I started freelancing (as a sole trader) soing social media management for a charity back in December 2019 doing 10 to 15 hours a week. During Jan to Mar I worked between 30 and 40 hours a week, not all charged work as a big chunk of the work I was doing was meetings, research (content, keyword, competitor analysis, industry research), worked on their social media strategy, website planning and coyp and social media profile set up for a client who in April, and after all the work I had done, advised he was unable to pay for my work and cancelled any future work, due to Covid19 (he is in Commercial Real Estate). I never applied for the subsidy because I continued working on one of my contracts, but this was only 10 to 15 hours a week. My questions are: can I lawfully apply for the subsidy? If so, do I qualify for the 20+ hours a week? I don’t want to abuse the system nor get in trouble with IRD/Work and Income, but everyone around me has applied and is telling me to but I want to check due to my unique situation. Thanks so much in advance for your advice!
Question submitted 08/06/20 @ 09:25am
COVID-19 Funding & Support