2901 Ridgelake Dr. Suite 202 l Metairie l Louisiana l 70002
Welcome to the UFCW Local 496

****COVID-19**** Unemployment Assistance

We are experiencing a lot of calls form members with questions about filing for the unemployment assistance. After reaching out to the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), they are still waiting on guidance from US DOL but for now everyone should continue to file.

We are being told that self-employed and 1099 Contract workers are now eligible for the unemployment benefit. You will follow the same claim filing process. There is a question on the application about self-employment. You will need to enter the name of your company or the company that you were contracted with. These claims will be pushed through the system. Once the monies come to the state from the federal government, the claims will be paid.

Please note that you must log in each week to certify benefits.

Due to the statewide Stay at Home Order our office is temporarily closed to foot traffic. If you need assistance, please email us or text 504-715-4618 and someone will reach out to you!

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COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits
Updated 03/23/20 3:43PM
If your shop is closed or your hours have been reduced because of the Coronavirus Outbreak you may be eligible for Unemployment Compensation. Please visit www.louisianaworks.net/hire to apply online.
Or call 866-783-5567


COVID 19 - SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans For Small Businesses
Updated 03/20/20 6:01PM
On March 17, Gov. John Bel Edwards officially requested the Small Business Administration to provide Economic Injury Disaster Loans to all Louisiana parishes. Effective immediately, Louisiana businesses may now apply for these loans.

Benefit Spotlight
Updated 02/23/18 6:30PM
As a member of UFCW Local 496 you are eligible to participate in the Sick Benefit Plan. The UFCW Professional Hair Care Division Sick Benefit Plan is designed to provide short-term income replacement for participants totally disabled due to accident or injury.

We have Joined forces with Legal Shield…
Updated 04/24/15 4:08PM
Because you deserve powerful, affordable legal protection

UFCW Scholarship Programs
Updated 12/30/11 3:40PM
Your union is about more than your paycheck and benefits.

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