A Nanny Who Can’t Get Unemployment Benefits

A personal pandemic story

Some people can’t get pandemic unemployment relief. This anonymous 30-year-old from New York City worked as a nanny for two separate families before the coronavirus outbreak. In March, she lost both of her jobs after the city went into lockdown, and one of her families opted to shelter in place at their second home in the Hamptons. The nanny was primarily paid in cash, meaning she is unable to prove her job status and is therefore ineligible for unemployment benefits. Read her story below.

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