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Am I a gig worker?


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Jun 6, 2005
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Norfolk, VA
We built a log cabin about 10 years ago and have rented it episodically since that time along with an occasional timeshare rental. I make more than my social security on it and it pays the mortgage, maintenance and insurance. April and May are my busiest months but my rentals have gone from 8 rentals to one weekend before the stay at home order .I am certain the rest of the summer will suffer also. I feel unemployed but am I a gig worker eligible for unemployment compensation and the additional $600.00 per week included in the recent 2.1 trillion bill?
I have done research but haven't found anything on this subject. So I am asking a forum that has helped me with other questions over the years.


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No. Gig workers receive 1099s for their income from an employer

Miss Marty

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Jun 6, 2005
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Are You Eligible for Unemployment Benefits in Virginia? ... NO

Gig workers
are independent contractors, online platform workers, contract firm workers, on-call workers and temporary workers.

Sorry Jim

You must be unemployed through no fault of your own, as defined by Virginia law. You must have earned at least a minimum amount in wages before you were unemployed. You must be able and available to work, and you must be actively seeking employment.

Stay Safe and Enjoy your vacation home..