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Q: “I am an independent contractor who is out of work, am I eligible for unemployment benefits?”

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May 8, 2020

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Answered by Becky Canary-King

Earlier this week, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) released new instructions for 1099 workers who have lost work due to COVID-19. The new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program provides 100% federally-funded unemployment benefits for individuals who are unemployed for specified COVID-19-related reasons and are not eligible for the state’s regular unemployment insurance program. Workers, including independent contractors, who believe they may qualify for new federal benefits under PUA must first apply for regular unemployment insurance before applying for benefits under PUA. The new PUA application portal is set to open on May 11. 


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