I am a sole proprietor, am I eligible for the Express Program?

Modified on Mon, 14 Feb 2022 at 08:55 AM

There are several factors that come into play when applying as a sole proprietor that may or may not make you eligible for the Express Program


Most sole proprietors do not pay into the Workforce Training Fund, as they do not pay into unemployment insurance through the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance for themselves. This means most sole proprietors are ineligible for training reimbursement through the Express Program. 


If you are a sole proprietor of a limited liability company (LLC), and you have W-2 employees for whom you pay into unemployment, your employees may be eligible—but you would not be eligible as you do not pay into unemployment for yourself. For this scenario, please reach out to us directly at express@commcorp.org and we can help you determine if your employees are eligible.

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