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