Rideshare drivers as well as many other gig workers have not been eligible in the past for Unemployment Insurance. This has changed with the CARE Act in March of 2020. Just because you apply, does not mean the money is on its way.
The website NOLO discusses reasons why you claim might have been denied like insufficient earnings, voluntary termination and more. They also provide you with information on what the appeal process might look like. You must file your appeal promptly, usually within 10 to 30 days from the date of your denial. Do your homework here and don’t give up!
Tomorrow: Rideshare companies may soon mandate drivers and passengers to wear masks or other face coverings.