Dear MCAR member,
 
Please take advantage of the C.A.R. information and resources below for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance if you need it. Our dedicated Tech Helpline continues to provide support and resources for new ways to conduct business. If you have not already, please also click the flyer below to register and attend the MCAR Legal Update tomorrow, April 29, at 1pm.

Finally, effective Thursday, April 30, face coverings are required in public in Monterey County by order of the Health Department. To read the order, click  here . To read the FAQ, click here .
 
Thank you, 

Kevin
Starting this morning, April 28, REALTORS┬« can apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) through the California Employment Development Department (EDD). PUA, a key component of the CARES Act, expands unemployment benefits eligibility to business owners, self-employed workers and independent contractors, including most REALTORS┬«. California REALTORS┬« can apply for PUA through  UI Online .  They can create an account, file their claim, certify for continued benefits, verify income and update their information.
 
To assist members in learning about and applying for this relief program, C.A.R. has created  step-by-step illustrated instructions available here .
 
Additionally, please note  C.A.R. has extended the  COVID Relief Hotline  hours  from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. beginning today through this Friday, May 1 st . Members can call the hotline at  (213) 351-8450  for 24/7 support via SMS text and live support between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., or email  covidreliefhotline@car.org  and someone will respond within one business day. 
 
Our legal team is hosting webinars tomorrow and Thursday on the PUA application process. Please see the  Webinars   page on the coronavirus microsite for more details. You can also visit the updated  Pandemic Unemployment Assistance  page on our microsite for additional information.
As a reminder, Tech Helpline is fully staffed and operational, and is here to help your members with many of their technical needs. Call the dedicated number for MCAR members: (888) 784-5404
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 6 am to 5 pm and Sat. 6 am to 2 pm Pacific Time. 
You may also access their help articles online at  https://www.techhelpline.com/blog/ .