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Corona Virus Update on the Self- Employed for Unemployment benefites

Due to the CARES ACT that was just signed by the president, Self-Employed People now qualify for unemployment benefits. ⠀
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the US government is working together with the states to provide unemployment benefits even to those who wouldn’t normally qualify, like self employed individuals. ⠀
Your respective states' unemployment guidelines and website will start updating their offerings in the near future to display this change (most haven’t yet) . ⠀
This can be referred to as “Relief for Workers Affected by Coronavirus Act”. ⠀

Here are list of the requirements to qualify for unemployment benefits under this new bill which refers to: ⠀

• The individual has been diagnosed or is experiencing symptoms of CV19 and seeking medical attention;⠀

• A member of the individual’s household has been diagnosed with CV19;⠀

• The individual is providing care for a family member or member of the individual’s household who has been diagnosed with CV19;⠀

• A child or other person in the household for which the individual has primary caregiving responsibility is unable to attend school or another facility that is closed as a direct result of the CV19 public health emergency such as school or facility care that is required for the individual to work;⠀

• The individual is unable to reach the place of employment because of a quarantine or self quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19; ⠀

• The individual was scheduled to commence employment and does not have a job or is unable to reach the job as a direct result of COVID-19 public related emergency; ⠀

• The individual has become the breadwinner or major support for a household because the head of household has died as a direct result of COVID-19; ⠀

• The individual has to quit or their place of employment is closed as a direct result of COVID-19 public emergency; ⠀

• The individual is self-employed, is seeking part-time employment, doesn’t not have sufficient work history, or otherwise would not qualify for regular unemployment or extended benefits under federal and state law ;⠀
• The individual is self-employed, is seeking part-time employment, doesn’t not have sufficient work history, or otherwise would not qualify for regular unemployment or extended benefits under federal and state law ;
• and does not include an individual who has the ability to tele-work with pay or is receiving paid leave or other paid leave;

As you can see many more people will qualify more for unemployment now under this act. If you are a client of ours and are experiencing hardship and have questions please feel free to reach out.

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