Unemployment payment for independent contractors and gig workers

  • Who’s eligible: Independent contractors, gig workers, and others who are unemployed at no fault of their own. Learn more about qualifying for benefits.
  • What it is: For the first time, independent contractors and gig workers qualify for unemployment payments from the government along with other individuals who have been laid off. 
  • Take action: Apply and follow every step through the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Stay up to date with your application and how Colorado’s unemployment relief may change because of COVID-19.
  • From: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Federal Government