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Kentucky unemployment insurance expands...

More Kentuckians now qualify for unemployment insurance. On Wednesday, Governor Andy Beshear announced that Kentucky has opened up access to people who are self-employed or work as independent contractors.

"I'm happy to report that as of (Wednesday, 3/25/2020), independent contractors, small business owners, substitute teachers, gig economy workers, child care workers from churches, cosmetologists, and anyone who has had to leave their job because of quarantine or paid leave now qualifies for unemployment in Kentucky," said Beshear.

Before Wednesday, these people were ineligible to receive benefits in Kentucky.

"This means that so many of you who are out there - who are worried - are now able to file and we want you to," said Beshear.

How do you apply? You can call 502-875-0442 or apply online at kcc.ky.gov.

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