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Better Federal Relief is Needed to Solve the Freelance Crisis in America

Here’s another important article from the National Freelancers Union:

Better Federal Relief is Needed to Solve the Freelance Crisis in America

It’s been seven weeks since the CARES Act, the first major piece of legislation aimed at addressing the coronavirus crisis, was signed into law. That law created Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and the Paycheck Protection Program, two initiatives that were intended to provide critical aid for freelance and self-employed individuals, who have been doubly affected both by shutdowns to contain the spread of the virus and by the resulting economic downturn.

Nearly two months later, the facts are impossible to ignore: millions of freelancers — 84% of those who responded to our recent survey — haven’t received a dollar.

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Three Things You Should Know About the Paycheck Protection Program

This helpful article comes courtesy of the National Freelancers Union. The Freelancers Union is one of the few organizations that deals with the needs of self-employed workers. You might want to join it – it’s free and full of useful information. Visit their home page for more information.

In the meantime, check out this useful article from the Freelancers Union, in partnership with Trupo:

Three Things You Should Know About the Paycheck Protection Program

This article is reproduced with the permission of our partner, Trupo.

Whether you’re a sole proprietor or a small business owner, you might be looking into getting an SBA loan through the Paycheck Protection Program.

However, you might be having issues hearing back from a PPP lender, or wonder how Unemployment Insurance or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance affects your eligibility for a loan. Here are three answers to three common questions we’ve seen in our Mutual Aid Google Group:

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