I have heard that the government is offering additional aid to unemployment, is that true?

COVID-19 FAQI have heard that the government is offering additional aid to unemployment, is that true?
Richard BlakeCrimson Phoenix Staff asked 1 year ago

Yes, but it varies by state. According to the CARES Act, some states are offering the following:
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
Individuals who are not usually eligible for regular UI and who cannot work due to COVID-19 are eligible for a maximum of 39 weeks of benefits, which includes $600 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC).
Effective January 27, 2020 through Dec. 31, 2020.