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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.


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


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


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.


Access the PUA system to submit your claim for assistance.

For more information and details please visit

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

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