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CARES Act allows the unemployed to take on a side gig and still collect benefits – here’s why you should tread carefully

By Elisabeth Buchwald April 6, 2020 If you’re one of the 6.6 million Americans who filed for unemployment benefits last week there’s a good chance you’re anxiously waiting for a check to arrive in the mail. In the meantime, you might consider taking on gig work. What you may have given less consideration to is how that might affect your ability to collect unemployment benefits. The CARES Act attempts to tackle that. Last week, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in response to businesses closing in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, and provides $2.2 trillion to help businesses and ...