CARES Act Updates and More COVID-19 Information
1 UNEMPLOYMENT: Eligible Marylanders will begin seeing their additional $600 per week payment. This payment is on top of current regular benefits and will be received on the day of your next regularly scheduled payment.
2. UNEMPLOYMENT FOR 1099 CONTRACTORS AND SELF-EMPLOYED: On April 24, Labor is launching a new one-stop unemployment insurance application to allow ALL newly eligible Marylanders to file ALL types of claims entirely online. Those who are eligible for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, including those who are self-employed, independent contractors, gig economy workers, and have insufficient work history, will be able to file online using the new application.
Baltimore County to Host Expert Panels for COVID-19 Business Relief
Free Webinars to Feature Q&A With Finance and Legal Professionals
County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced that the County’s economic and workforce development professionals will host a series of free webinars to help small businesses and affected workers navigate available assistance resources and plan for eventual economic recovery.
Series Kicks Off Tuesday, April 21
With a Session on Small Business Relief Resources
The first “Baltimore County Business Forum—COVID and Beyond,” will be presented live via Cisco WebEx on Tuesday, April 21 at 1 p.m., and webinar access information will be posted on the County website at . Recorded video of the completed webinars will be posted on the webpage.
CLICK HERE FOR TOMORROW’S WEBINAR INFORMATION
Ruppersberger Cosponsors Bipartisan Bill to Inject $900 Billion into
Paycheck Protection Program
Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger signed onto bipartisan legislation to inject $900 billion into the Paycheck Protection Program to help small businesses impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The standalone legislation will replenish the popular loan program after its initial $350 billion allocation ran out of money earlier this week and as millions more Americans file for unemployment benefits.