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Know Your Unemployment Rights

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The pandemic showed us that millions of Americans did not know their unemployment rights – especially gig workers. If you work for yourself, you are eligible for unemployment. However, you do need to provide documents proving your income as a gig worker. One example is a tax return. You can find more about how to collect on unemployment as a gig worker on the Employment Development Department’s website.

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