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What is the COVID-19 Qualified Disaster Relief Program and who is eligible to apply?

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The COVID-19 Qualified Disaster Relief Program provides financial assistance to employees of Stanford University affected by the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. The program covers up to $1,000 of eligible necessary unreimbursed expenses incurred as a result of the federally declared emergency, and as allowed by Internal Revenue Code Section 139.

The following employees are eligible:

  • Active benefits-eligible employees, including those who are on a leave of absence
  • Active temporary or casual employees hired on or after 3/13/2020, regardless of how few hours worked in the past
  • Temporary or casual employees (including hourly academic staff) hired before 3/13/2020 who worked 520 hours or more from 3/13/2019 to 3/13/2020
  • Salaried casual academic staff members who worked one or more of these academic quarters: Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2020, Winter 2020 or Spring 2020.

To apply online for the QDR program, visit the Cardinal at Work website. The application deadline is June 21, 2020 for expenses incurred between March 13 and June 15, 2020.

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