Unemployment Assistance

COVID-19 information for self-employed people and independent contractors

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Brainerd Lakes Chamber

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which Congress enacted on March 27, provides new benefits for self-employed people and independent contractors.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)

This program provides weekly benefit payments for self-employed people, independent contractors, and others who are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits.

The state of Minnesota has started paying PUA benefits to self-employed people and independent contractors.

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)

This program pays $600 a week in additional payments for people receiving PUA. 

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