Posted: 31 Jan 2013 11:43 Post Subject:
Any way out of what?
Persons may be eligible for UI benefits if their employer paid FUTA (aka PAYROLL) taxes on their wages. Since self-employed persons do not do this, they are not eligible for UI benefits.
I fail to understand why people believe the GOVERNMENT owes them a duty to provide unemployment benefits in the first place. They are often a disincentive to looking for work. "Why should I work if the government pays me for not working?"
We call that attitude a "morale hazard" in the insurance world.