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7 States offer Unemployment Benefits to Self-Employed

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#1 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 10:09 PM

Here's an interesting link I ran across today:

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#2 Alfeo Dixon SOC

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 11:05 PM

Great find Robert! This is a key factor for those that are forced to work in a 1099 status. Even thought most of us are running business, we are still employees and do qualify for unemployment between jobs.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:31 AM

But only in 7 states that sadly aren't ones I live in.
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#4 Robert Wall

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 12:23 PM

But only in 7 states that sadly aren't ones I live in.

This is very interesting as I do live in one of those states, but to me the article and the link on it implies that you have to be unemployed in the classic sense - you can't have been self-employed and lost your work to participate. It seems like it operates as an extension for those who want to start a business - quite different than benefits to the self-employed.
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