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Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) & Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) Guide For The Self-Employed

    Shannon Vissers
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Shannon Vissers

Shannon Vissers

Expert Analyst & Reviewer at Merchant Maverick
The former editor-in-chief of SteelOrbis, Shannon has been researching and writing about small business software and financing since 2015. Her shopping and retail expertise has been cited in numerous publications, including Reader's Digest, MSN, Yahoo Finance, and GOBankingRates . She has also published articles for LIVESTRONG.COM, eHow, Life'd, and other websites. Shannon attended San Diego State University, graduating in 2005 with a BA in English.
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    WENDY MORAIS

    I am self employed and worked threw 2019. when the Pandemic started i applied for unemployment and PUA. I received it. NOW unemployment is saying i owe over 10,000, why is this?

      Jessica Dinsmore

      Hi Wendy,

      Ugh. PUA recipients in some states are now being asked to provide evidence of the 2019 income they stated in their application, and it looks like they may even be required to repay if they received any “amount they were not entitled to, federal law requires states to demand repayment, even if the “overpayment” resulted from an honest mistake”. I’m not sure where you are located, but it is possible that your state has decided to implement this requirement now as well.

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