We are happy to announce that claimants are now able to file for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
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
As PUA is a separate program from regular unemployment insurance, we ask that you send inquiries to Jennifer Lavin at PUAconstituentservices@detma.org.