Important Information for Workers regarding the coronavirus:
On March 27, 2020, the President of the United States signed the federal CARES Act, a law that provides additional Unemployment Insurance (“UI”) assistance to workers impacted by COVID-19.
This new law provides:
- Pandemic Unemployment Assistance – Extended eligibility for individuals who have traditionally been ineligible for UI benefits (e.g., self-employed workers, independent contractors);
- Pandemic Unemployment Compensation – An additional $600 per week, on top of regular benefits, to all UI recipients; and,
- Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation – An additional 13 weeks of UI benefits, beyond the regular 26 weeks already provided, for a total of 39 weeks of coverage.
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