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Ride Share Drivers in New Orleans May be Eligible for COVID-19 Financial Assistance

Posted by Megan Kiefer | Mar 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

As Louisiana struggles to cope with COVID-19, many of our clients have been severely impacted financially due to closures and quarantines related to the corona virus. We are doing our best to keep up to date with all of the social services that are available to help bridge the gap during these difficult times. One particularly affected group of our clients have been ride share drivers in New Orleans, such as Lyft, Uber, Doordash, Waitr, Uber Eats, etc. Here are some grants and other financial resources available to the ride share industry community. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the assistance specific to the ride share community right now is limited to those who have been actually diagnosed.

We will continue to update as we discover more resources.

One Fair Wage

If you have been affected by the corona virus, One Fair wage is providing cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers and more who need the money they aren't getting to survive.

https://ofwemergencyfund.org/help

Uber

Uber driver or delivery person who has made a trip using Uber platform in the 30 days before March 6, 2020; diagnosed with COVID-19 or are personally placed in quarantine by a public health authority

https://www.uber.com/blog/supporting-you-during-coronavirus/

Lyft

Drivers diagnosed with COVID-19 or put under individual quarantine by a public health agency

https://www.lyft.com/safety/coronavirus

Door Dash

You may qualify for up to two weeks of financial assistance* if:

  • You are diagnosed with COVID-19 or put under quarantine individually by a public health agency, and

  • You have been active on the DoorDash platform for at least 60 days and have completed at least 30 deliveries in the last 30 days.

https://help.doordash.com/dashers/s/article/COVID-19-Financial-Assistance-Program?language=en_US

Instacart

Up to 14 days of pay for any part-time employee or full-service shopper who is diagnosed with COVID-19 or placed in mandatory isolation or quarantine, as directed by a local, state, or public health authority

Postmates

Postmates is providing a credit for health expenses such as co-pays or health and wellness products related to COVID-19.

https://support.postmates.com/fleet/articles/360040757531-article-Postmates-Fleet-Relief-Fund--Coronavirus#h_4e57f79d-5661-4879-9ee5-7394cca23d54

This post may update some of this information: https://www.kieferandkiefer.com/blog/how-does-the-cares-act-help-me

Kiefer & Kiefer is doing our best to keep our clients and followers informed of any government and social services that may be available during this difficult time. We will be posting updates on our website as we find them, but our Facebook page is the best way to find comprehensive and up to date information as well as links to websites that may provide additional information. You can follow us here: https://www.facebook.com/kieferandkiefer/

About the Author

Megan Kiefer

Megan Kiefer is a partner at Kiefer & Kiefer. She is a trial attorney who specializes in personal injury, insurance defense, and appellate work and who has a proven track record in and out of court. Megan has experience as lead counsel in jury trials, judge trials, and mediations, as well as exte...

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