Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)

(Additional $600/week)

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Last updated on 7/7/2020 at 3:00 pm

The additional $600 per week benefit paid under the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program will expire the week ending July 25, 2020.

An individual still waiting on a decision regarding their unemployment eligibility will receive all back weeks of FPUC due to them, even if that decision is made after July 25, 2020.

DWD has no control over FPUC ending. The Federal government makes that decision. There is no extension planned at this time. If you have comments about FPUC ending, contact your members of Congress at: https://www.congress.gov/contact-us.

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FPUC Overview

FPUC is a temporary emergency increase of $600 per week in unemployment benefits.

FPUC provides an additional payment to individuals who are collecting benefits from ANY of the following programs:

FPUC Payments

  • Payment Amount:
    • $600 per week.
    • Automatically added to benefit payments.
  • Duration of Benefits:
    • First Payable Week: Retroactive to week ending April 4, 2020.
    • Last Payable Week: Week ending July 25, 2020.
  • Payment Start Date:
    • Wisconsin began making FPUC payments the week of April 26, 2020.

FPUC Frequently Asked Questions

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No, if you are currently filing for benefits there is no additional action you need to take beyond filing your weekly claims as long as you remain eligible for unemployment.

No, there is no additional action you need to take beyond filing your weekly claims as long as you remain eligible for unemployment. The benefit will be retroactively provided to individuals, beginning with the week ending April 4, 2020, UI week 14/20.

No, you will receive the benefit in the same way you receive your regular unemployment benefit.

The benefit will be included as part of your regular unemployment benefit payments. Wisconsin began making FPUC payments the week of April 26, 2020.

The benefit will be retroactively provided to individuals, beginning with the week ending April 4, 2020, UI week 14/20.

No, funds you receive as a result of this stimulus package will not impact your income eligibility as it is not considered earned income.

As long as you are eligible for some UI payment in the week you are eligible for the full $600 in addition to the unemployment benefits you are due.