Missouri to Start Processing Claims for Self-Employed And Others Ineligible for Unemployment

The Missouri Department of Labor has announced they are processing unemployment claims for self-employed, gig workers, independent contractors, and those who otherwise do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits.

The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program gives qualifying claimants weekly benefits of between $133 and $320 per week plus a $600 federal supplement from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation.

Individuals who wish to apply can do so through the Department of Labor website, and indicate none when asked what state you’ve worked in the last 18 months because if you did work an employer you might be eligible for regular unemployment under those employers.

Even if you do not have enough work history or you were unable to start a new job because of COVID-19, you are encouraged to apply for benefits.

The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program for those whose unemployment benefits have been exhausted.

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