UIA has started issuing $300 weekly payments to claimants on regular state unemployment insurance (UI) and Extended Benefit programs. The $300 per week Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC) supplement, which is payable from Dec. 27, 2020 through March 13, 2021, will be paid to all eligible unemployment recipients who receive at least $1 per week in unemployment benefits. Claimants do not need to take any action to receive this additional weekly benefit, it will be paid automatically after certification.
Workers who were on Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) continue to have no actions to take at this time. Certifications and payments will not be issued for weeks after Dec. 26, 2020 until technical updates to the UI system are completed. Please continue to check the UIA website for updates. There is no need to contact the UIA customer service number regarding these changes.