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US authorities offer freelancers $ 1000 financial assistance: how to get money

If you are a freelancer or independent contractor, you may be eligible for funds provided by the US government. Money Talks News.

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When times are tough, freelancers and independent contractors are usually left with nothing: traditional full-time employees usually have the right to unemployment insurance.

However, during a coronavirus pandemic, everything is different. Not only can these workers apply for unemployment benefits, but the US government also offers them additional financial assistance worth $ 1000.

According to CNBC, the economic shock loan program, known as an “advance,” allows freelancers and independent contractors, as well as individual entrepreneurs, to apply for a grant of $ 1000.

If you are approved to receive this financial assistance, you do not need to return it.

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The grant is part of an effort to help small business owners. An economic shock loan program created by Congress under the CARES Act allows small business owners to apply for loans of up to $ 150.

The CNBC columnist spoke to a man who introduced himself as “Eli,” a freelance writer based in New York. Here's what turned out:

“When Eli's cousin told him about the grant, he was skeptical about it. However, he filled out the application in a few minutes - and in a few days he saw $ 1000 in his bank account. "

To be able to get a grant, you need to submit a special application. But you do not have to do this.

When you get approval for a loan - whether you decide to accept it or not - the grant should soon appear in your bank account.

Forbes reports that in order to be eligible for a grant, you must have been in business as of January 31, 2020. Although grants are available until December 16, Forbes predicts that the federal small business administration "will run out of money quickly, so you should file your application as soon as possible."

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In Forbes say that filling out an application should take about 15 minutes. Learn more about these grants. on the website small business administration. You can also find yourself application form Online.

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