This may be able to help members of the RI Commercial Fishing industry (and other “nontraditional workers”) who are out of work. The RI Dept of Labor and Training is in charge of this benefit but indicates it has no guidelines from The Federal Government to conduct this portion of benefits* and in addition, is overwhelmed by the unemployment situation statewide. *NEWS UPDATE AS OF 2PM, MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2020. THE GOVERNOR JUST REPORTED THAT THE BENEFIT SITE LINK BELOW SHOULD BE UP AND RUNNING BY 8AM, TUE. APRIL 7, 2020. THE STATE HAS RECEIVED GUIDELINES FROM THE FEDS TO OPERATE BENEFITS FOR SELF EMPLOYED, PART TIME AND NON-TRADITIONAL WORKERS.
THERE IS A SITE TO ENTER YOUR EMAIL AND BE NOTIFIED WHEN APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS BENEFIT. CLICK THIS LINK: