Alert: The Department of Labor has issued new guidance on how to report "gross earnings" on weekly PUA claims. Learn more here.
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.
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:
- 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 December 26, 2020). Take the Eligibility Quiz to see if you may qualify. Apply now. Learn more.
- Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC). Everyone getting any type of unemployment benefits gets an extra $600/week (for each eligible week from March 29, 2020 - July 25, 2020). Learn more.
- 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 December 26, 2020). Learn more.