Federal Coronavirus Aid to Independent Contractors

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 makes enhanced federally funded unemployment benefits available to a self-employed individual and others who “otherwise would not qualify for regular unemployment benefits.” Working as an independent contractor is one form of self-employment. The entitlement to unemployment benefits includes access to the federally funded $600 per week of additional benefits under the “Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation” (FPUC) program.

Shareholder Dan Eaton discusses federal coronavirus aid to independent contractors in his article in the San Diego Union-Tribune.  Read the full article here.

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April 13th, 2020  |  Categories: News
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