Where is My Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) 2021 11-Week Extension? State Extended Benefit and Regular UI Dependencies

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This article was last updated on February 18

With passing of Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act of 2020 (CAA) and additional funding for enhanced unemployment programs like the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program, states can now pay up to 11 weeks of additional unemployment benefits to individuals who have qualified for, but exhausted regular state unemployment compensation (UC) or their existing PEUC/EB claim balance.

The PEUC program is now made up of 24 weeks which includes the original 13 weeks approved under the CARES act (which expired on December 26th, 2020) and 11 additional weeks approved under the COVID relief stimulus bill from December 27th, 2020 to March 14th, 2021. In order to be eligible for PEUC benefits, claimants must also be able to work, available for work, and actively seeking work assuming no Coronavirus/COVID-19 restrictions. They must also certify for each week they are claiming UI benefits.

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Feb 2021 update: Many claimants who had exhausted their Regular State UI, Extended Benefits or original 13 week PEUC balance weeks are facing delays in being able to enroll and get the PEUC extension approved under the last COVID relief bill (CAA). This is a known issue and is mainly due to the states having to update their antiquated UI systems for the new legislation that requires them to check if claimants are eligible (or to to exhaust) Regular UI and Extended State Benefits before applying for PEUC.


See more in this recent PEUC video. You will have to wait for notification from your state agency before filing new or continuing claims – don’t just refile or open a new claim without official instruction to do so, or you could slip back in the line and face even longer delays. Please also review the eligibility criteria below for further information.

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When Can I Claim the PEUC extension?

Several states are now making PEUC payments that include the additional 11 weeks. But due to the delays around getting the final COVID relief stimulus bill approved, it will take some time for ALL states to update their UI systems based on DOL guidance to make the required PEUC payments. Some states have already stated they will be making enhanced unemployment program payments in early January for those with active claims and I expect most to have their systems updated by mid-February. Any missed payments will only be retroactively made to the week ending January 2nd, 2021 when the program extension started.

Note that if If you have not collected unemployment benefits in a while, you may need to reactivate your account before you can resume requesting PEUC benefits. But for most people with an active claim or one that recently expired due to the existing funding running out, their UI account should be automatically transitioned to the new PEUC benefits automatically. You will not need to re-apply and your benefit amount will not change. You will need to keep certifying and/or requesting payment weekly as you currently do. But please check your UI account and state UI pages for specifics.

The last payable week for the PEUC extension will be for the week ending March 13, 2021. If you receive a PEUC payment for that week, and you have a remaining balance on your account, you may be eligible to participate in a phaseout period and collect PEUC through the week ending April 10, 2021.

How Does the PEUC 11-week extension work with State Extended Benefits (EB) and Regular Unemployment Insurance (UI)

Those who are currently receiving PEUC benefits under the CARES act and had remaining weeks to claim as of December 27th, 2020 (start of CAA, 11-week extension), will continue to be on PEUC and their eligible weeks will be automatically extended in most states. You will get a notification if there is a delay.

Any claimant who had a balance on their PEUC extension as of 12/26/20 but had already filed a State Extended Benefits (SEB) claim early, will be automatically placed back on PEUC in order to capture the additional weeks.

Any claimant who had exhausted PEUC prior to 12/26/20 and went on SEB will stay on SEB. At the end of SEB, the claimant will be placed back on PEUC up to the expiration of the program.

Some key points to note with PEUC claims:

  • You must wait for your regular state unemployment (regular and extended) benefits to expire before applying for PEUC. Once the balance of your regular UC benefits is received, you will get a notification from your state UI agency on whether the extra weeks will added to your claim balance.
  • Individuals whose UC benefit year has expired will most likely need to file a new PEUC claim to get the extensions.
  • After filing for PEUC, you’ll use the same weekly or bi-weekly filing/certification process that you used for regular UC.
  • New PEUC claimants who had no prior PEUC claim (under CARES act) will get the full 24 week allocation of benefits, but must still use them all by the extension expiry date (April 10th), unless another extension is passed.
  • Eligibility requirements for regular UC are the same for PEUC. For example, you must be
    • At least partially unemployed,
    • Able and available for suitable work,
    • Not disqualified for voluntarily leaving work, and
    • Not discharged for willful misconduct.
    • You must report all work performed and gross wages earned during weeks claimed.
  • You will automatically receive the extra $300 weekly FPUC payment if you get PEUC – you do not need to take any action to get this boost.

Claimant Scenarios going from PEUC 1.0 to PEUC 1.1/2.0

The following diagram (from mass.gov) shows the different PEUC scenarios when moving from the original PEUC program (PEUC 1.0) to the extended PEUC program funded under the CAA (PEUC 1.1 or PEUC 2.0).

Different Scenarios for PEUC Program Extension under CAA (PEUC 1.0 vs PEUC 1.1/2.0)
Different Scenarios for PEUC Program Extension under CAA (PEUC 1.0 vs PEUC 1.1/2.0)

PEUC vs. PUA

In contrast to PEUC, PUA provides UI benefits for up to 50 base weeks (+ state extended benefits) to non-salaried individuals like freelancers, contract and gig workers and others not traditionally eligible for regular state UI or PEUC. But you can only claim PUA if you have exhausted PEUC, EB or other sources of unemployment coverage. This was confirmed in the latest DOL guidelines where if you previously exhausted your claim for Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) and are currently filing a claim under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, you will have to reapply for the PEUC program since you can only collect PUA if you have exhausted any entitlement to PEUC.

Because of the additional PEUC benefits available, you are no longer eligible to receive PUA. If you continue to be unemployed or partially unemployed, you must reopen your existing PEUC claim. Your state UI agency will send instructions on how to do this and will vary on a state by state basis. Note that your PEUC claim may have a different weekly benefit amount versus your PUA benefit due to the differing calculations for these benefits.

$300 FPUC and PEUC

If you qualify for PEUC (or any other unemployment program) between December 27th, 2020 and March 14th, 2021 you will also be eligible for the $300 FPUC supplementary weekly payment that was funded under the CAA/COVID relief stimulus bill.

48 thoughts on “Where is My Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) 2021 11-Week Extension? State Extended Benefit and Regular UI Dependencies

  1. Andy I live in Georgia and received PEUC until 2/13/21 and all of a sudden I stopped receiving my weekly benefits. I received a letter stating I didn’t need to take any further actions but I have 2 kids at home and like many others I’m exhausted from worrying about paying my bills.
    Is there any way of finding out when I will receive my benefits?

  2. I live in Florida and my PUA still shows exhausted. I’ve claimed 7 weeks this year and they’ve been unpaid. The system tried to bill regular ui and Im supposed to be on PUA. I don’t understand how Forida hasn’t been able to fix this for 2mths already.

    Im a single Mom with no help from anyother sources at all and the struggle is so real right now. Ive called Florida unemployment every week and they keep telling me they can’t give a date that it will be fixed.

    What am I supposed to do?

    1. I fought for 11 months for my unemployment and I called my ex governor Ric Scott’s office in Washington DC , and his secretary called me back , took some notes and 3 days later after 11 months of fighting with all I had, I got a big back pay, you have a senate person in your county or city, they will help you also.

  3. I have $3k in my account a d claimed as per usual last Sunday for previous last two weeks unemployed and it says “not paid” yet there is money left in my balance available any clue why it says not paid we no reason to not pay me?

  4. I live in Florida.
    When my PEUC was exhausted, I received EB benefits for a short time. I received an email from DEO on Jan 19, 2021 stating I would be able to request new PEUC benefits soon under the Continued Assistance Act and not to file a new claim. They were working diligently to implement the new PEUC program. On Jan 26, 2021, Florida Jobs stated in a press release that claimants who had previously exhausted benefits were now able to log on to their accounts and take action. I have logged on every day since then and there is no action to take! With all the emphasis on vaccines, it seems this issue is no longer being addressed by the local media. Why tell people they need to take action and then not send a link? As for calling DEO, that is an impossible task. No matter how early in the day you call, they say they are unable to provide a callback at this time. Is DEO just lying to us or could there be a problem with my account?

  5. im in michigan. my girlfriend filed last year for unemployment. she got 3 weeks of payments- no back pay- after her 3rd week of payment the money stopped being deposited and just says payment processing, this was in july or august time last year, she still hasnt got any money. she called several times and they just told her a manager has to approve it and theres nothing they can do, she just has to wait. now its tail end of february and still no payments.
    i didnt have any updates on the PEUC, when my weeks expired the only option there was on the site was file an extension, couldnt find any other info on what to do . so i filled, should have been paid today but now it says “non monetary issue” so i have to wait for it to be cleared before i get payments. who knows how long that will be. luckily my parents loaned me the minimum i needed to pay the gas shut off notice yesterday.. but that will be right back into play. damn man. this stuff and anxiety is terrible. losing my mind. i was supposed to pay them back today but now i cant. cars on empty, just everything sucks.

  6. I am at a loss. We in Virginia still have not received a dime. If you go online the system makes you think you don’t even have a case. I reapplied on February 9 as I was instructed as my benefits ran out end of December. Even when there are “Updates” on VEC website, it says absolutely nothing different, in fact it NEVER gives you any idea when monies will be released. No communication?

    1. Kim,
      My name is Greg. I’m in Northern Virginia. My benefits ran out the end of December as well. I followed VEC directions as well and reapplied on February 9 too. Today, I talked to someone in the “Filing Department” at VEC who said the system is showing that my new application was recieved. She said the Monetary Determination letters are taking about 7 to 10 days. So I’ll wait a few more days. I was wondering if we could share each others emails and stay in touch to share information. I’ve contacted my state senator and my state asseblyman about the delays. I’m about to contact Senator Warner’s office, Senator Kane’s office and Congressman Gerry Connelly’s office. I’m also about to contact the Legal Aid Justice Center in Richmond and inquire about the possibility of legal assistance. Congress passed these unemployment program extension(s) and they are supposed provide immediate relief to Virginians. However, people have been waiting for weeks now. Futhermore one is unable to reach customer service. I’m sure you’ll agree, this is not acceptable. The VEC is not performing and causing damage to thousands of Virginians. Would you like to corresond with each other and see if we can work togehter to help find a remedy?

      1. Hey Greg….I am not Kim but I am in the same boat and would like to converse with you to resolve my issues…

    2. Hi Kim,
      I received a letter from VEC today stating that I may apply for the PEUC 2021 but when I logged in to My Gov2Go account..not really sure how to proceed. Do you mind telling me how did you reapply? Kindly help me navigate or where should I need to go?
      Thank you,
      Becky

    3. I agree . I had exhausted my 39 weeks. The instructions for us have been vague to none . I had something show up on GOV2go mid/late January . It looked like a new application to regular unemployment. Since it was on my dash board I filled it out . A few days later I received a letter from VEC to call a certain number and have my W2 ready it stated I had to do this by feb12 or they would make a determination based on what info they had well …. I called the number on the 10th and it wouldn’t take my social so much for that . I then uploaded my W2 on GOV2 go. I have no idea what’s happening . I feel like they made it complicated on purpose so they wouldn’t have to pay out . The people who didn’t exhaust the 39 weeks got it no problem. How and why did those of us who did get kicked out of the system and then left on our own to figure out how to get back in ? They knew we would reapply and do all the wrong things . They had a us in there they should have kept us in . We should have the emergency money in hand . They can go back in later when people are working again and try to find the frauds! We’re in a FN pandemic. People have lost their jobs! WTF .

  7. I was getting EB through November 2020 when I received a letter from Virginia saying EB had run out and the program was no longer funded.
    I have not been able to sign into system to file weekly unemployment since 11/20/2020, my P.I.N no longer works.
    I had previously applied for everything including the new 2021 PEUC on 02/09/2021 when Virginia finally got off their arse after many delays and opened up the new program.
    Here it is 5 days later and still no word although Virginia says it will only take 2-3 days right on the newly opened portal.
    These unemployment commissions have a fiduciary duty and the constant delays in their antiquated systems are unacceptable.
    We pay into the state unemployment system during our lifetime of work and now they find out the systems are antiquated?
    The commissioners in each state need to be held accountable and the Governor of Virginia needs to appoint a commission to take a serious look at what needs to be updated.
    Any thoughts why I am still waiting for funds, determination, or a way to weekly attest for the 2021 PEUC?
    Is it just a wait and see game at this point?
    Thank you.
    Scotty

    1. Scotty, I’m in the same boat. I spoke to someone at VUC and was told i didn’t have to do anything. It would be automatically put into my account. That was 6 days again and nothing. I don’t know what’s going on either. I am desperate for help.
      Donna

      1. Its like they tell us not to do anything so we don’t bother them and suffer in the meanwhile

  8. I recently exhausted/ran out of my regular unemployment for the state of Florida. which then I applied for the PEUC (same state FL.) which I was approved for 13 additional weeks, This was the first week I received my PEUC $ but I did not receive the additional $300 per week that i had received in my final two payments of my regular unemployment . Is there a reason for that? did I do something wrong do I need to call someone do I need to fill out or file something differently? I was under the impression that i would still be receiving that. Forgive me I’m new at this and doing my best to understand everything. please please help. Thank you.

  9. Hey please help! So confused – I live in Texas – I was on regular unemployment due to company shutting down from April 2020-oct 2020 and was then put in PEUC – my regular benefit year ended 1/23/21 and now my claim page online says I am ineligible for benefits – also, on my claim status page online it states I have funds remaining (they added the funds from the 11 weeks extension of PEUC) on my claim – when I requested payment this past Monday, I was bot paid and claim status page says I get $0 for the two weeks I requested payment for bc I am ineligible ..
    When I called twc and asked them what I need to do to reapply, she said I do not need to reapply, my claim has been re processed and approved and I should receive payment in two weeks when I request again..
    I was looking at my twc claim online and clicked “request payment” even though it isn’t my filing day just to see if they had changed or updated anything – it says I need to reapply for benefits … I am so worried if I wait two more weeks to request payment again, that it will still say I need to re apply and the representative on the phone was wrong and I wasn’t really approved for the PEUC extension… with all this craziness going on in their systems, how do I know what to trust is correct?? Online it says in several places I was denied for the extension and am ineligible (but may be eligible for regular unemployment- so I need to apply)…. but it also shows the remaining $$ from the 11 weeks extension on my claim page as a remaining balance.. do I need to reapply?!???

  10. i rec a determination for peuc extended benefits and the date it was issued was on feb 1st and still have not rec not one payment and yes i am continuing to file my weekly claims im in ohio

    1. That’s the same situation with me. I am on PEUC I certify every two weeks and have not received anything since November 16th.
      Is anyone still certifying and not receiving any payments?

  11. Hi I still haven’t received the new extension, the last time I was able to certify was December 19 2020 I keep asking edd and they saying to wait it will be updated . Is that normal to have to wait almost 10 weeks with no payment
    Is there anyone else that hasn’t received there benefits

    1. same here almost 5 weeks now all I get when I call is that they are working on it? Doesn’t pay my bills

    2. I exhausted my eb benefits end of dec, it says it automatically enrolls you in peuc but to be safe I tried to apply for peuc but it says there is already an application with my social, it still lets me file my claims though. But I haven’t received a payment since end of dec. I don’t have a clue what is going on. Or how to get help to find out. I live in Pennsylvania

      1. To Everyone, Here is what I just learned. Maybe it will help. I exhausted my benefits around Nov. 7, 2020, when Florida ended its EB benefits. At that time, a PUA link appeared for me to continue benefits. I was not eligible for PUA benefits so could not complete the application. That link has remained on my DEO homepage. I was not concerned at that time because I knew I was not eligible and concluded that I had indeed exhausted all my benefits. After 4 phone calls, I finally discovered that unless the PUA link is removed for my account, I will never be able to get back on PEUC to receive the continued benefits. Under the Continued Assistance Act, claimants no longer have to go that extra step. If you have an active claim, you should automatically be able to receive PEUC, unlike the case under the original CARES Act. I had to talk to 4 different agents until I found one who understood what I was talking about. The last agent spoke with a supervisor who concluded after about 3 hours that she needed to submit a ticket to have the PUA link removed. Many agents do not have updated information and may be giving out erroneous information. I was cautioned to be patient because it could take a while for the link to be removed.

  12. For weeks i filed the pua weekly claim and no payment came on Wednesday it says possessing but 3 weeks ago i received my pua plus 300 whats going on with this delAy im in las vegas NevAda

  13. I have still not received payment for weeks ending Jan. 2nd and Jan 9th and don’t see any way to file for those weeks. I have received payment for all following weeks. How do I file for missing weeks. Im in Pa.

  14. Please help! I was receiving extended benefits in PA bc I exhausted UC and PEUC. I received 3 EB checks but the last one I received was 1/3 and I received $300 on 1/10 (which is not my EB amount) and haven’t been paid since. I still have 10 weeks of money listed in my EB remaining balance. I live alone and have no family, or friends. I haven’t been able to buy food in weeks. I’m going to lose everything and I’m so scared and depressed. Can someone please tell me what is happening?? I don’t mean to sound like a cry baby, I really don’t bc I know so many others are in my situation as well, and I’m sure they are just as scared. Thank you so much in advance and God Bless you all and I pray everyone will get through this very difficult time.

    1. I wish I could give you some advice or answer. I came here looking for answers since my husband & I both haven’t received payments this week. Instead I’ve come across so many people who have been waiting much longer than us. We have been pretty blessed that we live in Washington it seems and although we are broke right now, I know we’re gonna be alright & that’s more than a lot of people can say right now. I didn’t respond to boast just to maybe give you a glimpse of hope. I know it wasn’t a accident that I ran across this comment. I wish I had something to give you, well actually I do. It’s not exactly what you’d expect, but it truly is much better. I can promise you it is the reason I can call myself blessed at this time. God has taken care of every single need we’ve had through this pandemic and even some of the wants too. His favor is on my family and we didn’t do a thing to earn it; it’s been a true testimony of grace. So I can’t hand a check to fix your situation but what I can share with you is faith & God’s favor: this is the scripture I’m suppose to share with you. God bless, He knows you, He hears you, He loves you

      Peter said, “I don’t have a nickel to my name, but what I do have, I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk!” He grabbed him by the right hand and pulled him up. In an instant his feet and ankles became firm. He jumped to his feet and walked. The man went into the Temple with them, walking back and forth, dancing and praising God. Everybody there saw him walking around and praising God. They recognized him as the one who sat begging at the Temple’s Gate Beautiful and rubbed their eyes, astonished, scarcely believing what they were seeing.”
      ‭‭Acts‬ ‭3:6-8‬ ‭MSG‬‬

  15. HI IM LEISA BACK IN MARCH 2020 I FILED UI WAS DENIED MAKING ME ELIGIBLE FOR PUA IN WHICH I HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF UNTIL MAY OR JULY 2020 EVEN THEN I WOULD GO TO MY PORTAL N TRY TO CERTIFY MY BACK WEEKS EVERYTHING LOCKED UP FINALLY AFTER 16 HOURS ON HOLD N TALKING TO SC UI A LADY TOLD ME MY HOLD UP WAS THEY NEEDED DOCUMENTATIONS SENT IN THE FIRST I HEARD OF ANY OF THIS SO SHE WAS ABLE TO HELP ME CERTIFY FOR WEEKS STARTIMG IN NOVEMBER 2020 N I WAS TOLD THAT AFTER MY DOCUMENTS WERE RECEIVED MY BACK WEEKS TO CERTIFY WOULD BE UNLOCKED SO I CAN CERTIFY IM STILL WAITING I HAVE SENT IN MY INFO N DOCUMENTS 4 TIMES N THEY FINALLY RECEIVED THEM I DONT UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS N FOR INDIVIDUALS LIKE MYSELF WHO WAS UNAWARE OF THESE STEPS NEEDED TO BE TAKEN I GUESS MY QUESTION IS WILL I RECEIVE THE EXTRA 600 FOR THE WEEKS I WAS ENTITLED TO HOW DO I OPEN THE BACK WEEKS OF PUA TO CERTIFY ONCE THEY HAVE RECEIVED MY INFO WHAT CAN I DO NOW TO ENSURE I GET BACKDATED MY WEEKS N RECEIVE PAYMENT THIS IS SC PUA I KNOW STATES VARY TY

    1. Which state are you in? You need to talk to a manager or more senior person given the special circumstances of your case. You are eligible for past weeks, but they need to manually update the system to send you a lump sum payment for the past weeks you were eligible for.

  16. Hi, I was on regular unemployment and than pua… Now I am at peuc, yet I was only paid two weeks….all other dates were ineligible due to no money in my account…when I talked to unemployment, the guy said the reason my unemployment was exhausted, because I only had enough $ for two weeks…. I thought the money for extension would just be added like it did when I went too pua…..can you answer why I’m not eligible

    1. I’m in the same boat! I’ve tried so many times to get through on the new site but get nowhere. I filed my claims over the telephone each week sense I wasnt able to do so on the new website. Does anyone know if a payment should be deposited hopefully soon? Going on almost 3 weeks with no pay at all its rally starting to get to me…

  17. At the end of December there is still money on my account they are letting me file but not getting any money what’s up with that last check was end of December on peuc my funds are not exhausted

    1. Which state? Likely you need to wait for your state to finish updating their systems to process the 11 week PEUC extension

  18. Uniformity of policies and procedures is tantamount to making this archaic state system effective for claimants .
    Where else can an entity business corporate or state delay a sole discharge of their fiduciary capacity with
    their counterparts ie people struggling for funds they ha e contributed to without and ability to confirm policies and procedures for claimants ? I was a singer at the Metropolitan opera .. One mistake one late rehearsal schedule and id be fired immediately !!wtf is up here except lazy ppl and poorly funded state services .PS how dare they pause payments or question payments when you try to stay afloat w money u pay into state system

  19. Hi Claudia from NEW MEXICO
    I am on the PEUC program and my balance is showing 1 week left. I have been too scared to certify for the last week. Do I need to use the balance up so they can put me in a different program or add the extension to my claim? I’m so stressed out. Thank you in advance!

    1. Hi Claudia,
      I am also in the exact same situation as you with only one week left. Did you ever receive an answer?

    2. Hi
      The second and only time I got a real person on the phone from Unemployment the person told me to never stop claiming. With the PEUC being extended it should just roll over. My advice is to not stop claiming, always do your weeks claiming.

      1. Correct. Keep claiming/certifying as long as you can. Watch your state UI portal and inbox for notifications if they need you to file a new claim (e.g. if your benefit year expired).

        You may face a delay in payments once you use your balance as you need to wait for your state to finish updating their systems to process the 11 week PEUC extension. You will be eligible for retroactive payments.

  20. andy, do you contact people via personal emails so we can talk privately about my situation without having to broadcast it for the world to see?

    1. No. I cannot not offer 1-1 guidance at this stage. Only general information. You can post your q here and change the numbers/information to make it generic.

  21. Yep, I am in the same situation as everyone else who has commented here. Exhausted EB, PAU, PEAU, LWA. My account says I have exhausted my funds. What is a person to do(without completely losing it)???

    1. Which state? Likely you need to wait for your state to finish updating their systems to process the 11 week PEUC extension

  22. I am still at a lose of what I need to do. I continue to read your articles each day, search for updates everyday, scour the internet daily for updates to the Alabama DOL being updated but still my unemployment file was updated on 01/03/2021 (which is not correct!!!) and shows I have $0.00 income to draw on for reg uc if approved and doesn’t even give me an option to file for PUA. So I’d assume I would have to go reopen my previous claim when I was drawing PEUC during 2020..?? to be eligible now and start drawing off the currently passed relief package? If so how do I do this? I have received nothing by mail. My dad received his last week of his PEUC & the $300 FPUC after AL updated its system this week. But clearly they are missing people (like me!!) SO I desperately need help!! Thanks again, Michelle here in ALABAMA

  23. for the las 2 1/2 to 3 weeks i havnt even been able to log into my account to filemy claims. Nor have i been able to talk to anyone about getting help with recovering my log in info & account. Let alone leave a msg or request a call back. Ive tried everything & cant seem to get anywhere. When I try to log in to my account using the email i set my account up with is not the right email address. Studio what do i do about getting my bills paid now?

  24. How do we know if this has started rolling out in Nevada? Many of us got an extra 300. but we aren’t sure if it’s week 6LWA or the new 300. stimulus relief.

    1. Hi, I’m from Nevad as well. The additional $300 you have received is from the FPUC of the CAA. Unfortunately, according to DETR, the will never pay out the 6th week of LWA, because FEMA is “unlikely to approve it now”. Although at the time of the August Presidential executive order Nevada had the highest unemployment rate of any state, our very inept, partisan governor took nearly 3 weeks to give DETR permission to apply for FEMA funds (LWA). Immediately, it was announced that that program was first come first serve until the funds ran out. Sisolak’s nearly three week delay meant we were the very last state to be accepted! It is only by GOD’S grace and mercy that we got 5 weeks instead of nothing!

  25. Andy, I have read this article & the one you posted yesterday about “Do I need to take any action…” yet I’m still a little confused. This is my situation; I exhausted my regular unemployment, then exhausted my PEUC, then when I tried to file for PUA I didn’t complete the claim so it denied me and I’ve never been able to reapply for PUA (which I should be eligible for). I did try to file a new claim (in trying to refile for the PUA) but it was denied. I was told to just continue to file each week although it says I have no benefits. I was told that if a new relief package came then I could get payment but I’m not counting my chickens before they hatch! Per your article I’d assume they would pick up my previous PEUC claim and certify the weeks I’ve filed so far with payout starting w/e 12/27/2020 going forward plus the $300 FPUC..??? Is this correct or do I need to do something else? (I’m in Alabama) Thanks for the help!! P.S. You’re articles are great!! -Michelle

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