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I am a freelancer or independent contractor. Do I qualify for unemployment insurance, and if so, how do I apply?

October 5 2020 11:23 pm

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act expanded unemployment insurance (UI) to cover people who typically do not qualify for UI, including those who are self-employed, independent contractors, or gig workers. For more information, see our guidance for Hawai’i Independent Contractors.