Many sources have indicated that self-employed and independent contractors are also eligible to receive unemployment benefits. Click the link below for more information:


https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/unemployment-benefits-services#applyForBenefits


Many have reported that the "Apply For Benefits" portal is experiencing server issues. The website is seeing lower volume on the online portal between 10:00p.m. and 8 a.m. You may want to try back during those hours to file your claim or check the status of your claim.