Unemployment

Do self-employed people qualify for unemployment?

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Leland Grant
2020-04-08 19:26:20

Under normal circumstances, a person operating as a sole proprietor (an unincorporated business owned by one person) would not be eligible for unemployment benefits. This includes most independent contractors, freelance workers, or anyone else who receives a 1099 instead of the standard W-2. However, if the business is structured as an S corporation (a small business that is a separate entity from its owners) and the individual is listed on the payroll as a salaried employee, then they may be eligible for unemployment in most states.

Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act passed March 27, though, self-employed and gig workers who can no longer work due to the COVID-19 pandemic may qualify for unemployment benefits.

Contact your state's unemployment office to find out more information and file your claim if you need to.

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Wiki User
2011-03-14 20:08:21

No, because, by definition, the person applying for unemployment

was working for someone else, and thus had no other control over

his income. The self-employed through his business slowing down or

loss of market, does not fit the criteria.

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Anonymous
2020-04-09 05:11:02

Self unemployed because of corona virus

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Anonymous
2020-04-07 18:57:21

Dog groomer

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Anonymous
2020-04-07 23:54:10

Don’t no

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Anonymous
2020-04-08 13:49:15

No

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Anonymous
2020-04-09 02:34:46

Yes

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Sunny Bawa Sherjung
2020-04-17 11:30:42

no

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get your
2020-04-17 11:26:21

It depends upon the country as this policy is decided by the government and we can only follow the same.

But there should be a law for sure as if any one register with the government for the self-employment and he is paying any kind of taxes to the government whether direct or indirect they are an indirect partner for government revenue.

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Deepmini
2020-04-20 08:56:10

No.

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lildishboi
2020-04-20 20:53:44

i'll tell you the truth if you give me some toilet paper

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Anonymous
2020-04-01 00:37:19

Personal trainer

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Anonymous
2020-04-02 16:53:26

No self employed

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Anonymous
2020-04-02 22:09:54

Yes

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Anonymous
2020-04-03 03:45:55

IAM Lyft driver I qualify unemployment?

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Anonymous
2020-04-17 04:33:09

thats wrong

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Anonymous
2020-04-03 23:10:24

Can self employed people draw unemployment

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Anonymous
2020-04-05 14:58:22

People that work for their self do they get unemployment and how do I do this

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Anonymous
2020-03-31 21:17:42

I’m self employed would i Had to file taxes to get employment.. I stopped working cuz of the Coronavirus

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Anonymous
2020-04-22 11:21:40

Yes

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Anonymous
2020-04-04 17:05:59

I drive taxi

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Anonymous
2020-04-26 19:14:49

HAIRSTYLEST

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Anonymous
2020-05-25 22:06:00

Yes

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Anonymous
2020-04-10 15:02:49

Does business owners that pay their self a paycheck every week get unemployment?

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Anonymous
2020-04-10 19:40:53

Yes

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Anonymous
2020-04-13 19:19:57

No

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Anonymous
2020-04-16 00:43:47

Can self employed people receive unemployment . If so how do you fill out the form?

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Anonymous
2020-05-27 00:05:00

Yes


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