SEIU 775 and SEIU 775 Benefits Group Resources
Our Union’s actions to respond to the COVID-19 crisis: Learn about the what our Union has been doing to support caregivers though this crisis.
SEIU 775 in the News: Read about what caregivers are doing and how the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting us.
Share your story: Tell us how COVID-19 is impacting you.
Access to COVID-19 Testing and Health Benefits: Learn more information from SEIU 775 Benefits Group.
HCA Certification Exam Rescheduling: Learn more information from SEIU 775 Benefits Group.
Training Information and Updates for Caregivers: Learn more information from SEIU 775 Benefits Group.
Apply for Unemployment Insurance, Workers’ Comp/L&I, Paid Family Leave Act, or use PTO:
- Workers’ Compensation Coverage and COVID-19 FAQ – Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
- COVID-19 Scenarios & Benefits Available – Washington State Employment Security Department
- Information for workers and businesses affected by COVID-19 (coronavirus) – Washington State Employment Security Department
- Financial Resources for Washington Residents Impacted by COVID-19 – Washington State Department of Financial Institutions
- If you are interested in getting hours with a new client, you can also sign up with Carina.
IPs: Order PPE
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve demanded the State provide PPE for all home care workers to protect us and the people we serve. Individual Providers (IPs) can order free PPE once a month, including surgical masks, cloth face coverings, and face shields. If your client is confirmed as COVID-positive or is showing COVID-related symptoms you should immediately request more PPE.
How to order PPE:
- Online: Go to research.net/r/RequestPPE and fill out the required information (name, address, provider number, and number of clients).
- Phone or Email: Contact your local AAA or DDA. You only need to contact one person in your county, and you can call or send an email. If you are serving a Developmental Disability client, please contact Barb Uehara at email@example.com or 360-407-1593.
When you file a request, the AAA or DDA will place an order on your behalf. Your order will then be verified and shipped to you within 24-72 hours of your request.
Tele-health Guidance from DSHS
Montana: COVID-19 Resources
- The rules allow a claimant directed by their employer to leave work or not report to work due to COVID-19 to qualify as being temporarily laid off by the employer and eligible for benefits. Workers who must quarantine or who need to take care of a family member due to COVID-19 are also considered temporarily laid off and eligible for benefits.
- Allows DLI to waive the one week waiting period before typically receiving benefits to ensure Montanans don’t experience a long gap without a paycheck.
- Montana employers will receive help through these rules. Individual claims will not be chargeable to a specific employer’s account. The rules also include a provision that could extend the time employers have to file wage reports and pay unemployment insurance contributions if the delay is related to COVID-19.
Hazard Pay: Montana caregivers are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 epidemic. We’re demanding that the federal stimulus money goes towards Hazard Pay for home care, DD and nursing home workers. Sign our Hazard Pay petition today!
PPE: SEIU is working on a federal petition to try and get home care and nursing home workers access to Personal Protective Equipment AND to demand the federal government release a stockpile that they have. You can sign the petition here.
Information from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services on COVID-19: Resources and contact information for your local health or tribal health departments.