Unemployment Benefits: Independent Contractors

Unemployment benefits for independent contractors depend on the state you're in, as rules for unemployment are largely determined on a state-by-state basis. All work performed as an independent contractor must be reported to the state agency administering unemployment insurance benefits. A failure to do so would be unemployment fraud and could subject you to not just repayment of any benefits you received but also fines or other penalties.

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UPDATED: Jun 29, 2022

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