Last week on Friday, March 27th, 2020, President Trump signed a bill called the “CARES Act”. It is now a law. Unemployment benefits that impact freelancers are included in this law. People who qualify as freelancers are entitled to collect up to $600 a week in federal unemployment benefits. That is $600 on top of your state-level unemployed insurance benefit. This means you may qualify to earn up to $800-$900 a week in unemployment benefits. If you want to learn more about your state-level unemployment benefits, visit www.dol.gov/general/topic/unemployment-insurance. If you wish to learn more about the CARES Act, visit www.sbc.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/guide-to-the-cares-act. Both links are also in the description below.
-State-level unemployment benefits: www.dol.gov/general/topic/unemployment-insurance
-CARES Act: www.sbc.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/guide-to-the-cares-act