April 20th, the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced that claimants will be able to file for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance starting today.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance is available to individuals who are self-employed, those seeking part time employment, those who have insufficient work history to qualify for benefits, and those who have been laid off from religious institutions who would not otherwise be eligible to receive unemployment.

To apply visit http://www.mass.gov/pua