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Financial Resources: Unemployment Benefits Extended for Freelancers

LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN APPLY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

As numerous performing arts companies and individual artists have lost vital streams of income due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many of us now need to file for unemployment.

As of March 27, 2020, unemployment benefits have been extended for some who are typically not eligible, including the self-employed, freelancers, and independent contractors. Read the full set of instructions on nextSteps for details about how to apply for unemployment, as well as the items you need to have ready before you apply.

Find a full list of Coronavirus resources at nextSteps.