Why The Additional $600 Unemployment Compensation Insurance Benefit and Extension in 2020 is a BIG Deal And Payment Status

Under the latest Coronavirus stimulus bill (CARES act) unemployment compensation insurance has been extended by 13 weeks and boosted by adding $600 per week for up to four months, on top of what beneficiaries normally receive from states. It also expands eligibility for unemployment checks to self-employed people and independent contractors. More details and specific state payment dates shown below.

When will the $600 Unemployment Benefit Payment Start?

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has now provided guidance to states for implementation of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) programs and the $600 per week extra unemployment (FPUC) approved under the CARES act. While most state labor departments and unemployment agencies have implemented the enhanced unemployment programs, they have been very slow in getting payments out due to issues with updating policies and systems to accommodate the mandated changes. As a result state UI agency websites are behind on processing the additional $600 p/week payment to eligible recipients. Payments to those already receiving unemployment should be automatic, while others or newly unemployed will need to (re-)apply for the UI payments. The table at the end of the post shows states who are now paying the $600 payment based on their State Labor/UI website.

Will I get the full $600? The $600 is added to whatever amount you are currently getting in terms of regular unemployment insurance compensation (UIC), whether it’s the minimum or the maximum. So for example even if you are only getting $50 a week in unemployment benefits today you will still get the full $600 through the next four months (July 31, 2020) which is mandated in the stimulus bill. Note: regular state unemployment compensation includes UCFE, UCX, PEUC, PUA, EB, STC, TRA, and DUA.

Also note that the $600 weekly FPUC payment is paid retroactively. The DOL has specified that states who agree to participate and take the federal funding for the enhanced benefit program under the CARES act must provide retroactive payments to individuals eligible for FPUC for the weeks they would have been entitled. So assuming your state agrees to take part in the DOL program at the end of March (and most states have done so) payments would be effective starting with the week ending 4/5/20. So, if it takes your state UI agency until mid-April to actually start the payments, they will be retroactive back to 4/5/20.

The $600 only applies to those who are receiving regular or PUA state unemployment benefits. If your state said that you don’t qualify for any amount of unemployment compensation, then you do not get the $600 either. The bill also waived the 7 day waiting period for new claims or if you lost your job due to any COVID-19 related reason. So you can file as soon as you get laid off or lose income as a self employed person.

Do part time workers or those getting partial UIC qualify for the $600 unemployment stimulus?

Yes. The Department of Labor (DOL) issued Unemployment Insurance Guidance Letter 15-20 (UIPL 15-20) that alludes to the fact that individuals who are entitled to receive regular unemployment compensation (UC) will also receive the $600 flat weekly payment through July 31, 2020. There is no minimum limit of unemployment compensation that is specified in the DOL guidelines, so even qualifying for a partial amount (i.e the case for part time employees) would qualify the employee for the $600 weekly payment. See more for part-time workers on getting this payment.

State by State Status on $600 payment

The following table shows how the current state administered maximums would increase with the supplementary $600 provision and which states are now paying these. However the roll-out of the enhanced UIC payments for those able to file new claims has been much slower than planned (see details). This information is changing daily so please let me know if you see an changes and I always recommend checking your local state labor or unemployment site to get the official payment dates specific to your claim.

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State$600 Supplementary FPUC Payment StatusStandard Max. Weekly Individual BenefitMax WBA with StimulusMax Weeks for Standard UI WBA
AlabamaActive from 4/11. Retroactive to 3/29.$275$87539
AlaskaFrom 4/13 (retroactive to 3/29)$370$97039
ArizonaActive week starting 4/13 (retroactive to 3/29)$240$84039
ArkansasActive week starting 4/13 (retroactive to 3/29)
$451$1,05139
CaliforniaActive (from April 11)$450$1,05039
ColoradoActive from April 20th$618$1,21839
ConnecticutActive from 4/16 (retroactive to 4/4)$649$1,24939
DelawareFrom April 5th (first to roll out)$400$1,00039
District of ColumbiaFrom 4/27 (retroactive to w/ending 4/4)$444$1,04439
FloridaFrom 4/12 (retroactive to w/ending 4/4)$275$87525
GeorgiaFrom 4/4 and paid 4/19$365$96527
HawaiiPaid from 4/21 (retroactive to w/ending 4/4)$648$1,24839
IdahoFirst payment: 4/24/20. Available 4/28/20. Retroactive to 3/29$448$1,04833
IllinoisActive from 4/6 (retroactive to 3/29)$484$1,08439
IndianaFrom 4/20 (retroactive to 3/29)$390$99039
IowaFrom 4/16$481$1,08139
KansasFrom 4/23 (retroactive to March 29th)$488$1,08829
KentuckyFrom 4/4$552$1,15239
LouisianaFrom 4/20 (retroactive to March 29th)$247$84739
MaineFrom 4/16 (retroactive to w/ending 4/4)$445$1,04539
MarylandFrom 4/17 (retroactive to w/ending 4/4)$430$1,03039
MassachusettsPaid from 4/10 (retroactive to w/ending 4/4)$823$1,42339
MichiganActive from 4/10 (retroactive to w/ending 4/4)$362$96233
MinnesotaFrom 4/5$462$1,06239
MississippiPaid from 4/10 (retroactive to w/ending 4/4)$235$83539
MissouriActive 4/12 (retroactive to 3/29)$320$92033
MontanaFrom 4/13 (retroactive to w/ending 4/4)$552$1,15239
NebraskaFrom 4/17 (retroactive to w/ending 4/4)$440$1,04039
NevadaActive from 4/12 (retroactive to w/ending 4/4)$469$1,06939
New HampshireFrom 4/20 (retroactive to w/ending 4/4)$427$1,02739
New JerseyActive 4/14 (for the week of March 30th)$713$1,31339
New MexicoFrom 4/13 (retroactive to w/ending 4/4)$511$1,11139
New YorkActive (payments begin 4/5)$504$1,10439
North CarolinaFirst Payments by April 17$350$95025
North DakotaWeek of April 14$618$1,21839
OhioActive from 4/23 (retroactive to w/ending 4/4)$480$1,08039
OklahomaFrom 4/20 (retroactive to w/ending 4/4)$539$1,13939
OregonFrom 4/10 (retroactive to w/ending 4/4)$648$1,24839
PennsylvaniaActive from 4/12$572$1,17239
Puerto RicoNo info$190$79039
Rhode IslandActive from 4/14$586$1,18639
South CarolinaFrom 4/18$326$92633
South DakotaFrom 4/10 (retroactive to w/ending 4/4)$414$1,01439
TennesseeFrom 4/14$275$87539
TexasActive from 4/13 and being paid per comments$521$1,12139
UtahActive from 4/9 (retroactive to w/ending 4/4)$580$1,18039
VermontFrom 4/5 (retroactive to w/ending 4/4)$513$1,11339
VirginiaActive from 4/12 (retroactive to w/ending 4/4)$378$97839
WashingtonFrom 4/18 (retroactive to 3/29)$790$1,39039
West VirginiaFrom 4/20 (retroactive to w/ending 4/4)$424$1,02439
WisconsinFrom 4/26 (Retroactive to 4/4)$370$97039
WyomingFrom 4/27 (retroactive to w/ending 4/4)$508$1,10839

Naturally the above flat weekly increases are creating controversy as the new maximums could exceed what workers make from normal jobs and actually encourage employees to temporarily lay off employers while things are slowed down due to the Coronavirus induced shutdowns.

Will I get the $600 payment if I owe the IRS money or pay child support?

Individuals who currently have a debt with the IRS (or other government agencies) are still eligible for the $600 payment even if 100% of their weekly benefit amount is currently intercepted. Child support obligations however must be deducted from FPUC payments in the same manner and to the same extent as these obligations are deducted from regular UIC. Generally one-half of your $600 payment will be deducted and applied to your court ordered or voluntary child support or repayment of an UI over payment.

Since unemployment benefits are administered at the state level, please check your state’s UI website and file a claim to confirm your specific entitlement. Also note that the $600 payment is taxable and will be shown as income in your 1099G.

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Eddie

I am open to working from home during COVID-19 and actively looking for jobs. I am having a hard time finding something I am qualified for that doesn’t require me to be outdoors and risking my health. Luckily, I still have benefits to collect, and I know I have the extension program option that is being offered by the government. I was wondering if my unemployment benefits are exhausted, regardless of the 13 week extension, and if I get a job in retail (which is my profession) and the retail store I work in the future hypothetically closes 6 months later, will I still be able to collect benefits say in 202 if my benefits have been exhausted because of COVID-19 in 2020?? It doesn’t make sense that not only is it 90% harder to find a safe job to work from home because of COVID-19, but how can I… Read more »

Mary Traviss

I work part time and started my job in February. My hours where cut by just a few hours a week due to all this . I got denied for regular unemployment and then I got the link to apply for the pua. Would I be eligible for the pua? And if my hours go back to normal would I still cerify every two weeks?

Bennn

I live in NYS and didn’t qualify for unemployment in March when I applied because I didn’t make enough for the two quarters prior. But as of April 1st, I did qualify (since I made enough in the first quarter of 2020) so I filled out and sent in a form and a letter (regular mail) explaining to cancel my original claim and to start me a new one using this alternate pay period – (as I was advised by a representative to do on the phone). I also emailed NYS twice and called dozens of times but can’t get through – just like everyone else, which takes like 10 minutes to do because you have to hit a ton of buttons and enter your social security number – and then it just hangs up on you…. But here’s the weird thing… My NYS qualification is in pending status… This… Read more »

Kerry

Michigan gives me $362 per week plus $160 for the PUA. Why am I not getting the full $600?

Jeff

You are showing Florida as having 25 weeks of regular unemployment. Florida has only 12 weeks of unemployment. They have never increased it. (They are still claiming the unemployment rate in Florida is only about 4%)!

Laura

If You receive SSD can you get PUA as well ?friends are telling me yes. I am from Michigan

Jen

From what I’ve read, you need to reapply and you will be classified to get PUA. I recently applied for PUA and the next day I was approved for everything from March. I then called the BOA/EDD to check on my card, asked them to send express and received it in 3 days. The funds were already deposited the next day after I applied and certified for all weeks since March-May.

maria

Where did you call for the card? I live in oregon… got my letter that i am approved. Should I call somewhere or do you think that a card is already on the way?

Joanne Breesmen

I live in fl. They applied my unemployment in a debit card from the state. I got a payment on it and didn’t receive my card for 2 weeks

Smith

I live in Illinois and received unemployment until Dec of 2019. I filed a claim in March and was told that I needed to refile in April which I did. I received a letter stating that I was ineligible but I was told to certify on May 4th. I did and have not heard anything since. My question is, do I need to file for the PUA or will the agency automatically file it for me?

Susan

Of my husband got 4 weeks severance pay and was approved for unemployment but has to wait until the 4 weeks are up to get unemployment benefits will be still get the extra 600 for those weeks.

Coleman Vetter

I’m in Indiana, restaurant worker, been laid off since march 15th, applied and denied for UI, applied for PUA, got a nonsense letter with a lot of $0 on it saying I have a right to appeal within 14 days, but does not say what i’m appealing. Letter is titled ‘monetary determination’ but there is nothing indicating any determination at all. Uplink still says 7 vouchers claimed, benefits amount $0. Little things change on the way it’s displayed, but no progress. Have not received stimulus check. Have no received any UI. $2000 in debt. Going back to work Monday…I know nothing. 5 hours waiting on the phone got me hung up on. I also received a key2benefits card one month ago that has been empty this entire time.,

heather vough

hello i live in pa and was sent a letter saying i was eligible for the pua benefits with the weekly benefit amount of 290.. and nothing about the extra 600. does that mean i dont get the extra 600 or will i recieve it ? very confusing and this is the first time i have ever needed to do unemployment with being self employed. can someone please help me out with some answers.

Faith Nguyen

I have the same problem. But it think it’s because it’s back up in the system therefore they have to calculate and send that after. From what I read, if you receive unemployment you will automatically recieve the $600. But its a waitjng game. Because there are millions waiting just like us for them to get things sorted out. So be patient is all that I can advice friend.

Lynn

The $600 is added to it without showing up on the paperwork. You have to certify every week. I have been able to call and get through to REALLY nice people that helped make sure I had all my info right.

Diana

Who did you get through to? on what #? I’ve called the 888-313-7284 # at least 200 times and it just rings busy. I have been unemployed now for 8 weeks, I received only the very first Bi-weekly claim payment. I’ve filed twice more since then for the bi-weekly claim and haven’t received anything. I haven’t received a payment in 4 weeks. Also, I haven’t seen any of the $600/week payment.

tom

I live in Oregon and my letter was like yours only showed only showed state amount not the 600 and the next week I was told it was a waiting week so I’ve got noting so far so does that mean Oregon is stilling my 600 and waiting week ?

PebblesNYNJ

Yes I agree it’s a waiting game. I called my local NJ UI office over the last almost 2 months and tried all the automated sections to get through and even got to the point several times early morning and afternoon where the automated system finally said connecting you to an agent and it didn’t it hung up. I think maybe the UI offices all over are so inundated that they are using all the employees to just process claims and not answer the phones which honestly should be updated saying as such if that is the case or at least these governors daily or weekly updates should tell us don’t expect to get anyone on the phone because blah blah blah. Anyway I am an independent contractor, 1099 and I filed March 22nd and logging in online my claim status said “filed” which is good and benefit rate and… Read more »

cynthiasegeada

I am going to get my unemployment but when will I receive the 600 dollars

Katherine West

Question? If I go back to work after all of this pandemic and I am getting the 600.00 from the federal government? Do I notify the federal government that I have returned to work and if I do can you provide me the information I need to do that.? Do I continue to receive the benefit until June if I am working or does it stop when I notify the government of my return to work ? I have tried to call and have not been successful to the Unemployment office and the information on the computer is vague. Thank you for your time..

Kathy

ROBERT G MACIOLEK

i have been receiving my 600.00 weekly except for this week i did not is there a number I can call regarding this.

maria

Hi, i received a approval letter to PUA but in the letter says about an appeal. In the letter there’s no amount, it is just a sheet of paper saying PUA Effective date 02/02/2020- Appeal rights expire 05/14/2020. Section I. Claims Determination. YOU ARE ALLOWED BENEFITS AS OF 02/02/2020. Section II. Legal Basis for Determination. The CARES Act of 2020, Public Law 116-136, and Sections 20 CFR 625.2 and 625.5 of the Code of Federal Regulations State in part that an individual or self-employed individual who worked or was scheduled to begin work at the time of the COVID-19 public health emergency but is unable to do so shall be considered unemployed. Section III. YOU ARE UNEMPLOYED as a direct result of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Therefore, you can be paid Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. Section IV. Account Chargeability Section V. Appeal Right. Unless an electronic or written appeal is… Read more »

Kiam

I got the same letter . My question is it say we are allowed benefits dating back to Feb ! so can we submit weekly claims retro active for those dates ?

John Snow

Hey any update on this? I got the same letter today. We’re you able to get benefits from 02/02/2020?

Kiam Barrese

Not yet but I figured it was worth a shot so I submitted for them I’ll let ya know next week

Lynn

I was able to in NC

Jenifer Klee

Lynn what is the number you called in NC. My daughter lives there, has been trying for days and can’t get through. She needs help in completing her application.

Heather Williams

My son receives SSI and worked twenty hours a week. He was terminated and now receives unemployment and the 600.00 a week. How does this affect his SSI since this puts him way over what he is allowed to have in a month.

esther mohyla

I AM RECIEVING UI IN NJ SINCE JANUARY 2020. I AM ON A VOCATIONAL GRANT I ATTEND SCHOOL. STILL GETTING WEEKLY UNEMPLOYMENT CHEC TILL JUNE 2020. BUT NO 600. AM I STILL ELIGABLE FOR IT…SAYS ANYONE ON UNEMPLOYMENT WILL GET IT? HAVE NOT SEEN THIS QUESTION BEFORE

Jim R.

I have received California unemployment insurance since Sep 2019. I have received the additional $600 per week for the last 4 weeks. My benefit allotment ran out on my last payment and I received a message stating I would not be eligible for an “extension”. I thought the Federal government mandated an additional 13 weeks of benefits regardless. Will I not receive additional benefits as a result of CARES or does the state of California decision trump what the feds say? Anyone?

Mo

You should reapply for the Pandemic Unemployment Act.

carol

RE-APPLY

J.Fleming

Same thing happened to me. Everything I read indicates that this is a glitch. Hopefully this question will be answered by someone who knows for sure.

James Richardson

Hello J. Fleming. Thanks for your comments. It’s reassuring to know someone else has this dilemma. It’s frustrating because it is impossible to talk to a human being at EDD. All the phone numbers are a dead end. On my personal Online UI there is no tab that allows me to file a “new” claim which seems to be the suggestion made by others in this forum. I guess I’ll wait until Sunday when I can Certify for benefits to see if that triggers anything. I don’t understand why my account doesn’t automatically provide me with another 13 weeks of benefits as mandated by the federal government. Some people have suggested filing under PUA (Pandemic Unemployment Assistance) but when I do that it always ends up going back to my EDD Online UI account where I can’t open a new claim because there is no tab to do so. Please… Read more »

Sharon

Received my State of Florida unemployment this week (retroactive to the 4 weeks I waited). But no sign of the CARE act federal unemployment. I thought the State of Florida had started paying those effective April 12th. Shouldn’t it have been in my state unemployment payment?

sue

I live in Maryland and still did not receive any payment. My benefits on the website for PUA shows $176 weekly, do you guys have any idea why?

LA

That PUA is likely your state’s Pandemic fund…the Federal $600 says FPUA…like I live in NJ, didn’t qualify for regular unemployment bc I work part-time. But while not qualified for regular unemployment, I did qualify for my states PUA plus the FPUA…each state receives the federal $$ and then doles it out so it’s not the Feds, its your state. For every day the state can delay paying out any part of the lump sum they received from the Feds…they make interest, so there’s that….

Willie

Same question?

Christian

Initially, I showed 430 as a WBA. Now I have the same issue and it says 176 for PUA and doesn’t show my 430 WBA. This new system messed everything up.

Jon Sandberg

I received first $600 DD last Friday . My Unemployment portal says account still pending and same when I call in to automated .
I’m waiting for this weeks $600 direct deposit .
Assuming obviously I’m approved , will 2nd payment be forthcoming ?

samuel kollie

Given that my state, Rhode island is not included in the list of states . that means I am not eligible to receive the $600

Rico

your state is recognized and if you look at bottom of that list there is a page two!

Kim Hamel

I live in CT just got a $841.00 check for unemployment. Idk if that for back retroactive of the $ 600.00 I’m owed or my unemployment pay with out the $600.00. How can I find the break down of this?!

Christopher Osbey

Go to the unemployment website and look up payment issued to you if the money was unemployment it will tell you the amount and the date they issued it to you if it’s the 600 it won’t say anything that’s how you know

Ryan K

I was working 5 days a week, got furloughed, and now getting unemployment plus the 600 (in Delaware). My question is, will I still get the extra 600 if I return to a part time job for only 3 or 4 days a week?

John

I live in Maryland and just got an extension since I had already gotten my 26 weeks (that ended at the end of March). I am due to receive $106 per week. Will I also get an additional $600?

Edel

Please someone tell me if a 17 year old high schoolers are allowed to claim Pandemic UC ? This is what is happening in my small business . My business was never closed. Five people are still working for me . We were working via a zoom and we had people packaging home work & leaving in the bins for parents to pick up once a week.These kids never answered our calls or emails for a week when we requested for help. Our place is fully sanitized. Then I received a notice from Texas Work force commission saying UI /Disaster Benefit request. I have asked my key staff to go to the office and pull worksheets off the shelves and place it in packets . This was the job these kids were doing before who is getting the PUC now while being full time students. They have the key to… Read more »

Arn

First off, usually UI is paid partially by you, the employer. If they have not been laid off or fired, you need to let UI in your state know. Also, if they are laid off and are are turning down work, which it sounds like they are (I suppose they could say their cell phone wasn’t working so they didn’t get your calls), they are supposed to write that down on their weekly UI report (It says “Did you turn down any work?”) and that would make it so their UI would be cut down or eliminated. If your key employees are doing the job of these kids and it’s not a hassle, you could “hire the kids back” after things get rolling again….OR, just hire new kids, as it’s obvious they aren’t concerned at all with your company! Either way, you’ve got to inform UI what the status of… Read more »

stephanie Dunn

i check my UI portal it indicates i was started but not confirm in the state of Ga…what it means am a stylist it was sent to me from PUA AS A EGIBLE I APPLY AND ON ui PORTOL IT KICK THAT OUT

Vickie

My husband is a gig worker and doesn’t qualify for Alabama unemployment. Will he get the $600.00 as a laid off gig worker?

Jana

I live in Kansas. Received my first $600 stimulus payment. Is this state making retroactive Payments? If so, how and when?

bmarrs

I just got my first $600 today too. The articles from press releases I’ve seen from the Governor said that it will be retroactive. I’m operating from memory here. I believe the retroactive date was March 29th, but I’m not sure.

ja

i live in kansas and even though it says i 600.00 extra bank of america did not load it just my regular amount

bmarrs

Did you actually receive the money or was it just showing in your status as paid? Mine showed the $600 added in when my last weeks pay was processed, but when the money got in the bank this morning, the $600 portion was not there.

DONNA M LENTZ

U CANT I TRIED…HONESTY I DONT THINK WE ARE GONNA GET TAX ON THIS BECAUSE ITS PART OF STIMULUS, AND A CRISIS..

K Ryan

Oh you will be taxed! That’s a fact.

Lisa

I just got approved for my weeks as I have been waiting almost 7 weeks. My statement says I get the $600 on top of my state benefit. It also shows how they took out the taxes. Only the state benefit was taxed NOT THE $600 STIMULUS. So no you do not get taxed on the stimulus. They also backpay out of the 7 weeks I have been out I will be back paid those 5 weeks that I could claim so far and only one week which was before the bill past I will not get the $600 extra. I expect a nice check soon.

Bob N.

taxes may not have been withheld from the $600 stimulus at this time, but at the end of the year it will have to be claimed as income. If you make enough money in 2020 to owe taxes you will have to pay at that time.

K

Of course you will be taxed! They may not have done it on the front end but your gonna get it on the back end!

Kat

I understood that the $600 would not be taxed.

Kat

I understood that the $600 would not be taxed.

Andrew Lawson

im confused, i’m recieving unemployment and the $600 extra. my question is when i go back to work do i still get the extra $600 stimulas money each week or is that for those only collectingunemployment?

Mm

Only for those collecting unemployment.

Kat

only those collecting unemployment

Kathy

If employer pays me from PPP loan which is forgivable and for that I have to go off unemployment which I qualify for and was on during shutdown,which we are still in ohio shut down,mass layoff whatever you call it, Does this cost me the 600.00 FPUC money too ??? Can I reapply for that or does the PPP make me not qualify ??

Mm

You only qualify for the $600 PUC if you are collecting unemployment.

Dawn

I live in NY and have been waiting 6 weeks for my unemployment to go through. Am I going to get all that back money when it finally comes in? Like the 600.00 a week back money too? I have 2 babies and no other income and cannot get a response from them at all. I have called hundreds of times, e-mailed 4 times, faxed letters and mailed letters and still nothing. Just every week I file my benefits online but still no money coming in. Almost 7 weeks!!!

Kim

Thank you to anyone and everyone who contributed to that Reply (Dawn)!!

Ron

I live in Jersey and Governor Murphy guarantees all NJ residents not lose one penny of what is due them. I am sure NY just be the same.

K Ryan

Oh you will be taxed! That’s a fact.

K Ryan

You are entitled to all the weeks you were unemployed hon! Good luck to you and those precious babies.

Kim

A native in Colorado, thirty-three years in the workforce, at the age of 57, in 2013, I began receiving Disability payments. Have been ever since and will the rest of my life. Will I be receiving the additional $600.00 like all the other unemployed individuals?

Heather Arnold

Can you collect the $600 weekly PUA payement if you are on disability? It is telling me I just need to certify and I called the Social Security office and they said I can just so long as I don’t work… still seems odd to me tho…

Kim

Thank you!!

Gam

OK this has confused me I got laid off from my regular full-time job March 18 but I have a part-time job for a couple of years now , In PA , 15 hours a week somewhere around there my question is will I still receive the extra $600 or not because I’m working part time or can anyone help with this answer or do they know

Ross

will the 600 be deposited even if your waiting on a determination from your previous employer or do u need to have already received your first payment to receive that 600

makyta

They want sent you the extra 600$ unless you are approved for regular UI. and then the extra 600 weekly will post a few days after your regular UI is posted to your account.

anita beringer

How do I get taxes taken out of the 600.00 now so I don’t get hit so hard at the end of the year? I went to the tax info place when doing my unemployment but it only deducted taxes from my REGULAR unemployment, not the 600.00. How can I change this?

JB

I am having a hard time finding that same thing! We always get money back from federal and NC and do not want this $600 not being taxed screw us up next tax time. Any advise would be greatly appreciated!

Alicia Norkus

Same boat. In pa n been forced out of work since March 18th. Only got 1 unemployment payment of $91 a week. No $600 yet. Thought that $600 was weekly. My brother got 2 unemployment payment s n only one week of the extra $600. I’m so confused. Will I get it? N shouldn’t my brother have gotten 1200??? I should also get 1200 for weeks ending 4/4 n 4/11. Anyone who can clarify plz do. TY. I would rather b working my measly job where I didn’t even make min wage half the time. This is for awful:(

Ron

Will they take my entire $600 NJ unemployment stimulus if I am in arrears on my child support? I thought they would treat it as a job and only take out what I owe every week like they already have been doing with my regular unemployment pay, but I am hearing so many different things that I don’t know what to believe. Some insight on this would be greatly appreciated

Mm

They should only take your weekly payment out of your unemployment. Your $600 a week should be untouched.

C. E.

Child support obligations however must be deducted from FPUC payments in the same manner and to the same extent as these obligations are deducted from regular UIC. Generally one-half of your $600 payment will be deducted and applied to your court ordered or voluntary child support or repayment of an UI over payment. As per the Article above.

Mitzi Thompson

I’m not getting any 600$. Just received one payment

Shene Warfield

I got my first 2 checks for unemployment on 4/20/2020 for weeks 3/28/2020 and 3/17/2020. Will I get the extra 600 for those two payments?

J Talbert

Did you READ the article?
(Hint: the answer to your question, per the information in the article, regarding those specific dates, is … NO.)

Diane

No only went into effect after March 29 so week ending April 4 you will get and going forward.

Brandon m

I live in ohio and been laid of. Over all this virus stuff going around. I filled my weeks and it’s says pending still all four weeks. And no one picks up like unemployment it’s like no ones even there. What can I do I have no income and not sure when I be back at work

Bri

So I got back pay for 2 weeks, but they took out 125 from each check only giving me 950 instead of the full 1200. I know people who are getting the full 600 so I don’t understand. Is this because of the tax number i claim on a regular paycheck?

KY

Did you choose to have taxes taken out that may be why, anyways be grateful you’re even getting anything my boyfriend applied over a month ago and his is still processing and doesn’t even know if he’s approved or denied.

Bri stout

We live in WA state. I filed for unemployment as usual this week. I filed on the 20th (a day late because the system website was not letting me get on). So when I look at my list of claims, it says I was paid the extra 600 with my last 2 weeks claims (april4,april11). I get in my account today and have less than what they told me I’d get and my claim for this week still says 0. Is it possible this amount was back pay and this weeks check will be deposited soon? Because i should have gotten almost 1000 more! Thanks to whoever can help me. Stay safe and sane out there family. Love to you all.

Kevin

So I live in Oregon and I got $600 3 days in a row to catch up on the back pay and now this week I didn’t get a $600 anything!!! Does anyone know why that is???

Lydia

That’s exactly what happened to me. I have no idea what is going on or if I will receive anymore $600 payments or not.

You

Same thing happen to me IN Oregon I got the 600 last week but not this week? 4-19-20 I thought it said 600 extra per week?? Why didn’t I get it this week. Big let down once again by Oregon Unemployment

Truth

Big letdown? Wow, you did nothing to earn the additional $600 to begin with. Be happy they even made it happen in the first place. Ridiculous thought process.

KRyan

Truth!

Melanie

I also live in Oregon and the same thing happened to me…unsure of what’s behind this. Hope it gets figured out.

Terra

Oregon: they sent me 2 payments of 504$ after taxes for the week if 4/4/20 and this week it shows that I’m only getting my regular ui benefits which seems strange to me

Kimberly

@Terra The same thing happened to me. I received only my regular benefits this week. But, when the retroactive checks came in, they did so in 3 separate deposits over a 2 day period. I am hoping the 600 dollar check for this week is going to soon follow the one received this morning.

Tonya V.

I’m in penalty weeks & they are taking my UI allowed income. It’s not fair if I don’t get the $600 because this is a pandemic and separate money from the penalty in which I have $12,480 allowrd to be used once penalty weeks are up. Please help I’m desperately wanting to know the answer to this. Unemployment office says they don’t know.

Rhonda DeLaCanal

I’m in Texas as was wondering about everyone else questions, When will we start getting out $600 in the unemployment this is so confusing to everyone. Please can we get a straight answer to our questions?