Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? Do you receive Unemployment Insurance benefits?

With the Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEAP), you can collect the Unemployment Insurance benefits you need to pay your bills while you work on that dream!

  • You can work full-time on your new business while collecting Unemployment Insurance benefits
  • You don't have to look for jobs while you work on your business
  • Money earned from your business is not deducted from your Unemployment Insurance benefits
  • You stay on track for success with training and counseling
  • You get opportunities to build a network of support to launch your business

You must receive a written acceptance into the SEAP before you can start your own business while collecting benefits.


SCORE programs and services are accepted resources for SEAP participants.