Apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Starting April 20, 2020
Claimants are now able to file for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) as of today, April 20, 2020. Apply 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
- 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, send inquiries to PUAconstituentservices@detma.org