Unemployment Pay for Self Employed

According to New Corona Virus Laws People who are Self Employed can collect Unemployment Pay.

You have asked many questions regarding Unemployment Pay, the following answers may help you obtain some economic relief:

I have a regular job and work for myself to supplement my income. Do I qualify for Unemployment?

If your income has been reduced due to the Corona Virus according to the Federal CARES Act you are able to apply for unemployment. This program provides unemployment insurance coverage for the Self-Employed individuals, Independent Contractors and those with limited work history.

How much Unemployment Pay can I get?

California, prior to the current Corona Virus Crisis, provided a maximum Unemployment payment up to $450 per week. Under the CARES Act the Federal Unemployment provides an additional $600 a week. A person getting the maximum of $450 plus the $600 CARES Act can potentially received $4,200 per month.

When Should I apply?

You should apply as soon as your income starts getting affected. The additional $600 per week will not last long as it is programed to end on July 31, 2020.

Where can I apply for Unemployment Payments?

The fastest way to apply for Unemployment Pay is Online. You should apply as soon as possible because the state is getting inundated with applications.

If I apply too late will I lose my benefits?

No. benefits can be paid retroactively to January 27, 2020. If you became unemployed or your wages were reduced because of the current virus crisis you can claim the benefits for the lost weeks of work.