Please be advised that all pandemic-related, federal programs are ending Sept. 4, 2021. This includes Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), and Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC). Claimants should still claim the week ending Sept. 4 in order to receive the final payment from these programs.
Certain unemployment benefit requirements were paused or changed during the pandemic, and were phased back in this summer for those receiving regular UI and PEUC. To learn more click here.
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The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) unemployment insurance benefit programs expired the week ending Sept. 4, 2021.
The following benefit programs also ended Sept. 4:
- Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). PUA was available to self-employed people and others who were not eligible for regular unemployment benefits—and who were out of work due to COVID-19.
Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC). This program was for people whose regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits ran out.
Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC). Everyone that received at least $1 in unemployment benefits received an extra $300 per week for each eligible week from December 27, 2020, until Sept. 4, 2021.
The Oregon Employment Department and the Oregon Law Center announced two settlement agreements. The first agreement follows a class action lawsuit, filed by 14 Oregonians who waited weeks or months for unemployment benefits. The lawsuit sought to resolve issues related to timeliness challenges and language barriers faced by Oregonians filing for unemployment benefits through the Employment Department.
The second settlement agreement follows a lawsuit with the goal to resolve issues related to Oregonians filing for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance who were found to be ineligible due to submitting no, or insufficient, proof of employment. All settlement reports can be found here.