United States Self Employment Assistance Program (SEAP)

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What is Self-Employment Assistance Program ?

The Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEAP) is designed to support and encourage unemployed workers to create their own jobs by starting their own small businesses.

Who is Eligible for Self-Employment Assistance Program ?

You can apply to SEAP if you are, At least 18 years of age. Eligible to receive at least 13 or more additional weeks of Unemployment Insurance benefits.

What is the Benefits of Self Employment Assistance Program ?

Under SEAP, states pay an SEA allowance instead of regular unemployment insurance benefits to help unemployed workers while they are becoming self-employed and setting up businesses.

Approved Training Program under SEAP

All approved self-employment training programs include, entrepreneur training, business consulting, technical support, Requirements to become self-employed and engage in activities related to setting up a business.

How Much is Self Employment Assistance ?

SEA allowances are the same weekly amounts as a worker's regular unemployment insurance benefits. This is a portion of your previous wage, with the percentage depending on your local state.

How to Apply for Self Employment Assistance Program ?

Download and complete the SEAP application or pick one up at your local WorkSource office.