You may be wondering, as an independent contractor with gig economy delivery apps like Grubhub, Doordash, Postmates, Uber Eats, Instacart, Shipt, and so on, why was I denied pandemic relief such as the EIDL or PPP? Isn’t the independent contractor supposed to be eligible for these programs?
Yes, you do qualify. Many independent contractors and sole proprietors are getting funds through these programs.
But many are being denied.
I’ve been involved in a referral program for the PPP loans, and in discussions with the company involved have heard that independent contractors are being approved at a much smaller rate than others. I’m seeing in forums large numbers who applied for EIDL and were turned down for the loan or who never received the grant.
Why are so few qualifying? Is it because they really don’t want to help the sole proprietor or independent contractor?
Here are a number of observations that I see as to why people are being denied.[Read more…] about Why did I get denied EIDL or PPP as an independent contractor with Grubhub Uber Eats Doordash Postmates etc.?