Extending Your Regular Unemployment Compensation Benefits
When your regular benefits end, you are eligible for additional benefits until the week ending September 4, 2021, just continue filing your biweekly claims.
What do I need to do to get PEUC?
Continue filing your biweekly certifications. If you are on PEUC already, the new funds will be automatically added to your account.
If you exhaust your UC benefits, the new UC system will prompt you to file for the extension.
Will I still get the $300 extra each week?
Yes, the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC) program will continue to provide an extra $300 per week until the week ending September 4, 2021. All you need to do is continue filing your weekly certifications to receive these extra benefits. In the new UC system, you will now receive the $300 the same time you receive your normal UC benefits.
What do I do if my UC claim year has ended or is ending soon?
Many workers filed their initial UC applications in March 2020 and have reached the end of their claim year.
If you have worked since you filed your initial application in 2020, your claim years has ended, and you have earned at least 6x your current weekly benefit rate, then you should apply for a new UC application. You may qualify for a new claim. If you qualify for a new claim, you will be able to collect weeks based on the new claim. If you are not eligible for a new claim, you can continue to collect benefits on the PEUC extension even after your claim year has ended.
The new UC system may force you to file a new application even if you have not earned 6x your weekly benefit rate. If so, follow those directions and apply. You will be able to continue collecting PEUC once the system recognizes you are not eligible for a new claim.
If your claim year has ended and you have not worked since you initially filed, you should continue filing your biweekly claims. You can continue on the extension even after your claim year has ended.
The new UC system may force you to file a new application even if you have not worked. If so, follow those directions and apply. You will be able to continue collecting PEUC once the system recognizes you are not eligible for a new claim.
What if my benefit rate on my new claim is lower than what I am getting now?
If you are eligible for a new claim, but your new weekly benefit rate is $25 less than your weekly benefit rate on PEUC, the government will move you back onto PEUC until you exhaust those benefits at the higher rate. You will then have access to your new UC claim after PEUC has ended.
When does Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation End?
Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) ends the week ending September 4th, 2021.
What happens when I run out of PEUC?
Unfortunately there are no other benefit extensions at this time.