Here’s What the Relief Packages Give Self-Employed Workers

The self-employed often fall into the biggest gaps in the social safety net. But relief programs aimed at helping workers and companies weather the coronavirus outbreak are providing some temporary patches.

With freelancers, independent contractors and gig workers among the millions of Americans losing their jobs as the coronavirus chokes the economy, new and expanded benefits are offering them a way to cope.

Below is a look at important parts of the two emergency legislative packages passed in recent weeks, along with other rule changes aimed at workers who prefer to be their own boss.

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