COVID-19 Resources and Information

In an effort to assist our community, our local Epilepsy Foundation Greater Los Angeles has accumulated various resources in attempt to 

COVID-19 and Epilepsy
The best resource is Epilepsy.com!

 

Visit the Epilepsy Foundation’s website (epilepsy.com) for frequent updates and the latest information about COVID-19 and Epilepsy.

FAQs


(Q) Are people with epilepsy at higher risk of developing COVID-19? (
A) Epilepsy is a “family”…

(Q) Are seizures a symptom of COVID-19? (A) Seizures are not a symptom of…

…More FAQs at epilepsy.com

 

 

Community Resources 

Community Resources

Utilities 
Housing
Unemployment Benefits

Utilities

EveryoneOn: Low Cost Internet Services and Computer Locator for Low-Income People – For more information

Southern California Edison: Suspends Service Disconnections – For more information.

Spectrum Internet: Free/low-cost internet and more. Secure public wifi hotspots & offers Spectrum Internet Assist Program & offers two free months of internet and WiFi services for K-12 and college students affected by the current school closures, in households not already subscribed to Spectrum Internet – For more information.

T-Mobile: Until May 13, 2020 ALL current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming) – For more Information

AT&T: Until May 13, 2020, pledge not to terminate the service of any wireless, home phone, or broadband residential or small business customer because of their inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic – For more information

Water and Power Services (LADWP): Offering payment plan and suspending utility shut off – For more information.

Public Works: Will not shut off or stop services for customers who are delinquent or behind in service or permit payments until this order is lifted. This includes water, sewer and trash pick-up services. For any inquires, Public Works’ 24 hour/7 day dispatch number is 800-675-435

Southeast Community Development Corporation: Provide help applying for Spectrum and AT&T Internet Service Program. Eligible families receive two months free and a free Chromebook or tablet – Phone: (323) 585-4579 – For more information

Housing

General information: Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order that authorizes local governments to halt evictions for renters and homeowners, slows foreclosures, and protects against utility shutoffs for Californians affected by COVID-19. The full Executive Order can be found here.

Eviction Defense Network: Donation-based consultations with housing attorneys – For more information or email: askanattorney@edn.la or text or call: 213-537-5473 and your request will be screened by a paralegal

Los Angeles Tenants Union: Anti-Eviction Support  – Find your local union.

Together We Rise – Housing for Foster Youth Students: Support for foster youth – For more information or e-mail info@togetherwerise.org for help finding housing during transition

Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment benefits are available to those whose hours have been reduced or who have lost their job due to coronavirus measures (and it also applies to those who choose to stay home due to underlying health issues making them more vulnerable). The Governor has waived the 1 week wait time and the person may not be required to be actively looking for work (as is usually required). Learn how to file an Unemployment Insurance Claim HERE.

SCHOOL CLOSURES: If your child’s school is closed and you have to miss work to care for them. You might qualify for Unemployment Insurance benefits. Learn how to file an Unemployment Insurance Claim HERE.

Disclaimer

Something here about us not be liable – not checking the integrity and status of the assistance of these resources…something else…something else…

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