Hundreds of caregivers in Camden County, New Jersey, could receive $1,000 in payments as a result of a program designed to help those whose earnings have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the press releaserecipients will receive a one-time payment of US$1,000 as relief funds for their hardships related to the coronavirus pandemic.
“This pandemic has greatly affected all our lives and most industries across the country. One of the hardest hit areas was care, as staff were on the front line to ensure the safety of customers and loved ones seven days a week,” said Deputy Commissioner Ed McDonnell. “We hope these funds will provide some relief and assistance to those working in this incredibly important and difficult job.”
Here’s who’s eligible to receive a check, where the money comes from, and how recipients can apply for payment:
- Who is eligible for an incentive check?
To be eligible, you must:
- Live in Camden County or provide guardianship services to a Camden County resident.
- Provide evidence of at least 500 hours of hands-on health care and/or essential day-to-day support to one or more older adults, children and/or adults with intellectual, physical and developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injury from March 1, 2020 to March 7, 2022 .
- Provide a verifiable Social Security Number or Taxpayer Identification Number to be eligible for benefits under this program and complete an IRS Form W-9, Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification, as part of the application process.
- When will recipients receive an incentive check?
Applications for participation in the program will be accepted from August 23. For more information visit: CamdenCountyCaregrant.com or by calling (856) 389-6704 between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
- Where does the money for these checks come from?
According to the Camden County Board of Commissioners, the grants are part of more than $60 million in federal funds that the Board of Commissioners has awarded to various affected sectors of the community, including rental assistance and grants to nonprofits and small businesses.