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What the CARES Act Means for Freelancers

By March 31, 2020 COVID-19, Current News

Screenshot of article on the CARES Act  posted on Freelancers UnionCross-posted from Freelancers Union
[by Jonathan Medows]

On March 27, an emergency relief bill now known as the CARES Act became law to help bolster the U.S. economy as the country battles the coronavirus. The new law covers a broad cross-section of the economy — including the freelance sector. Of particular note, the relief package gives jobless workers bigger unemployment checks over a longer period of time, including freelancers and the self-employed, who are typically excluded from collecting these benefits.

Here’s what freelancers can expect to receive in terms of financial relief under this new law:

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