I am a contract worker. I receive a 1099 in lieu of a W2. Will I be eligible for unemployment benefits if no work is available for me?

FAQ Answer

Included in the CARES Act is Pandemic Unemployment Assistance which is a program for those who do not qualify for regular unemployment benefits.  You can apply at this link for PUA benefits. Please know that the applications for these benefits will not be processed until the federal government provides guidance to the states on implementing this new program.