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DLI to begin processing UI claims for self-employed Montanans

HELENA – The Montana Department of Labor & Industry announced this week Montana's self-employed, independent contractors, gig workers, and others not eligible for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits can begin filing claims for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits expanded under the recently passed CARES Act starting Wednesday.

“Help is now on the way for many Montanans who previously were not eligible for regular UI benefits. As Montana has such a high rate of entrepreneurialism, this will help a wide array of self-employed folks across our state,” DLI Commissioner Brenda N...


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