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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Assistance to Farmers Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Farmers

This is a summary of what has been released so far. In this post we covered sections of:

  1. Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  2. Assistance to Individuals, Families and Businesses

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (FMLA) & the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act.

When: The law goes into effect on April 2, 2020 and ends on December 31, 2020.

Who: It applies to all employers with 500 employees or fewer. Therefore, it applies to almost all farmers.   Full-time employees get 80 hours of Paid Sick Leave.

For the whole Families First Coronavirus Response Act. CLICK HERE

Assistance to Individuals, Families and Businesses

First page:

  • 2020 Recovery Rebates

Provides direct payments to individuals of $1,200 per person or $2,400 for married couples filing jointly, with $500 extra per child (payments would phase down for individuals earning $75,000 or couples earning $150,000).

Rebates will be paid as advance refundable tax credits and no action by individuals is generally required to receive the rebate.

Also covers the following topics:

  • Unemployment Insurance…
  • Use of Retirement Funds…
  • Temporary Relief for Federal Student Loan Borrowers
    Temporary Moratorium on Foreclosures/Evictions
  • Paycheck Protection Program

 Second page

 Employee Retention Credit

  • Economic Stabilization and Assistance to Severely Distressed Sectors
  • Charitable Contributions
  • Social Services/Nutrition Assistance
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Emergency Food Assistance Program:
  • Senior Nutrition

 For the whole document on Assistance to Individuals, Families and Businesses CLICK HERE

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