If you receive regular Unemployment Compensation (UC), your applicable tax year is the year before the effective date ("AB Date") of your claim. If you receive either Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) or Extended Benefits (EB), you will refer to the AB Date of your original UC claim.
- If your AB Date is any time from January 5, 2020 through December 27, 2020, submit document for tax year 2019.
- If your AB Date is any time from January 3, 2021 through March 7, 2021, submit documents for tax year 2020.
If you don't know your AB date, go online to "Check Claim Status", or "View Payments," login using your SSN and PIN.
You can also refer to your Notice of Financial Determination, which was mailed to you at the beginning of your claim. If you are collecting regular UC, the AB date is located in the "Office Use Only" grid at the top of the form.
If you are collecting PEUC the AB date is located under your social security number.
Individuals will receive the extra $100 MEUC payment for all weeks, January 2, 2021 through September 4, 2021, in which they received UC, PEUC, or EB. However, the money will only be paid after the department reviews all supporting documents and makes a determination regarding eligibility for the program. Keep in mind this process may take several weeks and therefore MEUC payments may not be issued for several weeks after you submitted your application and documents.
If you are determined eligible for MEUC, all weeks for which you already received a regular UC/PEUC/EB payment will be paid retroactively. All future weeks will be paid bi-weekly, the week after you receive your regular payment.
If you are determined eligible for MEUC payments you will not receive a Notice of Financial Determination. However, if you are determined ineligible for the program a Notice of Determination will be mailed to you.
If you disagree with the decision the department has made, you have the right to file an appeal. Please read the Benefit Appeal FAQ’s.
The extra $100 MEUC per week may affect eligibility for Medicaid, CHIP, or SNAP.
Child support is deductible from FPUC payments.
Yes, MEUC is taxable and will be subject to 10% Federal Withholding Tax, if you elected to have taxes withheld from your regular UC benefits. For information about changing your election visit our Taxes on Benefits page.