The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) signed into law on March 27, 2020, provides relief to families, small businesses, and individuals who are self-employed and independent contractors. A key provision in the law creates a temporary “Pandemic Unemployment Assistance” program that extends unemployment benefits to those not traditionally eligible, including self-employed individuals. Below is a summary of the program, updates from Advisories issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to state workforce agencies implementing the program.
See here for frequently asked questions through NAR and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development:
Wisconsin DWD – Pandemic Unemployment Insurance
Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Eligibility
State Participation in the Pandemic Unemployment Compensation Program
Broker Related Issues
FULL Resource Guide HERE.