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April 22, 2020

Newsletter reprinted from
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Southwest Wisconsin
Serving: Crawford, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, and Richland Counties
Financial Support
Please visit the Wisconsin SBDC's dedicated Covid 19 site for all of the latest updates: https://wisconsinsbdc.org/services/covid-19/
Self-employed people are not usually eligible for unemployment payments, as they do not pay for unemployment insurance for themselves through payroll contributions. In this special circumstance, the federal CARES Act provides for unemployment payments during the Covid crisis.

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development is now taking applications from self-employed people and small businesses.
For more information, please visit: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/pua/
Here is a document showing the steps in the application process: See the screens

Have the following information available:
  • Social Security Number
  • Wisconsin Driver's License, if you have one
  • A list of all employers you worked for in the past 18 months, their complete addresses (including zip codes), telephone numbers and the dates you began and last worked for them.
  • Those who don't monetarily qualify for a UI claim will need proof of wages/self-employment from the most recent tax year.
  • Farmers should also have: # of acres, # of acres in CRP, # of livestock, # of livestock sold due to COVID-19 pandemic, # of cows being milked
Green County Development Corporation is continually compiling links to
websites with information specifically aimed at helping businesses
navigate COVID-19's impact.

Click here for those resources

Green County Development is a 501c3 non-profit organization building the economic future of Green County Wisconsin's communities and businesses through public-private partnerships.
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