New Jersey is now allowing residents qualified under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program to apply via the state. This comprises previously ineligible applicants, including the self-employed and independent contractors.
See more here: https://www.nj.gov/labor/assets/PDFs/COVID-19%20SCENARIOS.pdf
New Jersey has set up a straightforward chart so you can quickly determine if you’re eligible for unemployment or sick leave:
New Jersey has instituted a filing system based on the last 4 digits of your SS#.
New Jersey employees might be eligible to receive partial Unemployment Insurance benefits while working reduced hours.
Residential, meter and street sweep enforcement is suspended until further notice.
Enforcement of parking violations to only those that pose public safety hazards until Tuesday, March 31, 2020. All other parking violation enforcement is suspended until that time.
Street cleaning will also be suspended for the same period.
Parking regulations are suspended until further notice. That indicates street cleaning, residential zone parking, and meter rules will not be enforced during the current COVID-19 health emergency.https://www.jerseycitynj.gov/CityHall/PublicSafety/Parking
NJ has recently passed legislation to ensure all Medicaid recipients receiving a medically necessary Coronavirus test should not incur any costs. All co-pays will be waived for this purpose.
Governor Murphy has announced the following mortgage relief to mortgage borrowers impacted by the COVID-19. The directive includes:
A 90-Day Grace Period for Mortgage Payments
Financial institutions will offer, consistent with applicable guidelines, mortgage payment forbearances of up to 90 days to borrowers economically impacted by COVID-19. In addition, those institutions will:
Provide borrowers a streamlined process to request a forbearance for COVID-19-related reasons, supported with available documentation;
Confirm approval of and terms of forbearance program
Provide borrowers the opportunity to seek additional relief, as practicable, upon a continued showing of hardship due to COVID-19
No Negative Credit Impacts Resulting from Relief
Moratorium on Initiating Foreclosure Sales or Evictions
For at least 60 days, financial institutions will not initiate foreclosure sales or evictions, consistent with applicable guidelines.
Relief from Fees
For at least 90 days, financial institutions will waive or refund at least the following for customers who have requested assistance:
Mortgage-related late fees
Other fees, including early CD withdrawals (subject to applicable federal regulations).
Governor Murphy secured support from Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America, in addition to over 40 other federal and state-chartered banks, credit unions, and services to protect New Jersey homeowners. More financial institutions are presumed to sign on in the coming days. The New Jersey Bankers Association, CrossState Credit Union Association, and the Mortgage Bankers Association of New Jersey have endorsed this initiative. They are supporting all their members to adopt these policies.
Call your mortgage provider to find out if you qualify.
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