New Unemployment Benefits for Gig Workers and those with Schedules with Reduced hours---Wait a bit....
The government announced new and improved unemployment benefit for those in the gig economy and those whose hours were reduced. However, the details between the states taking the unemployment requests and the federal government have not quite been worked out. Additionally, the programming it takes to input the new criteria into the online software will take a bit of time. If you have been denied or rejected try again in a few days or a week. Advice from an article in today's LA Times was to wait a week or two and then to apply. Keep yourself informed. Go to the EDD website daily for updates.