Millions of self-employed workers are set to lose their benefits after Christmas and lawmakers have yet to find a solution
Suzy Young, an artist in Winterport, Maine, cheered when Congress enacted an innovative program that provided unemployment benefits to artists, freelancers and the self-employed after Covid-19 hit the US. But like many others, Young – whose art sales have plunged in recent months – is angry that this pandemic aid program is due to expire the day after Christmas.
We need to help people out here from starving. We need Congress to hear us, we’re in the worst place