Advisory Important COVID-19 Updates and Information for TNC Drivers
Contact for Important COVID-19 Updates and Information for TNC Drivers
Department of Public Utilities Transportation Network Company Division
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Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) for TNC Drivers
The Baker-Polito Administration has announced an expansion of unemployment benefits in the Commonwealth. Massachusetts residents who are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits can now apply online for the new federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, which provides up to 46 weeks of unemployment benefits to individuals who are unable to work because of a COVID-19-related reason but are not eligible for regular or extended unemployment benefits.
Eligible individuals include self-employed workers, independent contractors, gig economy workers (including TNC drivers), and those with limited work history. Applicants can learn more and apply on the PUA "How To" Page.
CDC Guidance for TNC Drivers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released COVID-19 related guidance for TNC drivers. The new guidance can be found on the CDC's website.