The New York State Budget for Fiscal Year 2022 created a $2.1 billion program to provide cash payments to workers who have suffered income loss due to COVID but who are not eligible for Unemployment Insurance or related Federal benefits due to their immigration status or other factors.

Affected workers must be low-income and provide sufficient documentation to establish work-related eligibility and residency in the state.

Details about the program, including how to apply, will be announced at a later date.

Online

Learn about the Excluded Workers Fund.

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.