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Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) FAQs

The federal Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act of 2020 (CAA) reauthorized the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program (FPUC), which provides for a temporary emergency increase in unemployment compensation (UC) benefits. 

This program provides an eligible individual with $300 per week on top of the weekly benefit amount he or she receives from certain other UC programs.  An individual must first be eligible for UC, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Extended Benefits (EB), or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits to qualify for the additional $300 per week in benefits.

Individuals don't need to do anything extra to receive the $300. Continue to file biweekly claims – benefits will be automatically paid to qualified individuals.   


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