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Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)

Last Updated: March 31, 2021

Please Note: these FAQs will be updated as necessary as we make systemic programming changes based on federal guidance. 

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) has been extended with the enactment of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) by increasing the number of weeks for which an individual may be eligible from 24 weeks up to 53 weeks. ARPA benefits are available beginning with the week ending March 20, 2021 and payable through September 4, 2021. 

PEUC provides up to 53 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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