The CARES Act created three different programs to help Americans financially during the Coronavirus Pandemic. One of these is “Pandemic Unemployment Assistance” or PUA. It was created to help those who typically do not qualify for unemployment insurance, like rideshare drivers. However, not every driver will qualify and the amount of money you receive will vary from state to state. Smartassets has put together some great information on who may qualify, what documentation you need and a link to your state’s Unemployment Insurance website.
It is important to know that if your claim is denied, there is an appeals process for each state – so don’t give up.
Tomorrow: What are some of the biggest mistakes people make when applying for Unemployment Insurance and PUA.