The Bureau of Unemployment Compensation
Maine Dept. of Labor will begin taking claims for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program on May 1st. The program covers those who are self-employed, or otherwise ineligible for traditional state unemployment benefits. Please do not apply until 8 a.m. on May 1, when the new application becomes available. More information can be found on the State of Maine’s PUA webpage: www.maine.gov/unemployment/pua.
Rick also listened in on a webinar today, regarding PPP loans and Unemployment and learned the following…
- If you receive a PPP loan you can still apply for unemployment benefits to cover the period from 2/15/20 until you received your PPP loan money.
- If your tax return showed zero net income from your business you can apply for unemployment and get a minimum of $172/week PLUS the extra $600/week ($772 total per week)