Self-Employment Benefits Status Update

Date: April 23, 2020

Applications not being taken yet but information is available

Though Maine is not yet ready to process applications for self-employment benefits, the Bureau of Unemployment Compensation has posted a Frequently Asked Questions document about information that will be requested once people can apply.

https://www.maine.gov/labor/docs/2020/covid19/covidfaqandui.pdf

Claimants for self-employment benefits are requested to NOT FILE UNTIL the program is available online; otherwise, the claim will be denied. However, “once implemented, benefits will be paid retroactively.”

https://www.maine.gov/unemployment/

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