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How to Apply for California Unemployment as a Gig Worker (aka Covid-19 Stimulus Pandemic Unemployment Assistance)

UPDATE (APRIL, 17) — It looks like the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) has finally created a Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) website portal specific to gig workers / independent contractors! If you’re a self-employed / independent contractor, you can apply for PUA on Tuesday, April 28. According to Julie A. Su, California Labor […]

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Gig workers eligible for covid-19 unemployment benefits and rebate as part of $2 trillion Senate stimulus bill (this includes musicians)

UPDATE: (APRIL, 15) – Covid-19 pandemic stimulus checks have arrived! They said it would arrive in a timely fashion, and it did. Direct deposits rolled out on Monday. If you have yet to receive your stimulus check, don’t worry. It’s coming. So long as you have done a few things … scroll down to “When […]

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Sandra Burciaga Olinger |