Ask the Budgetologist with Phylecia Jones

Can Freelancers, Solo Business Owners and Creatives File for Unemployment?

April 2, 2020

Are you wondering if you can file for unemployment as a freelancer, solo business owner, creative, speaker or gig worker... the short has is perhaps. The long answer is... depends on where you live and how your business is set up. Let's talk #CARESAct and what you can expect as a business owner.

- Enhanced $600 unemployment benefit is available until Jul 31st, 2020
- Recovery rebate checks... $1200 for individuals who filed up to $75k. $2400 for joint filers who filed up $150k.
- Unemployment claims are up to 6.6 million

Ask the Budgetologist is presented by Keep Up with Mrs. Jones and hosted by Phylecia Jones. Phylecia is a two-time TEDx speaker, personal finance contributor to Daily Blast Live and Founder of iFind You Close. #AsktheBLIVE is a daily live stream to podcast that discusses budgeting, money and finances from the perspective of a solo and small business owner.

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Show aired on 04.02.2020

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