Am I eligible for unemployment?
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Am I eligible for unemployment?

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Richard asked 4 years ago

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Andrea replied 4 years ago
Hi Richard,

Under the CARES Act, Congress has expanded unemployment benefits. Previously, independent contractors and self-employed individuals were not eligible. But due to the new law, they can receive unemployment benefits. If you are self-employed, you can read more information about how to access that program here:

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