania who are out of work because of the coronavirus may be eligible for unemployment and workers’ compensation benefits.

Employees may be eligible if:
● Your employer temporarily closes or goes out of business because of COVID-19;
● Your employer reduces your hours because of COVID-19;
● You have been told not to work because your employer feels you might get or spread COVID-19; or
● You have been told to quarantine or self-isolate, or live/work in a county under government-recommended mitigation efforts.

Link to apply: . If you need help applying for unemployment benefit, call PCDC at 215-922-6156.

Expansion of Unemployment Compensation – Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) for Self-Employed and Contractors & More

The United States’ coronavirus relief package, known as the CARES Act, will provide a new temporary federal program call Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).
In general, PUA provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to individuals not eligible for regular unemployment compensation. Individuals covered under PUA include:

  • Self-employed (i.e. independent contractors, gig economy workers, and workers for certain religious entities)
  • Those seeking part-time employment
  • Individuals lacking sufficient work history
  • Those who otherwise do not qualify for regular unemployment compensation or extended benefits

How do I know if I should apply for “regular” unemployment compensation (UC) or for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)? You should file for regular UC if you have an employer and

  • you have been laid off, or
  • your hours have been reduced through no fault of your own, or
  • you cannot work because a medical or public official has directed you to quarantine or self-isolate because of COVID-19 exposure, symptoms, or a positive diagnosis; or
  • you are caring for someone who is suspected of having or has tested positive for COVID-19.

You should file for PUA if you are ineligible for regular UC because you have lost income due to COVID-19 and

  • are self-employed, or
  • are seeking part-time work, or
  • lack sufficient work history, or
  • have exhausted all rights to regular UC or extended benefits.

File for PUA


Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 provides for a temporary emergency increase in unemployment compensation (UC) benefits, referred to as the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program.

This program provides an eligible individual with $600 per week on top of the weekly benefit amount he or she receives from certain other UC programs.  An individual must first be eligible for UC or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits to qualify for the additional $600 per week in benefits.

Individuals don’t need to do anything extra to receive the $600. Continue to file biweekly claims – benefits will be automatically updated.  



$1,200 Economic Impact Payment

———————– UPDATED ON 4/15/2020 ————————

(Source: IRS

The IRS is committed to helping you get your Economic Impact Payment as soon as possible. The payments, also referred to by some as stimulus payments, are automatic for most taxpayers. No further action is needed by taxpayers who filed tax returns in 2018 and 2019 and most seniors and retirees. Check this page for update:

Common Questions:

For people that have Employment Authorization Document like A5 or C8 cards, are they eligible for the Economic Impact Payment? 

If the individual has a social security number and is not claimed as a dependent by another person, he/she is eligible.

For new immigrants that did not report 2018 and 2019 returns, and not on the social security system, can they receive the payment and how? 

They will need to provide necessary information to the IRS.  The IRS has launched a platform for non-filers to receive payments. Please click this link to enter payment info: IRS will use this information to determine your eligibility and payment amount and send you an Economic Impact Payment. After providing this information you won’t need to take any additional action.

Information you will need to provide:

  • Full name, current mailing address and an email address
  • Date of birth and valid Social Security number
  • Bank account number, type and routing number, if you have one
  • Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) you received from the IRS earlier this year, if you have one
  • Driver’s license or state-issued ID, if you have one
  • For each qualifying child: name, Social Security number or Adoption Taxpayer Identification Number and their relationship to you or your spouse

If you receive the following benefits, IRS already have your information and you will receive $1,200. Do not use this application if you receive:

  • Social Security retirement, disability (SSDI), or survivor benefits
  • Railroad Retirement and Survivor Benefits

Special note: People in these groups who have qualifying children under age 17 can use the application above to claim the $500 payment per child.

For people that have no legal status but have social security numbers, are they eligible? 

Yes, an individual who has a social security number and is not claimed as a dependent by another person is eligible.

Is there any age limit on dependents to receive the $500 payment? 

Yes, 16. For every qualifying child age 16 or under, the payment will be an additional $500. The age is determined as of the end of 2019.   

For babies born in 2020, are they eligible for payment? How do parents receive the dependent payment when the baby is not on the 2019 tax return? 

Yes, parents do get the $500, but not this year. The payment is based on the last tax filing when you did not declare your child. However, under the bill, parents are supposed to get that $500 next year in the form of a tax credit. 

For dependents that are over the age 16, on parents’ return but also file their own return, would they qualify for any payment? 

No. Individuals who are claimed as a dependent by another person are not eligible. 

If taxpayers had their refund split into different accounts, which account would they receive payment? 

Use the “Get My Payment” application to:

  • Check your payment status
  • Confirm your payment type: direct deposit or check
  • Enter your bank account information for direct deposit if we don’t have your direct deposit information and we haven’t sent your payment yet

Why the Economic Impact Payment amount could be different than anticipated?

Click here to find out.

Emergency Assistance for Low-Income Families

Application open: Monday, May 11 through June 12

Qualifying families will be issued a one-time grant equal to two months of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits. For example, a qualifying family of three would receive a one-time grant of $806 through the program.


  • Families must have a child under the age of 18 or a woman who is currently pregnant.
  • Families must have at least one person in the household who was employed as of March 11, 2020 and experienced an hour or wage reduction of at least 50 percent for two weeks or more or lost employment entirely due to the public health crisis.
  • Families must meet income limits of 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and have no more than $1,000 in a savings or checking account.

The emergency assistance application is available online at

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program Starts Early

Application open: May 20, 2020 – December 31, 2020

Senior citizens and people with disabilities will receive early rebates through Pennsylvania’s property tax and rent rebate program this year rather than having to wait until the usual distribution date on July 1 to help ease some of their financial burden related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Pennsylvanians age 65 and older;
  • Widows and widowers age 50 and older;
  • People with disabilities age 18 and older.
  • The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters, and half of Social Security income is excluded. 
  • Spouses, personal representatives or estates may also file rebate claims on behalf of claimants who lived at least one day in 2018 and meet all other eligibility criteria.

More information:


There will be no gas, electric, water or landline phone shutoffs in Philadelphia until at least May 1. In addition, the Philadelphia Water Department will restore service to delinquent customers whose service has been terminated. The reactivation fee will be waived. PGW and PECO are waiving new late payment charges through at least May 1. (Source: Department of Planning and Development , last accessed 3/23/2020)


PECO is suspending service disconnections for non-payment and forgiving all new late payment fees until at least May 1, 2020.  Additionally, PECO has closed the Customer Solution Center (in-person support at PECO’s Main Office Building – 2301 Market Street, Phila PA) until further notice.  This closure is for the protection of both customers and employees from potential exposure to the virus.  For more information, click here.


PGW is suspending non-payment terminations and will waive new late payment charges until further notice. Please note that regular billing will continue for all customers. We strongly encourage our customers to make arrangements to stay up to date with their bill during the moratorium, if possible.

PGW has closed all five PGW Customer Service Centers until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Visit PGW’s Ways to Pay to learn the many remaining ways to pay your PGW bill.

The Public Utility Commission has suspended “all door-to-door, in-person and public event sales activities” by competing electric and natural gas suppliers in light of social distancing recommendations during the pandemic. PGW crews are continuing with emergency leak response and service turn-ons only; so other than emergency response work all customers will have a scheduled appointment and should expect PGW’s arrival.

Customers can visit us online any time or call their Call Center at 215-235-1000 (M-F; 8 AM to 6 PM).

Comcast Increased Access to and Speeds of Internet Essentials to Support Americans Through Coronavirus Pandemic

On March 12th, Comcast announced that the company will help more low-income Americans to connect to the internet and increase speed for all new and existing Internet Essentials customers.

  • Speeds will increase from 15/2 MBPS to 25/3 for all new and existing customers, and will become the speed of the service going forward.
  • New families who connect will get 60 days of Internet service for free.
  • The Internet Essentials program is normally available to all qualified low-income households in Comcast’s service area for $9.95/month.

About Internet Essentials
The Internet Essentials program is available to all qualified low-income households in Comcast’s service area. It offers low-cost internet service for $9.95/month, the option to purchase a heavily subsidized computer for under $150, and access to digital skills training materials online, in print, and in-person. Since 2011, Internet Essentials has helped connect more than 8 million people, from 2 million low-income households to Internet at home.

To sign up, applicants should go to The website can be read in seven different languages and includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in ASL. There are also two dedicated phone numbers. For English call 1-855-846-8376. Spanish-only speakers can call 1-855-765-6995.

LIHEAP Recovery Crisis Program

Application opens through August 31, 2020, or until funds are exhausted

This program includes two components that will aid Pennsylvania residents who may need assistance with their heating costs due to the pandemic.

  • Crisis Applications — The 2019-2020 Crisis maximum benefit has been increased to $800. Any LIHEAP Crisis-eligible household, including those that met the previous maximum of $600, would be eligible for a Crisis grant under this program. You can find information about how to submit an application below.
  • Supplemental Benefits — Many households who received a LIHEAP Crisis payment during the regular LIHEAP season will receive a one-time issuance of $100. This payment will be sent to the vendor that received their most recent LIHEAP payment. Households who receive this issuance will be notified by mail. This $100 issuance will count towards the new maximum Crisis benefit amount for the household. This benefit will be issued automatically and no application is needed.


  • Be responsible for paying their primary or secondary heating source.
  • Have a total household income at or below 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines (FPIG)
  • Be in jeopardy of having their heating utility service terminated, be without heating utility service or heating fuel, or be within 15 days of being without heating fuel.
  • The Crisis funds available to the household must be able to remedy the crisis situation

Apply online or by paper:


Source: Pennsylvania Health Access Network, last updated March 25, 2020.


  • All major medical, Affordable Care Act (ACA)-compliant plans , including those available through , should cover medically appropriate COVID-19 diagnostic testing and associated treatment. Many insurers have announced that they will cover medically appropriate COVID-19 testing without any copays, deductibles, or cost-sharing for consumers.
  • Loss of job-based coverage qualifies individuals for a special enrollment period. If individuals enrolled in Marketplace plans lose income, they may qualify for increased subsidy, or may now be eligible for Medicaid coverage. Please go to to update your income and learn more about your options.
  • Medicaid (Medical Assistance) and CHIP covers medically appropriate laboratory testing for COVID-19 without copays. Associated treatment for COVID-19 is also covered, although there may be a nominal copay. If you cannot afford the copay at the time you receive the service, you will not be denied treatment, although your provider may send you a bill for the copayment amount.
  • Testing is also free for consumers who are uninsured. If individuals believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19, and do not have a primary care provider, they should visit a local ER, clinic, or urgent care center.
  • Medicaid applications are still being processed, and individuals should apply as normal. Individuals should note on the application if they have a health emergency related to COVID-19. DHS will continue to prioritize Medicaid applications where there is an immediate health concern, and self-attestations will be accepted.
  • Excepted benefit policies, short-term, limited-duration (STLD) health insurance coverage, and/or health care sharing ministries can have significant limitations on coverage and may not provide the same level of access.


  • Testing is available through the PA Department of Health (DOH) and commercial laboratories. In both cases, physician referral is needed.
  • For testing through the DOH, consultation with the DOH is required . Physicians should call for consultation if:
    • The patient is a contact of a confirmed case and is sick;
    • The patient resides in a congregate care setting and is sick;
    • The patient is a healthcare worker and is sick;
    • The patient is hospitalized with relevant symptoms and has no alternative diagnosis.
  • For testing through a commercial laboratory, consultation with the DOH is not required , and physicians can test if:
    • The patient does not meet the above criteria, but is symptomatic;
    • The patient does not meet the above criteria, is asymptomatic, but wants to be tested.
  • Drive-thru testing is starting to become available in Philadelphia, but only available to those who have been directly referred by a physician

If consumers have questions about their insurance policy, contact your insurance or the Department of Health’s consumer hotline at (877) 881-6388.

Behavioral Health

  • The PA Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) has temporarily suspended certain requirements for providing behavioral health services via telehealth.
  • Staff may deliver telehealth services via telephonic and video communication applications such as FaceTime or Skype available on smartphones, and through telephonic only devices when video technology is not available.

Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities (MAWD)

Consumers who are eligible for MAWD can be granted Good Cause during periods where they are furloughed from employment . MAWD coverage will not be canceled based on a lack of employment. Additionally, Good Cause can be granted to waive MAWD premium payments for up to two months.

Trusted information from Jefferson Health

Jefferson Health created the Health Nexus to provide trusted information from public health experts.

PCDC provided Chinese translation for two articles, the Biology of Coronavirus Preventative Measures and Spread the Science, Not the Virus.

Food Resource

Free, nutritious food for everyone

Philadelphia students and residents can get free food now! Visit this website for details:

About the food sites:

  • Sites are open Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
  • Residents can pick up one box per household. Supplies will last up to five days.
  • Residents do not need to present an ID or proof of income for eligibility.
  •  Food sites are supported by the City, Share Food Program, and Philabundance.

About the student meal sites:

  • 49 School District schools are open from 9 a.m – noon on Mondays and Thursdays. Each child will receive six meals.
  • Six Philadelphia Housing Authority community centers are open from 9 a.m. – noon every weekday. Each child will receive breakfast and lunch.
  • Several charter schools are also distributing meals. Times and days vary.
  • Any child is eligible at any site. No ID is required. 

Click here to view the list of Catholic Social Services Food Cupboards which provide Emergency Food Resources during School Closures.

Senior Meal Sites

The City of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Corporation for Aging are working together to ensure that older adults have access to free and nutritious food in spite of the challenges caused by COVID-19. Free grab-and-go meals are available at locations throughout the city. 

On Lok Senior Center in Chinatown is one of the meal sites. It’s located at 219 N. 10th St. (19107), phone 215-599-3016. Seniors should call ahead to reserve a meal. This applies to all senior meal sites.

  • To reserve meals in a language other than English, call the PCA helpline: 215-765-9040
  • Days and hours vary. Please call each site for specific information and to register.
  • Most sites are for adults 60 and over. The three Parks & Recreation older adult centers are for adults 55 and over.
  • Five to seven meals are available per week for each senior who registers.
  • Family members of seniors may pick up meals, with prior arrangement at each site. Centers will also work with PCA to arrange for meals to be home delivered, if needed.

Click the link to check other locations of senior meal sites:

SNAP/Food Assistance

Source: Community Legal Services , last accessed 4/28/2020

If you get SNAP, you may get extra benefits on your EBT card to help buy food during the COVID-19 crisis. Only those who were not getting the maximum SNAP benefit will get these extra benefits (called a “SNAP supplement”). The extra amount will bring households who get a partial benefit up to the maximum amount for their household size. Click here to learn about the details.

to learn about the details.

Source: Pennsylvania Health Access Network, last updated March 25, 2020.

  • The federal rule that says able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDS) would be subject to a three-month time limit on receiving SNAP has been halted until further notice.
  • Non-ABAWD SNAP cases are prohibited from termination for the next three months, and work requirements will be modified for flexibility.
  • Emergency SNAP applications can be expedited and issued in 5 days. Pennsylvanians can apply for SNAP online at
  • The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture also has information on its website at: If individual food pantries close, individuals can call their regional food bank, all of which are operating.
  • A full list of what is covered and not covered by SNAP can be found in our SNAP Handbook, section 503.3, at These are specified in federal regulation and no changes or modifications were made as a part of the COVID-19 bill that Congress passed.

Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Supplemental Payments

Households with children eligible for free and reduced-priced meals under the National School Lunch Program (NLSP) or the School Breakfast Program (SBP) will receive payments. Benefits will be provided to all eligible children whether or not they currently receiveSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.


  • The benefit amount is $5.70 per school day per child.
  • The benefit period for which P-EBT benefits can be issued is March 16, 2020 to June 12, 2020.
  • P-EBT benefits will be issued as a One Time Issuance (OTI) for a pre-determined number of days based on when the child became eligible for NSLP or SBP.

Children who are identified as part of an open TANF or SNAP household will receive their P-EBT benefit directly on the household’s current EBT card the same way current SNAP benefits are received. Households with children who are not identified as part of an open SNAP or TANF household will be issued a white P-EBT card.

More information:

Free pregnancy, baby and toddler supports during COVID-19

Are you pregnant or caring for an infant or toddler? Philadelphia Department of Public Health provides a list of resources and free supplies available to you and your family during COVID-19:

It includes Breastfeeding Support, Free Baby Food and Diapers, Free Cribs, and Online / Virtual Pregnancy and Family Support Programs.

PCDC Daily Resource Sharing

PCDC is hosting ZOOM online webinars to share resources with the community. The Webinars are in Chinese only. We host the webinars from Monday to Friday, 11 AM – 12 PM. You can join on your computer by click, password: 697044, or call in by phone: 646-558-8656,Meeting ID: 678274909,Password: 697044.

You can watch the past webinars here: The topics include how to apply for Unemployment Benefit, Philadelphia 2019 COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund, SBA loans, Census 2020, etc.


PCDC calls all people to stand in social solidarity against hate, xenophobia, and racial targeting of ethnic Chinese and Asian Americans due to harmful stereotyping about COVID-19.The false belief that individuals are contagious because they are ethnic Chinese or Asian American is resulting in harassment, assaults, and destruction of property against Asian Americans. PCDC condemns these cowardly actions by perpetrators.
PCDC is acting to get Philadelphia residents and businesses the government resources and services necessary to stay safe and free from racist attacks.

If you have been intimidated, harassed, or assaulted and blamed for coronavirus, please report immediately.

What should I do to report acts of hate or bias?

  1. If you are a victim of any crime, you should call 911 to report it and to get further assistance (e.g. medical attention and victim services). 
  2. To report hate crimes and bias incidents (non-emergency) related to fear ofCOVID-19, you should contact the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) at 215-686-4670 or  Anonymous reports can be made to the PCHR hotline at 215-686-2856. You can find more information at
  3. Report to PCDC through this link: PCDCwould like to record these incidents and report to the government in order to seek support. Only when we have more people to report these terrible incidents, can we get more attention, more support, and then change the situation.

What should I do if I experience discrimination?  

If you believe you are being treated differently or experiencing discrimination from your employer, housing provider, businesses, places of public accommodation, and City services based on your actual or perceived race, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, or fear of COVID-19, contact the PCHR at 215-686-4670 or email at  For more information on the process or to download a complaint form, visit the PCHR website.  

Click here for Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission’s Hate Crimes and COVID-19 Guidance.

隨著費城市政府下令在新冠病毒緊急情況下關閉所有非必要企業,我們知道華埠社區比以往任何時候都需要更多的支持。 在這場危機期間,我們創建了這個一站式資源及信息頁,為租房者,企業員工,小型商戶和有需要的人提供信息和資源。

有關費城公共衛生部有關新冠病毒的最新信息和指南,請訪問此處。 有關更多信息,請訪問美國疾病控制與預防中心網站




















減免房租住房選擇券(以前叫做Section 8)的客戶因COVID-19病毒而遭受財務困難,例如失業或工資下降,可以申請免除從困難事件發生之日起的租金。






  • 您的工作因COVID-19而暫時關閉或倒閉;
  • 由於COVID-19,您的雇主減少了您的工作時間;
  • 有人告訴您不要工作,因為您的雇主認為您可能會感染或傳播COVID-19
  • 在政府建議的緩解措施下,您被告知要隔離或自我隔離,或在家里生活/工作。

申请链接:。如果你需要幫助申請失業補助,請致電PCDC,215-922-6156, 我們可以提供協助。

擴大失業補償金– 為自僱人士和承包商提供的失業救助金(PUA)

美國的冠狀疫情救助方案(稱為CARES法案)將提供一個新的臨時性的聯邦救助計劃,稱為 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)

  • 自僱人士(即獨立承包商,打零工的以及某些宗教實體的工人)
  • 臨時工
  • 缺乏工作經歷的人
  • 那些沒有資格獲得定期失業金或額外福利的人


  • 您已被解僱,或
  • 您的工作時間沒有因自己的過錯而減少,或者
  • 由於有COVID-19症狀或陽性診斷,醫學或公共官員要求您隔離或自我隔離,因此您無法工作;或者
  • 您正在照料COVID-19的疑似病人或經測試呈陽性的人。


  • 是自僱人士,或
  • 正在尋臨時工作,或
  • 缺乏足夠的工作經歷,或
  • 已經用盡了常規失業或擴展福利的所有權利。





该计划为符合条件的个人提供每周600美元的补助金,这个补助金可以在他或她从某些其他失业补偿(UC)计划获得的每周福利额度进行叠加。 个体必须首先有资格获得失业赔偿(UC)福利才能有资格获得每周额外的600美元福利。

该个体不需要做其他事就能拿到600美元。 他/她只需要继续每两周提交一次索赔,则其福利额度会自动更新。




———————— 4/15/2020 最新信息 ————————–





  • 擁有有效的社會安全號碼
  • 不是其他任何報稅人的受撫養人
  • 調整後的收入低於津貼分配所要求的最高限額

調整後的個人總收入不超過$ 75,000的稅收申報人、總收入不超過$ 112,500且支付超過一半家庭開銷的單身父母和總收入不超過$ 150,000的聯合申報的已婚夫婦將獲得全額。 對於收入高於這些金額的申報者,總收入超出75,000美元/112,500美元/150,000美元的每100美元,津貼金額將減少5美元。 收入超過$ 99,000的單身申報人、收入超過$ 112,500的單身父母和收入超過$ 198,000的沒有孩子的聯合申報人將不能得到津貼。社會保障領取者、鐵路退休人員和領取殘疾救濟金和老兵救濟金的人員也符合領取津貼的資格。這還包括那些在一般情況下不需要提交報稅表的低收入人群、無收入人群和全部收入都來源於特定的津貼項目的人群。領取社會保障金或者鐵路退休金的退休人員將自動收到津貼。

提交2019年或2018年納稅申報表的合格納稅人將自動獲得最高為每人1,200美元或已婚夫婦2,400美元的經濟影響津貼。 如果有符合資格的孩子,他們的父母還將額外獲得每個孩子500美元的經濟影響津貼。

絕大多數人不需要採取任何行動。 國稅局將計算並自動將經濟影響津貼發給符合條件的人。
對於已經提交了2019年納稅申報表的人,國稅局將使用此信息來計算付款金額。 對於尚未提交2019年納稅申報表的人,國稅局將使用其2018年納稅申報表中的信息來計算付款額。 經濟影響津貼將直接存入登記在納稅人提交的報稅表中的銀行帳戶中。

國稅局沒有我的銀行信息。 我能做什麼?

通常我不需要報稅。 我能收到我的津貼嗎?

可以。美國國稅局將使用SSA-1099或RRB-1099表格中的信息來向那些不需要填寫納稅申報表且未提交納稅申報表的SSA-1099或RRB-1099表格中的受益人發放經濟影響津貼。 其中包括不需要提交納稅申報表的老年人,社會保障領取者和鐵路退休人員。


還有其他一些人,例如低收入工人和某些退伍軍人以及殘障人士,不需要提交納稅申報表,但仍然有資格獲得經濟影響付款。 納稅人可以使用IRS.gov工具-我需要提交納稅申報表嗎? -看看他們是否需要提交申报表以获得津贴。


可以。 美國國稅局(IRS)敦促尚未提交2018年或2019年報稅表的有納稅義務的人盡快報稅以收到經濟影響津貼。 納稅人應在報稅表上提供直接存款銀行的信息。






美國國稅局(IRS)在許多辦公室的工作人員減少了,但仍致力於幫助合格個人迅速獲得津貼。 在查看最新信息,而不要打電話給幫助處理2019年退稅的IRS助手。









被撫養人是否有年齡限制才能獲得$ 500的津貼?

是的,16歲。每一個16歲及以下的兒童,將額外獲得$ 500。年齡以2019年底爲準。







  • 檢查您的津贴狀態
  • 確認您的接收津贴方式:直接存款或支票
  • 如果我們沒有您的直接存款信息並且我們還沒有發送您的付款,請輸入您的銀行帳戶信息以获得直接存款





符合條件的家庭將獲得一筆相當於兩個月的TANF補助金的一次性補助金。 例如,一個合資格的三口之家將通過該計劃獲得806美元的一次性補助。


  • 家庭必須有一個18歲以下的孩子或一個正在懷孕的婦女。
  • 2020年3月11日之前,家庭中必須有至少一個人被雇用,並且在兩週或更長時間內經歷了工時或薪資至少50%的減薪,或者完全由於公共衛生危機而失業。
  • 家庭必須達到《聯邦貧困指南》的150%的收入限制,並且存款不得超過$ 1,000。



申請開放日期:2020年5月20日 至 2020年12月31日



  • 賓夕法尼亞州65歲及以上的居民;
  • 50歲及以上的喪偶的居民;
  • 18歲及以上的殘疾人;
  • 年收入不超過$35,000的房屋所有人和年收入不超過$15,000的租房者,社會保障收入的一半不包括在內;
  • 配偶、個人代表或中介可能為2018年生活了至少一天的申請人申請,申請人必須滿足其他所有申請資格



費城至少在5月1日之前不會關閉任何用戶的天然氣,電力,水或固定電話。此外,費城水務局將為已終止服務的欠費客戶恢復服務。 重新激活費將被免除。 PGWPECO至少在5月1日之前免收新的逾期付款費用。(來源:費城規劃與發展部 /,最後訪問時間:2020年3月23日)

電力 – PECO

直到至少 2020年5月1日 ,PECO不會因用戶未付款而中斷供電服務,並取消所有新的滯納金。此外,PECO已關閉客戶中心(在PECO總辦公室大樓–賓夕法尼亞州費城Market街2301號的人工面對面服務)直至另行通告。 此措施是為了保護客戶和員工免受潛在的病毒感染。 欲了解更多信息,請點擊此處

天然氣 – PGW

PGW不會因用戶未付款而中斷供氣 ,並將免除新的逾期付款費用,直至另行通知。請注意,所有客戶將繼續進行常規計費。我們強烈鼓勵客戶及時了解其賬單。




網絡 – Comcast增加了基礎互聯網的用戶量及為低收入用戶提速以支持美國人度過難關

3月12日,Comcast宣布,該公司將幫助更多的低收入美國人連接到互聯網,並為所有新的和現有的Internet Essentials客戶提速。

  • 對於所有新客戶和現有客戶,網絡速度將從15/2 MBPS增加到25/3,並將維持此網速。
  • 連接的新家庭將免費獲得60天的互聯網服務。詳情請見網站:
  • 通常,Comcast服務區域內的所有合格低收入家庭都可以使用Internet Essentials計劃,月費為9.95美元。

關於Internet Essentials
Internet Essentials計劃適用於Comcast服務區域中的所有合格低收入家庭。 它以每月9.95美元的價格提供低成本的互聯網服務,可以選擇以低於150美元的價格購買大量補貼的計算機,並可以在線,打印和親自獲得數字技能培訓材料。 自2011年以來,Internet Essentials已幫助將200萬低收入家庭中的800萬人連接到了家裡的互聯網。

如要註冊,申請人請訪問 。 該網站可以用七種不同的語言閱讀,並且包括與ASL中的客戶服務代理進行視頻聊天的選項。 還有兩個專用電話號碼。 英語請致電1-855-846-8376。 只會講西班牙語的人可以撥打1-855-765-6995。




  • 危機申請— 2019-2020年危機 申請 的最高收益已增加到$ 800。 任何符合LIHEAP危機資格的家庭,包括以前達到600美元最高限額的家庭,都有資格獲得此計劃的危機補助金。 您可以在下面找到有關如何提交申請的信息。
  • 補充福利 — 許多在常規LIHEAP季節獲得LIHEAP危機付款的家庭將獲得$ 100的一次性付款。 這筆付款將發送給收到最近LIHEAP付款的賬戶。 收到此付款的家庭將收到郵件通知。 這100美元的付款將計入新的家庭最高危機福利金額。 這項福利將自動發放,無需申請。


  • 负责支付主要或次要的供暖资源
  • 家庭总收入不高于联邦贫困收入标准的150%
  • 供暖服务濒临被终止的危险、失去了供暖服务或供暖燃料,或失去供暖燃料不超过15天
  • 家庭可以申请的危机资金必须要能改善危机情况



資料來源:Pennsylvania Health Access Network賓夕法尼亞州衛生保健網絡,最後更新於2020年3月25日。


  • 所有符合《可負擔醫療法案》(Affordable Care Act – ACA)的主要醫療計劃,包括在上的現有計劃,應涵蓋醫學上適當的COVID-19診斷測試和相關治療。 許多保險公司已經宣布將承保醫學上適合的COVID-19測試,無需任何自付費用,免賠額或費用分攤。
  • 失去基於工作的保險,使你有資格在一段時間内申請補助保險。如果參加Marketplace計劃的個人失去收入,則他們可能有資格獲得增加的補貼,或者現在有資格獲得Medicaid醫療補助。 請訪問更新您的收入,並詳細了解您的選擇。
  • Medicaid(醫療補助)和CHIP涵蓋了COVID-19實驗室檢測,而無需自付費用。 COVID-19的相關治療也包括在內,儘管可能會有名義上的自付費用。 如果您在接受服務時無法負擔共付額,您不會被拒絕接受治療,但是您的服務提供者可能會向您發送有關共付額的賬單。
  • 對於沒有保險的病人,測試也是免費的。 如果你認為自己可能接觸過COVID-19,並且沒有家庭醫生,則應前往當地的急診室,診所或急診中心。
  • 醫療補助仍接受申請,個人應照常申請。 如果患者有與COVID-19相關的緊急健康情況,應在申請表上註明。 DHS將繼續優先考慮有緊急的健康問題的Medicaid申請,並接受自我證明。
  • 除福利政策外,短期,有限期限(STLD)的健康保險承保範圍,和/或醫療保健共享可能會對承保範圍有重大限制,並且可能無法提供相同級別的保障。


  • 可通過PA衛生部(DOH)和商業實驗室進行測試。 在這兩種情況下,都需要醫生轉診。
  • 對於通過DOH進行的測試,需要與DOH協商。 在以下情況下,醫師應要求進行諮詢:
    • 患者是確診病例的接觸者,并且生病;
    • 患者住在綜合護理場所,並且生病;
    • 患者是醫護人員並且生病;
    • 患者住院時出現相關症狀,無其他診斷。
  • 通過商業實驗室進行測試時,無需與DOH協商,醫生可以判斷是否:
    • 患者不符合上述標準,但有症狀;
    • 患者不符合上述標準,無症狀,但想接受檢查。
  • 車内進行的測試已開始在費城展開,但僅適用於由醫生直接轉診的人



  • 賓夕法尼亞州精神衛生與物質濫用服務辦公室(OMHSAS)暫時中止了某些通過遠程醫療提供行為健康服務的要求。
  • 員工可以通過智能手機上可用的FaceTime或Skype等電話和視頻通信應用程序以及在視頻技術不可用時通過僅電話設備提供遠程醫療服務。


符合MAWD資格的個人可以在休假期間獲得正當理由(Good Cause)。 MAWD的承保範圍不會由於缺少工作而取消。 此外,有 Good Cause可以免除長達兩個月的MAWD保費支付。

來自Jefferson Health的專業信息

PCDC翻譯並分享了Jefferson Health的專家文章,《關於冠狀病毒預防措施的生物學原理》 以及 《傳播科學,而非病毒》 。更多Jefferson Health的專家文章請點擊查看:



費城學生和居民現在可以无条件免費獲得食物! 訪問点击此处此獲取詳細信息。


  • 分發點的開放時間為星期一和星期四的上午10點至下午12點。
  • 居民每戶可領取一箱食物,可供一個家庭食用五天。
  • 居民無需出示身份證件或收入證明即可獲得食物。
  • 分發點由市政府,Share Food Program和Philabundance支持。


  • 49個學區學校在周一和周四的上午9點開放至中午12點。 每個孩子將得到六頓飯。
  • 六個費城住房管理局的社區中心在每個工作日上午9點開放至中午12點。 每個孩子都將獲得早餐和午餐。
  • 幾所特許學校也在分發飯菜。 時間和日期各不相同。
  • 任何孩子都有資格在任何地點領取食物。 不需要身份證明。



費城市和Philadelphia Corporation for Aging(費城長者服務團)正在共同努力,以確保儘管有COVID-19帶來的挑戰,老年人仍能獲得免費和營養豐富的食物。全市各地均有可免費即拿即走的餐食發放點。


  • 要用英語以外的其他語言預訂餐點,請致電PCA熱線:215-765-9040
  • 餐食發放點日期和時間各不相同。請致電每個站點以獲取特定信息並進行註冊。
  • 大多數站點為60歲以上的長者服務。三個Parks&Recreation的長者中心為55歲及以上的長者服務。
  • 每位註冊的老人,每周可獲得五至七頓餐食。
  • 老年人的家人可以代領餐食,但要事先與站點安排。如有需要,各中心還將與PCA合作安排將餐食送到家。




信息來源:社區法律服務 ,最後訪問時間:4/28/2020

如果您在領取SNAP糧食券補助,則有可能在EBT卡上獲得額外的補助,以幫助您在COVID-19危機期間購買食物。 只有那些沒有獲得SNAP最大金額福利的人才能獲得這些額外的福利(稱為“ SNAP補助金”)。 額外的金額將使獲得部分福利的家庭獲得其家庭規模的最大金額(請參見下圖)。

Each add’l member$146



  • 在3月或4月上半月獲得SNAP
  • 尚未獲得適合您家庭規模的最大SNAP補助金額。 例如:
    • 如果您是一個三人家庭,目前每月獲得200美元,則您將額外獲得309美元,使您獲得3戶家庭的最高金額(509美元)。
    • 如果您已經獲得了家庭規模的最高金額,您將不會獲得額外的補助。 


  • 額外的SNAP補助將通過一次付款獲得。
  • 使用上面的示例:
    • 如果您在3月和4月獲得SNAP並且是三人家庭,則將通過一次性付款獲得618美元的額外福利(3月和4月均為309美元)
    • 如果您僅在四月份獲得SNAP並且是三人家庭,則一次性付款獲得四月份額外的309美元的福利。
  • 根據下面的付款表,額外的SNAP將在4月的第3周和第4週發送到您的EBT卡中。 您的付款日期基於案件記錄號的最後一位數字。
    • 在DHS通知上,或在線使用MyCOMPASS帳戶,找到記錄編號的最後一位數字(0-9)。 在下面圖表的第一行中找到您的對應號碼。
    • 例如,如果您的記錄編號以5結尾,那麼您將在4月22日獲得SNAP額外優惠。
你將在2020年4月的這個日期獲得額外補助 16172021222324272829


不,您不需要填寫額外的文件。 SNAP的額外補助將添加到您的EBT卡中,您將可以像常規SNAP一樣使用它。

資料來源:Pennsylvania Health Access Network賓夕法尼亞州衛生保健網絡,最後更新於2020年3月25日。

  • 聯邦法規的原規定——健全的無需贍養他人的成年人(ABAWDS)接受SNAP的時限為三個月,此規定已被停止,直至另行通知。這意味著健全的無需贍養他人的成年人接受了三個月的糧食券之後可以繼續申請獲得糧食券。
  • 非ABAWD的糧食券在接下來的三個月不會被終止,其中對工作的要求也會被修改以提高靈活性。
  • 緊急糧食券申請可以在5天內加急批准。賓夕法尼亞州人可以在上在線申請糧食券。
  • 賓夕法尼亞州農業部的網站上也有以下信息:。如果食品櫃關閉,則個人可以致電其所在地區的食物銀行,它們全都在營業。
  • 有關SNAP涵蓋及未涵蓋的內容的完整列表,請參見我們的糧食券手冊第503.3節,網址為。這些是原聯邦法規的規定,尚未根據 國會通過的COVID-19法案作任何更改。




  • 救濟金以每個孩子每個學校日5.7美元的方式計算。
  • 可以用於計算救濟金的天數為3月16日到6月12日。
  • 救濟金將會一次性發放給符合條件的孩子。金額的計算基於該孩子何時符合國家學校午餐項目或學校早餐項目的條件。




您是否正在懷孕或照顧嬰幼兒? 費城公共衛生部提供了COVID-19期間為您和您的家人提供的資源和免費用品清單: support-during-covid-19 /。



下載適用於Apple iPhone或Android設備的Pacify應用程序-提供英語或西班牙語版本。



居民可以訪問下面的站點之一,以獲取免費的食物和嬰兒用品。 許多站點都需要預約,因此請確保查看最新列表並提前致電。站點詳情請訪問:





孕產保健聯盟(Maternity Care Coalition )為家庭免費提供Pack n’Play嬰兒床,這樣他們的嬰兒就有了安全的睡眠空間。 致電215-989-3589或填寫在線表格以申請提供嬰兒床。


我們知道,COVID-19給懷孕和生育的經歷增加了另一層不確定性。 以下程序通過電話或視頻為孕婦和有嬰幼兒的家庭提供支持。




PCDC每天舉行ZOOM網絡會議與大家分享疫情期間的資源和福利。分享會在周一到周五,每天11點-12點。參加會議可以通過電腦點擊加入,密碼: 697044。也可以通過手機加入,撥打: 646-558-8656,輸入會議ID: 678274909,密碼: 697044。



PCDC呼籲所有人團結一致反對仇恨,仇外心理和針對華裔和亞裔美國人的種族歧視。部分人對新冠病毒存有刻板印象 ,錯誤地認為華裔或亞裔美國人會傳播病毒,從而導致了針對亞裔美國人的騷擾,攻擊和破壞。 PCDC譴責肇事者的這些懦弱行為。PCDC正在採取行動,為費城居民和商戶提供必要的政府資源和服務,以保證社區安全並免受種族主義攻擊。



  1. 如果您是任何罪行的受害者,請致電911報告並獲得進一步的幫助(例如,醫療和受害者服務)。
  2. 要報告與由於COVID-19而發生的仇恨犯罪和偏見事件(非緊急事件),請致電215-686-4670或pchr@phila.gov與費城人際關係委員會(PCHR)聯繫。可以通過215-686-2856向PCHR熱線進行匿名報告。您也可以在中找到更多信息。
  3. 請用這個鏈接上報給PCDC: 。PCDC希望記錄這些事件,并向政府統一匯報並尋求協助。請記住,只有更多人上報此類事件,我們才能得到更多關注,更多幫助,并且改變現狀。