Help for those in the entertainment/media workforce!
For those who are self-employed or independent contractors and are out of work due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program will be available starting April 28. PUA provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to individuals not eligible for regular unemployment compensation or extended benefits. This program, part of the federal $2 trillion economic relief package called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The state’s Employment Development Department (EDD) administers this federal program in California. For all details please go to the EDD website.