Q AND A
NEW YORK STATE SEAP PROGRAM
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elf-Employment Assistance Program (SEAP)
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.