UPDATED UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE SYSTEM NOW SET UP FOR SELF-EMPLOYED, 1099 AND PROJECT/GIG ECONOMY CLAIMS: PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE (PUA) PROGRAM.

Posted on Apr 30, 2020 in Main

The State of Hawaii’s Unemployment Insurance system has been revamped to include the acceptance and processing of bonafide self-employed, 1099 and project/gig economy claims for employees who have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. These claims are covered by the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, covered under the CARES Act.–To learn more about the PUA program click here: http://labor.hawaii.gov/blog/main/covid-19-how-to-obtain-unemployment-ins-benefits/

–To go directly to the PUA program application process: https://pua.hawaii.gov/_/

If you have any questions, or need to speak to someone regarding UI claims or the PUA program, contact Department of Labor and Industrial Relations:

https://labor.hawaii.gov/contact/

http://uiclaims.hawaii.gov

For claims and benefits:

Oahu: 808-586-8970
Hilo: 808-974-4086
Kona: 808-322-4822
Maui: 808984-8400
Kauai: 808-274-3043