Unemployment Insurance (UI) helps eligible workers who have lost their job, or are on reduced hours, by providing temporary supplemental income. If you meet the below criteria, you may apply for benefits.
Through the CARES Act, the federal government has extended unemployment benefits to those would would not traditionally qualify, including self-employed, contract, and gig workers, through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program.
In order to complete your application, you'll need the following information and documents.
Your benefits will paid to you on an Unemployment Insurance debit card. The card will be issued to you at the time your first eligible week processes. It may take 1-2 weeks to receive your card. Do not throw the debit card away, as you will need it to retrieve funds or set up a bank transfer to put the funds in your personal bank.
If you have received unemployment benefits in the past three (3) years, you will have to use your existing card or request a new one.
For more information on your debit card visit www.goprogram.com.