This article was last updated on January 1
With an 11 week extension of funding approved for enhanced unemployment programs under the Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act of 2020 (COVID Relief Bill), key end dates of the program have been extended as outlined in the table below per Department or Labor Guidelines:
Key Dates for PEUC, PUA and FPUC Programs
|Enhanced Unemployment Program||Max Weeks Available in Program||Program Effective Start Date (limited to maximum weeks available under program)||Program End Date (no new claims after this)||Payment End Date for Remaining Weeks|
|PUA Claims filed on or before Dec 27, 2020 (e.g. Active Claimant, getting UI benefits)||50 (39 + 11)||If active agreement in place, January 27, 2020||March 14, 2021||April 10, 2021|
|PUA Claims filed after Dec 27, 2020 (e.g. New Claimants)||14 (3 + 11)||If agreement in place, December 1,2020 (claim effective December 6, 2020)||March 14, 2021||April 10, 2021|
|PEUC||24 (13 + 11)||Date of agreement - effective March 28, 2020||March 14, 2021||April 10, 2021|
|$300 FPUC||11||December 27th, 2020||March 14, 2021||N/A|
|$100 Mixed Earner Payment (Optional)||11||December 27th, 2020||March 14, 2021||N/A|
Notes to table:
1. Table does not include extended state benefits which could mean additional weeks of PUA in certain states (e.g California which includes up to 57 weeks)
2. You can only get PUA if you don't qualify for regular UI or PEUC, so those weeks need to be excluded from maximum weeks.
3. New Claimants or those who had exhausted benefits have to apply and get their claim approved for back dating to December 1st. Otherwise they only get the new 11 week maximum under the extension funding from December 27th, 2020
Existing or expired claim balances should be aware of the following:
- PUA and PEUC, FPUC will be automatically added to the claimants’ benefits if they are eligible for the extended weeks
- Claimants with weeks remaining in UI should continue to file weekly claims (where possible)
- Claimants who will have additional weeks in UI and PUA or PEUC due to state provisions (where applicable) should watch their state agency UI portal or website for updates that will allow additional weeks to be filed.
- Claimants will be retroactively caught up on payments for all weeks they are eligible.
- New Claimants can backdate their claim date to December 1st (first effective weeks of coverage is December 6th) and will be eligible for the 11 week extension from December 27th.