From State Representative Richard Haggerty:
Effective today, claimants will be able to file for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) beginning at 8:30am today.
They can do so by applying at: www.mass.gov/pua
PUA is a program open to the following individuals:
- Self-employed individuals, including gig workers, freelancers, and independent contractors
- Those seeking part-time employment
- Claimants that have an insufficient work history to qualify for benefits
- And claimants that have been laid off from churches and religious institutions and are not eligible for benefits under state law.