Apply for $250 for Louisiana front line workers

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Many Louisiana workers can get $250.

Under the measure, certain employees deemed as an "essential critical infrastructure worker" will get the money.

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Here is who the bill lists as eligible:

  • Nurses, assistants, aides, medical residents, pharmacy staff, phlebotomists, respiratory therapists, and workers providing direct patient care in inpatient and outpatient dialysis facilities.
  • Housekeeping, laundry services, food services, and waste management personnel in hospitals and health care facilities.
  • Long-term care facility personnel, outpatient care workers, home care workers, personal assistance providers, home health providers, home delivered meal providers, childcare service providers.
  • Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, fire and rescue personnel, law enforcement personnel, public health epidemiologists.
  • Bus drivers; retail fuel center personnel; sanitation personnel; residential, commercial, and industrial solid waste and hazardous waste removal personnel; storage and disposal personnel.
  • Grocery store, convenience store, and food assistance program personnel.
  • Mortuary service providers.
  • Veterinary service staff. 

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There are some limitations.

  • It only applies to "workers whose adjusted gross income is $50,000 or less as reported on the worker's 2019 La. individual income tax return."
  • Also, the measure defines an "essential critical infrastructure worker" as a La. resident individual who meets all of the following eligibility criteria:
  • The worker is determined to be a worker as that term is defined by the federal Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency.
  • The worker was employed in certain specific employment sectors on or after March 11, 2020.
  • The worker was required to provide in-person services outside of the worker's residence and was substantially dedicated to responding to or mitigating the COVID-19 public health emergency for at least 200 hours from March 22, 2020, through May 14, 2020.
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