In this episode, we discuss how self-employed farmers (non-W2 employees) are now eligible for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits through the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program of the CARES Act. Farmers, you may be wondering how to calculate your lost income to report on the UI application, who to submit that application to, and how much money you’ll actually get from jumping thorugh all the paperwork hoops. Well, we’ve got helpful insights and guidance to help you move forward confidently in pursuit of this financial relief, so tune in!
- PUA Resources for Farmers and Rachers (includes a legal memo and state-by-state spreadsheet guide for applying)
- Webinar on Unemployment Insurance for Farmers and Ranchers Affected by COVID-19
Disclaimer: We are working hard and fast to get information together about COVID-19 related programs to share with the farming community as quickly and accurately as possible. Please note that things are rapidly shifting during this time and what was accurate info 2 days or 2 weeks ago may not be accurate tomorrow. As such, please look for our most recent updated information on all COVID-19 issues. As always, the above communications are delivered for educational purposes only and do not constitute the rendering of legal advice.
“Easy Lemon” from Royalty Free by Kevin MacLeod. Released: 2012.