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Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act creates a new temporary federal program called Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC).

PEUC provides up to 13 weeks of additional unemployment benefits to individuals who previously collected state or federal unemployment compensation (UC) but exhausted those benefits.

Please read the following FAQs for information on whether there are any actions you need to take or whether you will be automatically enrolled. Additional information and how to apply online is available on the File for PEUC page.  

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​Who is eligible for PEUC?

​How do I know if I exhausted my benefits?

​How do I file for PEUC?

How much is the PEUC weekly benefit amount?

​I heard everyone collecting UC gets an extra $600 a week.  Will I get that through PEUC?

​I filed a new UC claim recently.  Am I eligible for PEUC?

​I exhausted my benefits before July 1, 2019 and have not worked since then.  Am I eligible for PEUC?

​I exhausted my benefits on or after July 1, 2019 and have not worked since then. Am I eligible for PEUC?

​I was collecting unemployment after July 1, 2019, but then went back to work.  Now I am laid-off again.  How many weeks of UC am I eligible for?

​How long will PEUC be available?

​How is PEUC Paid?