HARRISBURG – With the current statewide mitigation causing extreme distress for Pennsylvania small businesses, Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) will soon be introducing legislation aimed at requesting a waiver from the federal government for self-employed individuals to be able to collect unemployment compensation during emergency situations like the current one involving COVID-19.
“Unfortunately, our small, family-owned businesses are experiencing a major hardship due to the current COVID-19 pandemic,” said Kaufer. “It is my goal to work with our federal partners to assist our small business owners, who have been affected by this pandemic, and would have these benefits last during the length of this emergency.”
Under current law, self-employed individuals are not able to collect unemployment compensation.
Representative Aaron Kaufer
120th Legislative District
PA House of Representatives