I haven't had power at my house since last Monday night. Because of it I haven't been able to work for almost a week. I know Hurricane Sandy similarly affected many of you so I wanted to point out a very helpful post on another About.com site. Alison Doyle, the Job Searching Guide, has written about the unemployment and disaster relief benefits that are available to those whose ability to work has been affected. This includes people who are self-employed. Please see Hurricane Sandy Unemployment Benefits.