Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA): What We Know So Far

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is a program that temporarily expands unemployment insurance (UI) eligibility to self-employed workers, freelancers, independent contractors, and part-time workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. PUA is one of the programs established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2-trillion coronavirus emergency stimulus package that President […]

How to Qualify For Helpful PUA Payments

It has been announced by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development that recipients of the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (including self-employed individuals, independent contractors, and those who are not usually eligible for unemployment benefits), will start being notified of their PUA eligibility, and the Department is going to start making payments.  The […]