Gig Workers Struggle To Get Answers About Back Benefits As Some Federal Pandemic Programs EndTens of thousands of people in Illinois are still fighting for unemployment money they are owed from four federal pandemic programs that are now over.
Chicago Rideshare Drivers Protest Lyft's Deactivation Process, Claiming They Have No RecourseThe Chicago Gig Alliance said this is nothing new. The group said the system is set up to benefit people who complain, even if it's bogus.
More Than One Third Of Unemployment Claims In Illinois PUA System Have Been RejectedHundreds of thousands of Illinois’ gig workers, contractors, or self-employed workers have applied for jobless benefits due to COVID-19. And for months, we’re been hearing horror stories from applicants who say they haven’t seen a dime.
State Urges Man To Apply For Gig Worker Unemployment After Penalty Weeks Hold Up His Benefits For MonthsA possible solution has emerged for an unemployment benefits problem we have been reporting on for months.
Gig Workers Say Their Unemployment Benefits Are Being Held Up By Audits And They Can't Wait AnymoreAudits are holding up the federal money they're desperate for - that's what some gig workers tell CBS 2.
Some Unimpressed With System On First Day Illinois Gig Workers Get To File For Unemployment BenefitsOn Monday, members of the so-called gig economy were finally able to file for unemployment benefits.
Gig Workers Now Eligible To Apply For Unemployment BenefitsGig workers in Illinois will be eligible to apply for unemployment benefits starting Monday.
Gov. Pritzker Acknowledges Illinois Unemployment System Has Been Unfit To Handle Surge, Says Change Is ComingGov. JB Pritzker on Thursday admitted that the Illinois unemployment system is “unfit to handle surge.”
Gig Workers Are Supposed To Start Getting Illinois Unemployment Benefits On Monday, But Will System Handle It?They’ve waited weeks and weeks for help, but starting Monday, Illinois gig workers should start receiving unemployment benefits.
Gig Workers Can Get Unemployment Benefits Starting Monday. Here's How To Apply
Confusion Over New System To Handle Gig Worker Unemployment ClaimsIllinois taxpayers will pay $23 million to a Chicago company to set up a call center and computer system to help process unemployment claims for gig workers, but CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov has learned the May 11 date the governor keeps talking about to get those new benefits could be in jeopardy.
What Is Causing The Holdup For Unemployment Benefits For Gig Workers?The State of Illinois said it will be another month before the first unemployment payments get to independent contractors and gig workers such as Uber drivers and musicians.