Sen. Schatz Releases Help Guide for Independent Contractors, Gig Workers Access Federal Coronavirus Aid

U.S. Senator Brian Schatz released a new help guide to access federal coronavirus aid for independent contractors, freelancers, those who are self-employed and gig-economy workers such as ride-sharing drivers. The federal aid is under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

“These federal programs can help thousands of Hawai‘i workers who are struggling to get by,” said Sen. Schatz. “If you’re an independent contractor and need some help, please visit our website to learn more about what kind of federal support is available.” 

Sen. Schatz’s guide includes information on eligibility requirements for unemployment insurance, direct cash payments, small business assistance and tax relief for individuals. 

To view the guide, visit

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