If you’re out of a job, but your business doesn’t cover unemployment benefits, the state is ready to help you out.

Emily Sevard with the Department of Workforce Development says the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program is a new program aimed at non-traditional employees. 

“So we’re talking people who are self-employed, certain independent contractors, or other people who aren’t covered by regular unemployment insurance.”

Sevard this funding acts like the state’s usual unemployment program. “The minimum weekly benefit amount is $163 and the maximum would be $370 per week but if somebody is eligible for those P-U-A payments they would also be eligible to receive that additional $600 per week.”

That extra funding comes from the federal unemployment stimulus program.

Find out more online at https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/pua/

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