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Applying for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)


Updated: 2020-05-11 10:00 EDT


Steps to registering for Pandemic Unemployed Assistance (PUA), for the self-employed and independent contractors.

STEP 1:

Apply For traditional UI Benefits. Get started by visiting the website, ui.delawareworks.com

STEP 2:

Recieve a denial letter or monetary determination of zero or insufficient wages.

STEP 3:

Receive a confirmation letter in the mail qualified applicants will receive their PUA benefits instructions by mail. Letters begin mailing the week of May 11, 2020.

STEP 4:

Access the PUA system to submit your claim for assistance.


For more information and details please visit https://labor.delaware.gov/uifaqs/

Read the full May 4th press release about Pandemic Unemployed Assistance (PUA), the self-employed and independent contractors.



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