I have had my work hours dramatically reduced since March

Q) I have had my work hours dramatically reduced since March 09, 2020. I have fully exhausted my regular ui benefits and have received a letter if ineligibility for the PEUC. However, I meet all criteria and have filed an appeal and reconsideration. The CARES ACT is an emergency fund intended for those most impacted by covid 19 and the effects it has in each community. In Hawaii I am a Hospitality Hotel worker, a proud Local5 union member and I am in dire need of financial, rental,, and food assistance. My claim has been denied. Yet, 2020 has not yielded a similar income to that of 2019, gained thru my employment. I have relied on these emergency funds and have met all criteria set forth by the state of Hawaii. State, will u not malama na keiki o ka aina?
Mahalo for all that has been done in the midst of the Global Pandemic.

A) I am so sorry to hear that you are struggling financially. I know that the pandemic has had a devastating impact on many people, and it is especially difficult for those who work in the hospitality industry.

I understand that you have filed an appeal and reconsideration for the PEUC, and I hope that you are successful. In the meantime, I would encourage you to reach out to your local food bank or soup kitchen for assistance with food. You can also contact your local housing authority for assistance with rent.

I know that these are difficult times, but please know that you are not alone. There are many people who are struggling, and there are resources available to help you. Please reach out for help if you need it.

Mahalo for your service as a Local 5 union member. I know that you have been working hard to support your community, and I appreciate your dedication.

I hope that things get better for you soon.

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