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How do I apply for Unemployment Insurance and expanded benefits?
Should Social Security beneficiaries (SSI/SSDI) apply for unemployment insurance compensation and other benefits if they might be eligible?
What should I do if I need an accommodation in order to access Unemployment Insurance?
Are unemployment compensation benefits taxable?

Learn more about how unemployment benefits are taxed on the federal and state levels.

Learn which steps to take to limit taxes owed on your unemployment benefits.

How are unemployment compensation benefits received in 2020 taxed?
Are you interested in applying for a job?

Did you know some employers take a person’s credit score into consideration when hiring?

Depending on the state you live in or the type of job you are applying to obtain, some employers may take a person’s credit score into consideration during their hiring process. You can be prepared by learning more about credit scores, how a credit score is calculated, and checking on your own credit score for free!

Are you looking for a job that doesn't require you to be onsite?
What should I do if I need an accommodation or other supports in order to access job services?
Can I receive job search and vocational services from a vocational rehabilitation agency?
What work supports are available for SSI and/or SSDI beneficiaries?
What workplace rules protect people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Learn your workplace rights during the pandemic under the ADA. 

Are there free resources I can access to build my job skills?

Explore online learning opportunities.

Are you age 14-24 and wondering what education and employment opportunities are available to help you?

Take this time to prepare for your employment!

Where can I find free resources and advice to help my small business bounce back from the pandemic and thrive?

Find trusted business guidance and education in challenging times.

Do you have a small business with less than 500 employees and need a loan for operations?

See if you qualify for Economic Injury Disaster from the SBA.

As a person with a disability, where can I find resources to help me start my own business or be self-employed?

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