FFCRA, was a pivotal legislative response introduced in 2020. It emerged as one of the initial steps taken by the government to assist small business owners. The primary goal was to provide financial support for sick leave necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The FFCRA underwent a significant expansion in 2021 which now includes U.S. citizens who were self-employed during the COVID-19 pandemic. You are still eligible for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) benefits even if you have not paid into sick leave. The FFCRA is specifically designed to address situations like this, recognizing that many entrepreneurs and self-employed individuals often do not have access to traditional sick leave benefits.