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COVID-19: Assistance Programs for Local Employees

For customers experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19, FPL is suspending disconnections at least through the end of March. For additional assistance, please visit www.FPL.com/Help.

Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country are available to anyone who needs them for free, including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For details, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi.

Comcast is offering a low-income Internet Essentials package that includes two months of free internet. For details, visit www.internetessentials.com

Comcast is also pausing customer data plans for 60 days, giving all customers unlimited data for no additional charge

Comcast will not disconnect internet service or assess late fees if customers contact the company and let it know they can’t pay their bills during the 60-day period.

For updates from Comcast related to coronavirus, visit www.comcastcorporation.com/COVID-19.

All AT&T consumer home internet wireline customers, as well as Fixed Wireless Internet, can use unlimited internet data.  Additionally, AT&T will continue to offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through its Access from AT&T program. The company is also offering new Access from AT&T customers two months of free service. For details, visit about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html.

Broward County Evictions Activities Suspended
The Broward Sheriff’s Office, in coordination with the 17th Judicial Circuit, is suspending all eviction activities until further notice due to the current public health crisis. bit.ly/2WsHhSs

Reemployment Assistance Program
Governor DeSantis and the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) encourage any Floridian whose employment has been negatively impacted as a result of COVID-19 to visit www.Floridajobs.org and click on the Reemployment Assistance Program (unemployment compensation) link for details on qualifications and how to apply for benefits.

IRS Extends Deadline for Payments
The IRS has extended the income tax payment deadline. The filing deadline for tax returns remains April 15, 2020.  Income tax payment deadlines for individual returns, with a due date of April 15, 2020, are being automatically extended until July 15, 2020, for up to $1 million of their 2019 tax due. Please visit the IRS website at bit.ly/2U2yOUr for additional details and specific qualifications.

For questions or additional information, please contact:

Sarah Spurlock
City of Fort Lauderdale Nighttime Economy Manager
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Last modified onMar 20, 2020
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