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3 New Unemployment Programs Under the CARES Act

To qualify for one of the following programs, you will need to apply for Unemployment Benefits in your state. Click here to view the list of websites.

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)Provides a federal benefit of $600 a week through July 31st.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)Extends benefits to self-employed, freelancers, and independent contractors. 

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)Extends benefits for an extra 13 weeks after regular unemployment compensation benefits are exhausted.

If you have any additional questions please email your JSF financial advisor or info@johnstokesfinancial.com. 


March 31, 2020

For more information on the CARES Act, click here.


As a reminder, we are best reached via email. Our offices will reopen on May 1st. 


March 30, 2020

A recording of our webinar on 3/27 is now available. Please email info@johnstokesfinancial.com if did not receive the link in your email.

March 26, 2020

Programs available to those impacted by COVID-19. Click here.



March 26, 2020

Rescheduled Conference Call-Clients Only

Meeting Agenda: Guest speaker, Phil Blancato, President/CEO of Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management, will be addressing the current impact of the Coronavirus on the market and outlook on portfolios going forward. In addition, John Stokes our CEO will be discussing information pertaining to collecting benefits through California EDD if your job is being affected by Coronavirus and making important financial decisions during these times.

Date: Friday, March 27th

TIme: 1pm PST

If you would like the information to join our call, please contact info@johnstokesfinancial.com. 


March 23, 2020

Operational Changes at John Stokes Financial

In response to Governor Newsom's executive order on March 19, 2020 for California residents to stay at home, John Stokes Financial has decided to temporarily close our offices to do our part in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

Our John Stokes Financial offices are running virtually and we are available via phone or email to assist our clients with any financial questions or concerns that may arise. At this time, email will be the best way to reach us.

We will still be receiving mail daily. If you plan on mailing any documents or checks to our office, please inform your advisor.

We appreciate your understanding and want to thank you for choosing John Stokes Financial.