Relief Funding for Covid-19
Update on Unemployment Requirements...
The active search for work requirement was temporarily suspended by Governor Ige at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that the economy has begun to recover and COVID-19 cases continue to drop as more individuals are vaccinated, the active search for work requirement is being reinstated.
Unemployment Insurance benefits for self-employed persons and bona fide independent contractors are covered through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program under THE CARES Act. You can complete the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance application by visiting https://pua.hawaii.gov.
For PUA FAQs go to:
Family Life Center is extending Emergency Rental Assistance to Maui families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.