The coronavirus has small business owners across the country scrambling to keep their businesses afloat. And if you’ve had to shut your doors, you may be asking yourself: Can I file for unemployment?
Eligibility for unemployment benefits depends on several factors, including your state and employment status within your business. But generally, small business owners can file for unemployment if:
- They worked as a wage-earning employee of the company.
- They paid federal and state unemployment taxes.
- They lost their employee status.
- They’re genuinely seeking alternative employment.