Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)


About PUA:

​​​​​​Artists who experienced unemployment and loss of income due to the pandemic could have applied for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). PUA provided an additional $300 per week of federal assistance on top of the state unemployment amount and is eligible to all out-of-work W2, 1099 and self-employed individuals. This program was extended through Labor Day, September 6, 2021.

The CARES Act gives states the option of extending unemployment compensation to independent contractors and other workers who are ordinarily ineligible for unemployment benefits. Please contact your state’s unemployment insurance office at the website or phone number provided to learn more about the availability of these benefits where you live.


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