Applications Open for Unemployment Assistance through NIB

SELF-EMPLOYED WORKERS APPLY NOW! Applications Open for Unemployment Assistance through NIB Get all your FAQs answered! WHO QUALIFIES FOR COVID-19-RELATED UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PAYMENT FOR ALL SELF-EMPLOYED PERSONS? Self-employed persons impacted by the government’s mandated shut down Orders with no employees AND who are in possession of a valid business license. Jitney Drivers without a business license may apply, however a valid and current public service drivers badge is required. WHO DO NOT QUALIFY FOR COVID-19-RELATED UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PAYMENT? Persons currently receiving, or eligible for, benefits under another NIB unemployment scheme – including the usual unemployment benefits programme and the recent programme for self-employed persons in the tourism industry. WILL NIB CONDUCT A MEANS TEST? There will be no means testing (ie. an examination into the financial state of persons to determine eligibility for benefits). WHAT OPTIONS ARE IN PLACE FOR SELF-EMPLOYED PERSONS WHO ARE NOT UP TO DATE WITH NIB CONTRIBUTIONS? This requirement will be waived for this unemployment assistance programme. However, persons should be registered with NIB or become registered at the time of application, and be in possession of a valid business license (with the exception of jitney drivers without a license must provide a current and valid public service drivers badge DO I HAVE TO REGISTER WITH NIB? Self-employed persons must be currently registered with NIB or be register at the time of application. HOW MUCH MONEY WILL I RECEIVE? $200 per week, inclusive of any NIB benefit payment for the period of the government-mandated emergency order restrictions, that commenced on Frida