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New information page for workers and business owners


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The virus is impacting businesses and jobs across the country and bringing questions about who can get financial help.

Missouri’s Department of Labor has set up a COVID-19 information page for workers, and business owners.

There’s even a video to walk you through filing for unemployment.

We’re going to share a few bits of info from the site’s Q-and-A section.

  • If you are getting sick pay, vacation pay, or family medical leave pay you are not eligible for unemployment benefits.
  • In most situations, an employee is eligible for benefits if their employer shuts down temporarily, or lays them off because of the virus.
  • And in most cases, if you have to leave work to care for children, you are not eligible through claims are considered on a case-by-case basis.

To learn about the Shared Work Unemployment Compensation Program, click here.

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