CARES Act Resources - Beth Parlato for Congress

CARES Act Resources

Direct Payments – You are going to receive a one time payment of $1,200 for individuals, $2,400 for couples, plus $500 for every child, if you made $75,000 or less ($150,000 for married couple.) If you make between $75,000 and $99,000 ($150,000-$198,000 for married couples) there will be incrementally smaller checks. 

– For those that have filed a return with the IRS in 2018 or 2019, the IRS will use the most recent tax return to determine eligibility.

– Treasury Department expects to begin distributing checks as soon as mid-April, those with direct deposit set up with the IRS will receive them faster. 


Unemployment Insurance –  The CARES Act added $600 per week on top of the state base amount for 4 months, and an added 13 weeks of unemployment insurance. Temporary Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program for those self-employed, freelancers and contractors that lost work because of this pandemic. 

More information and to apply for Unemployment Insurance-


Small Businesses – Paycheck protection, Loan forgiveness program, and up to $10 million in loans depending on size. Loan forgiveness to cover rent, mortgage, utilities and payroll. 

More information and how to apply for small business assistance-

 – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has built a great informational PDF that you can download here:

– Apply Online at

Or call the SBA’s Disaster Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or email [email protected]



Department of Agriculture assistance


Federal student loans suspended through Sep 30, 2020


COVID testing and services are FREE.


Additional Details –

Read the CARES Act here –