A key provision in the CARES Act creates a temporary "Pandemic Unemployment Assistance" program that extends unemployment benefits to those not traditionally eligible, including self-employed individuals.
The unemployment assistance may be available to individuals who are unemployed, partially unemployed, or unable to work for the weeks impacted as a result of COVID-19 between Jan. 27- Dec. 31, 2020.
- Provides up to $600 per week to those not traditionally eligible for unemployment insurance such as self-employed workers, independent contractors, etc. for up to four months.
These benefits will be administered by the states, in accordance with this new Federal law: in Kansas through Kansas Department of Labor and in Missouri through the Missouri Department of Labor.