The portal for self-employed individuals, gig workers and independent contractors to apply for unemployment in Massachusetts is now open!

The portal for self-employed individuals, gig workers and independent contractors to apply for unemployment in Massachusetts is now open!
They can do so by applying at: www.mass.gov/pua

PUA is a program open to the following individuals:
  • Self-employed individuals, including gig workers, freelancers, and independent contractors;
  • Those seeking part-time employment;
  • Claimants that have an insufficient work history to qualify for benefits; and
  • Claimants that have been laid off from churches and religious institutions and are not eligible for benefits under state law
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