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Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, our offices will be closed January 18. We will have a limited number of staff processing claims and making outbound calls during this time. Because of the holiday, the UI and PUA contact centers will not be accepting inbound calls, benefits may be delayed, and claimants may not be able to see their claims online until Jan. 20. Thank you.

We are moving quickly to make changes based on the federal relief programs recently passed by Congress. Right now, we are waiting for rules and instructions from the U.S. Department of Labor in order to implement programming changes. We need that information so we can get benefits out the door as soon as possible. In the meantime, you do not need to call with your questions.

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Did you lose income due to COVID-19?
Have your hours been cut?

You may qualify for unemployment benefits to partly replace your lost earnings.

This is not a type of public assistance.

Anyone who is authorized to work in the U.S. may be eligible.

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CARES Act and COVID-19

The CARES Act is a new federal law, signed March 27, 2020. It makes it so more people can get unemployment benefits than ever before. Especially people affected by COVID-19. This new law did three main things:

  1. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). Self-employed people and others who are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits—and who are out of work due to COVID-19—can now get PUA, a new unemployment benefits program (ends March 13, 2021). Take the Eligibility Quiz to see if you may qualify. Apply now. Learn more.
  2. Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC). Everyone getting any type of unemployment benefits gets an extra $300/week (for each eligible week from December 27, 2020 until March 13, 2021). Learn more.
  3. Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC). If your regular unemployment benefits run out, you may be able to get extended benefits for up to 13 more weeks (ends March 13, 2021). Learn more.

12/29/20 UPDATE: We are moving quickly to make changes based on the recently passed Continued Assistance Act (CAA)of 2020, which extends some provisions of the CARES Act from December 27, 2020 until March 13, 2021. While we are still waiting to receive written guidance from the U.S Department of Labor, we do know that you will NOT lose a week in PUA, PEUC, or FPUC benefits. You may experience a delay in receiving payments, however, but you will receive benefits retroactively. Continue to file weekly.

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