An Update on Relief Program for Independent Contractors

The California Association of REALTORS® is urging the California Employment Development Department (EDD) to move as quickly as possible to get its members much-needed relief. The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program will extend unemployment benefits to the self-employed and independent contractors, including REALTORS®. A new system for processing applications is expected to launch in two weeks. Once the system goes live, individuals will be able to receive payments within 24 to 48 hours of their applications being approved. For more information on this program, see the FAQs.