Self-Employment Assistance Program Eligibility
Typically, in order to receive these benefits, an individual must first be eligible to receive regular unemployment insurance under State law. Individuals who have been permanently laid off from their previous jobs and are identified as likely to exhaust regular unemployment benefits may be eligible to participate in the program.
States With Self-Employment Assistance Programs
Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Pennsylvania currently have Self-Employment Assistance programs.