SECTION 1. Section 24 of chapter 151A is hereby amended by adding the following:-
(d) The following employers and employees shall be eligible for benefits under this chapter if they are directly impacted by the COVID-19 state of emergency declarations of March, 2020.
Independent contractors, sole proprietors, partners in a partnership, freelance, and tipped employees.
(e) No individual shall be considered ineligible for benefits because of emergency federal or state emergency cash assistance or other benefits directly tied to the COVID-19 federal or state level emergency declarations.
(f) No individual who receives said benefits shall be penalized for receiving these benefits nor shall they be required to repay the benefits received.
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