Unemployment and Wage Losses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

What can you do if you are out of work due to COVID-19? You may qualify for South Dakota Reemployment Assistance. The Department of Labor assesses each case on an individual basis. To apply for RA benefits, apply online at raclaims.sd.gov or call (605) 626-3179. For more information from the Department of Labor regarding COVID-19, visit: https://dlr.sd.gov/covid_19_resources.aspx. *The contents of this post…

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COVID-19 Information and Resources

As the COVID-19 crisis has evolved, more information and resources for those affected have become available. Below is a list of important resources to help you and your family during this time.

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the Coronavirus, such as how it spreads, what common symptoms are, and how to protect yourself: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

The CDC has given guidance on whether it is safe to travel within the US, and has advised non-essential travel and to stay away from places with community spread of Coronavirus or travel that involves being in close contact with others: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html


There has been a fund established in the Sioux Falls area for those unable to pay rent because of the impacts of the Coronavirus that do not qualify for federal housing assistance: https://sfacf.iphiview.com/sfacf/Accounts/FundDescription/tabid/495/dispatch/accountselection_id$72240_hash$5a981393a565f8a3f6b041dda020402e96f242d7/Default.aspx


Local Sioux Falls churches have also come together to bring food and supplies to those in need during the pandemic. Follow this link to request assistance or to volunteer in the distribution efforts: https://www.coronahelpsf.com/

The Department of Labor has many great resources regarding unemployment and other COVID-19 related issues here: https://dlr.sd.gov/covid_19_resources.aspx

You may be eligible for Reemployment Assistance (RA) benefits if you have lost work or wages due to COVID-19. Here is more information on RA benefits and COVID-19.

While our office is closed to walk-in clients at the moment for the safety of our staff and clients, we are taking in applications for legal assistance online (SDLawHelp.org/Apply) or over the phone at (605) 336-9230.

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