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Oregon senator aggregates useful links for those suffering from unemployent and small business collapse

COURTESY: RON WYDEN - Click here: Senator Ron Wyden is attemoping to cut through the information blizzard surrounding unemployment benefits.

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden announced a one-stop economic resources link on his web page for Oregonians needing more information during the COVID-19 public health crisis, related to unemployment insurance, direct cash assistance, and grants and loans for small business.

"Oregonians need a one-stop web link to cut quickly through all the information swirling around about COVID-19 resources, both to get their questions answered quickly and to go immediately to resources that will help," Wyden said.

Among the economic resources links available at https://www.wyden.senate.gov/covid-19-economic-resources is information about unemployment insurance, direct cash assistance for Oregonians, the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for businesses and nonprofits, and the Emergency Injury Disaster Grants and Loans (EIDL) program for small businesses and nonprofits.

The CARES Act, passed last week and signed into law, included two key proposals to get money into the hands of those struggling with the economic impact of the pandemic: helping individual workers and families stay afloat, and helping small businesses retain their workers and return to normal operations when the economy restarts.

COURTESY: RON WYDEN - Wyden's website aims to make it easier to apply for benefits.


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