COVID-19 PEUC FAQs
How long does PEUC last?
PEUC benefits are available for up to 13 eligible weeks of benefits. Benefits are payable for weeks from week ending April 4, 2020 through December 26, 2020, even if you have not used all 13 weeks of that extension by then.
How much will I receive in PEUC benefits?
PEUC is the same weekly amount as your regular unemployment benefit amount.
Will PEUC be paid retroactively?
Yes. If you were eligible for PEUC for weeks that have already passed, your benefits will be paid retroactively back to the first week you became eligible. Benefits are available for up to 13 eligible weeks ending dates April 4, 2020 from March 29 through December 26, 2020.
Am I also eligible for the $600 FPUC payment if I am receiving PEUC?
If you are eligible for PEUC, you will also receive an additional $600 in Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) benefits per eligible week from the week starting March 29 through July 25, 2020 if you receive at least $1 in regular state UI benefits.
My regular UI payments have exhausted. Am I eligible for PEUC?
You may be eligible for PEUC if your last valid claim expired after July 1, 2019.
Does is affect my PEUC eligibility if I am recently separated from my employer?
You must report if you are separated from your place of employment or your employment status changes.