A: UI benefits for self-employed persons and bona fide independent contractors and others who are disqualified from receiving UI for COVID-19-related reasons may be covered through the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. File your PUA claim athttps://pua.hawaii.gov/_/.
A: If you would like to contact the State DLIR regarding the denial of your UI claim, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, the last four digits of your Social Security Number, telephone number (including area code), and a screenshot of your disqualification message.
A: On April 27, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) resumed accepting applications for the Payment Protection Program(PPP) from approved lenders on behalf of eligible borrowers. If your loan application for the PPP has already been submitted, you are encouraged to contact your lender to confirm that your loan application is complete and in the queue for loan review and approval.
Due to the large volume of applications, the SBA is unable to provide the status update of individual applications. If you have an application number beginning with “3”, your application has been received and is in the queue for review and decision.
The SBA has resumed accepting applications for theEconomic Injury Disaster Loan Program(EIDL), but only for agricultural businesses due to limitations in funding availability and the unprecedented submission of applications already received. Applicants who have already submitted their EIDL applications will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.