With the current epidemic going on due to the Coronavirus, Comic Book Creators, Publishers, and Retailers having to make difficult choices for the sake of protecting their consumers and Employees, the CBLDF (Comic Book Legal Defense Fund) has released a new Guideline that clarifies Government Aid for Creators, Publishers, Stores, and so many more that have been affected by COVID-19, offering links to applications and more resources who need them.
At a glance, this goes over the CARES Act, standing for ‘ Coronavirus Aid Relief & Economic Security‘ this Act will help Comics Industry Businesses, employees, and Creative Professionals by the emergency help manage their immediate financial needs. The Rescue Bill was passed into law last week, it will expand unemployment insurance coverage to include independent contractors and the self-employed while providing a modest safety net for many creative professionals. The bill also provides low-interest loans with expansive forgiveness opportunities that will help retailers, publishers, and independent contractors meet needs like payroll, rent, and utility payments; keep in mind that Stimulus checks are still being sent to taxpaying citizens earning less than $99,000. For more information on the CARES Act, how to apply and information on the COVID-19 EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loans), click here to read more. And the LA Times has a way for you to help support your Local Comic Book Shop. Remember, Be safe, follow the CDC Guidelines on how to keep you and your family safe from the Coronavirus. Images and News Credit: Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
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