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Dade Legal Aid COVID-19 Resources

Protect yourself, your family and others by taking preventive actions to stay safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • Stay home. Do not go out unless necessary and wear a mask if you do need to go out in public.  
  • Stay at least 6 feet from others to prevent transmission and avoid close contact with sick people or those in poor health. 
  • Wear gloves to prevent transmission, and avoid hugging, handshaking and physical contact of any kind.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.  Use hand sanitizer when soap is not available.
  • Do not meet with people who do not live in your home, including family and loved ones that do not live with you.
  • People with the virus who are asymptomatic pass the disease to others through talking and close proximity.
  • Clean surfaces regularly, including phone, keyboard and laptop to reduce the spread from potentially contaminated surfaces.
  • Seek mental health services if you are depressed, nervous or anxious. During this crisis, your health and safety are priorities. 

Please visit our website www.DadeCountyProBono.org for additional Covid-19 resources.

HELPFUL HOTLINES

  • Bankruptcy Helpline (305) 579-5733 ext. 2237 or www.dadelegalaid.org
  • Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back Helpline (305) 579-5733 ext. 2242 (family law and civil legal matters)
  • Domestic Violence Helpline (305) 579-5733 ext. 2229 (for expedited help Lpena@dadelegalaid.org)
  • Florida Bar Mental Health Hotline 1-833-351-9355 or 1-800 FL1-WELL
  • COVID-19 Call Center: 1 (866) 779-6121 or COVID-19@flhealth.gov 
  • Miami-Dade State Attorney Price Gouging: (305) 547-3300
  • State Attorney General Price Gouging: 1 (866) 966-7226
  • Additional Statewide Hotlines CLICK HERE
FEDERAL STIMULUS PAYMENTS
Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation)
  • Recipients do not have to register to look for new jobs to stay on benefits (if they filed after March 15)
  • Florida's benefits of $275 max/week will be supplemented by an extra $600/week as per federal stimulus package
  • Florida's previous maximum of 12 weeks of benefits has been extended to a total of 25 weeks
  • Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Insurance)  provides critical information about unemployment benefits. 
Evictions & Foreclosures
  • Governor DeSantis issued a moratorium on evictions & foreclosures.
  • Thank you to Florida Legal Services and to those who advocated for and signed on to this measure to keep people housed during the pandemic.