Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)

(Additional 13 Weeks when Regular UI Exhausted)

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Last updated on 6/24/2020 at 8:15 am

The department began taking PEUC initial claims from those who have exhausted regular UI on June 24, 2020.

Topics:  PEUC Overview  |  PEUC Payments  |  PEUC FAQs

PEUC Overview

PEUC is a temporary program that provides up to 13 additional weeks of payments to individuals who have exhausted their regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.

Note: This program does not apply to individuals receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).

PEUC Payments

  • Payment Amount:
    • Same as individual's regular UI benefit.
  • Duration of PEUC Benefits (additional 13 weeks):
    • First Payable Week: Retroactive to week ending April 4, 2020 (or the first week after an individual exhausts regular UI, whichever is later).
    • Last Payable Week: Week Ending December 26, 2020.

PEUC Frequently Asked Questions

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Do not file for PEUC until you have received all your regular UI benefits. If you are waiting to receive regular UI benefits there is no additional action you need to take beyond filing your weekly claims as long as you are unemployed. After you have exhausted all regular UI benefits you will need to file a PEUC initial claim. PEUC provides an additional 13 weeks of emergency unemployment insurance for people who remain unemployed after they have exhausted their regular Unemployment Insurance benefits.

If you have exhausted regular UI, you will need to file a PEUC initial claim. You will see a link on the dashboard to file a PEUC initial claim after you log in to your claimant portal. Claims will be backdated as appropriate.

If you have exhausted regular UI, you will first need to file a PEUC initial claim. You will see a link on the dashboard to file a PEUC initial claim after you log in to your claimant portal. Benefits will be paid, if eligible, after weekly claims are processed.

No. This benefit provides an additional 13 weeks of emergency unemployment insurance for people who remain unemployed after they have exhausted their regular Unemployment Insurance benefits. Because you are employed, you do not qualify.