The U.S. Congress recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (known as the “CARES Act”) in response to the public health and economic emergency caused by the novel coronavirus.
The CARES Act contains important financial measures intended to help people in the United States, including those who work independently and offer care through platforms like Rover.
Among other provisions, the CARES Act expands eligibility for unemployment assistance to some self-employed individuals. If you’re unemployed, partially unemployed, or cannot work for a variety of coronavirus-related reasons, you may now qualify for unemployment benefits. Benefit amounts vary based on where you live and individual circumstances.
For more information about unemployment laws and resources, you can find a link to your state’s or territory’s unemployment office in the list below.
District of Columbia (DC)
US Virgin Islands