Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA): For people who have traditionally been ineligible for regular UI, including part-time workers, self-employed workers, independent contractors, and those without recent work history.
Benefits may cover periods of unemployment up to 39 weeks
Payment is based on recent earnings and is increased by $600 per week until July 31,2020
The usual one-week waiting period for benefits is waived
Benefits can be paid retroactively for periods of unemployment, beginning on or after January 27, 2020
Find out about your eligibility at https://access.nyc.gov