Unemployment Insurance for Self-Employed or Sole-Proprietors

Please note this information was posted on April 23, 2020 and is subject to change if there is updated guidance. 

Our office has heard from so many Mainers that are sole-propietors or self-employed and have been waiting to apply for unemployment. People are struggling and federal guidance and programs are changing rapidly. We must continue to improve these systems and get Mainers the help they need.

While we wait for Maine Department of Labor to implement this new program, it has been recommend that self employed people start preparing to apply by gathering the following materials: