DID YOU APPLY FOR PUA AND GET A CONFIRMATION EMAIL?
If you applied for the PUA as an independent contractor, self-employed person you may have received your confirmation email today. Many people received an email saying their application was being processed and then gave you a long list of things to do to continue getting your unemployment each week. If you have not been a W2 employee, you will get a letter in the mail in about a week or so that tells you what your UI weekly benefit will be. It should say $0. That is your regular unemployment “denial” and it will be mailed to you the old fashion way. When you get the letter you can then go back to
and click on the red button for PUA and apply there. You will need your income records, 1099 forms or schedule C of your taxes.
DID YOU GET YOUR ECONOMIC IMPACT CHECK OF $1200? DEADLINE WED 13TH
People must use
Get My Payment
noon Wednesday, May 13
, for a chance to get their Economic Impact Payment by direct deposit. After noon Wednesday, the IRS will begin preparing to mail millions of additional payments to those who haven’t received one yet. Taxpayers can expect to receive these payments beginning in late May. People who use Get My Payment before the deadline can still take advantage of the direct deposit option.
Get My Payment
is available in English and Spanish.
Non-Filers tool is still available
For people not required to file a federal tax return, the
Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool
, available in English and Spanish, helps them submit basic information to have an Economic Impact Payment sent to their bank account. This tool is a free and easy option for those who don’t receive:
• Social Security retirement, survivor or disability benefits (SSDI)
• Railroad Retirement benefits
• Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
• VA Compensation and Pension (C&P)
Eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns for 2019 or 2018 will receive the payments automatically. Automatic payments are also being sent to those receiving Social Security retirement, disability benefits, Railroad Retirement benefits, Veterans Affairs benefits or Supplemental Security Income soon.
Economic Impact Payment Information Center
CT STATE GUIDELINES FOR RE-OPENING
The governor came out with his guidelines last Friday. Since then there has been a lot of discussion and some changes. You can now use a blow dryer at a hair salon! J Our recommendation is this:
1. check the guidelines regularly
2. read our newsletters, we will give you updates
3. work on the basics of determining if it is profitable for you to open
The Windham Region Chamber will be partnering with SBDC to bring you industry specific analysis and considerations in the coming weeks. You are not required to open on May 20. Don’t rush. Please check our website and newsletter for upcoming webinars. Take a moment to read through our
guide here >
(we thought we should have one too-like everybody else!)
WEBINAR HELD TODAY WITH ATTORNEYS FROM UKS: RE-OPENING YOUR BUSINESS IN CT
This webinar was excellent! UKS was generous enough to take several hours, for 6 attorneys, to help our local small businesses prepare to re-open. It was a great synapsis of what you need to consider legally. You can listen to the recording here:
It is clear that any business, whether already open or going to re-open, will need to have clearly written policies and procedures that will cover all of the state mandated (as well as CDC, OSHA and other industry recommendations) guidelines. The best investment you can make in the future of your business is to pay to have these very important documents written properly so that you and your employees will be protected. Our recommendation is to pay for a professional to do an “operational audit” of your business. Let them look at what you do now and make recommendations for improvement and compliancy. It is well worth the money to pay to have a professional create or revise your policy manual, employee manual, reports and documentations. I spoke at length with Bonnie Kumiega from UKS about the wide range of services their firm can perform for you at a reasonable price that any small business could manage.
NEED PPE TO RE-OPEN AND CAN’T FIND IT?
Here are some resources:
Business will need to register and note there is a limit of how many they can get.
This link also provides additional background about PPE , Masks and other OASH guidelines
Here is a link to a news article from Fox 61 about where to find PPE around the state
and the link to get them