Status of the Continued Assistance Act

As I shared in the past, there are many components to the new federal legislation. Here is a quick progress report on the existing and/or new programs:

  • PUA – benefits for those who typically do not qualify for unemployment
    • Weeks expanded from 39 to 50 – DONE
    • Eligibility extended to March 13th for new claims with an April 10th phaseout for those with benefits still available – DONE
    • PUA Overpayment waivers deployed – IN DESIGN
    • New wage verification requirements for minimum weekly benefits deployed – IN DESIGN
  • FPUC – additional $300 per week benefit enhancement for all unemployment benefit recipients
    • Additional funds rolled out – ON TRACK FOR JAN 15
  • PEUC – extended weeks for UI recipients
    • Weeks expanded from 13 to 24 weeks – IN DESIGN
    • Eligibility extended to March 13th for new claims with an April 10th phaseout for those with benefits still available – DONE
    • Interaction with PUA – IN DESIGN
    • Interaction with EB – IN DESIGN
  • MEUC – Additional funds for those who have non-covered additional income
    • Additional funds rolled out – IN DESIGN

Fundamentally, the UIAC has been a core partner in our efforts and, as we rollout these new provisions, will continue to be a key sounding board and stakeholder.

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