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