You may apply for our Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) program if you are planning to start your own business. If you are approved for SEA, you keep the business proceeds AND get your full weekly benefit payment. We will also waive work-search requirements while you work full time on your self-employment activities.
Call the UI Special Programs Center at 503-947-1800 to see if you are eligible. If you are accepted into the program, you will receive a notice of approval and your new weekly SEA requirements.
Learn more about SEA here or call the Special Programs Unit at 503-947-1800.