I am self-employed and had claimed and received unemployment benefits before I received my PPP loan. Do I need to change my weekly certifications and report the payment(s) as earnings? April 24, 2021 19:44 Updated No. This is back pay. Related articles I’m self-employed and I have a PUA claim. Do I have to report the funds I received from my PPP loan on my weekly claim? Do you have to report PPP earnings over a period of weeks/months or at one time? I have either a regular UI or PUA claim and I’m not self-employed. I received a payment from my employer through their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan for this week. Since I haven’t claimed my week yet do I need to report this as earnings? I got a letter saying my claim was denied. Can I make an appeal? Do I still need to pay back my overpayment if the error was caused by the Employment Department?