What To Do When Your Unemployment Benefits Run Out

Traditionally, unemployment benefits expire after 26 weeks, but at the moment, you can apply for Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) and get a 24-week extension.

Unemployment Action Plan

If you’ve recently become unemployed—or you think you might be made redundant soon—you’ll need to come up with a money-saving action plan.

COVID-19  Assistance

Made law at the end of March 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) established three programs to help American workers stay afloat.

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation

As part of the original CARES act, Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) gave unemployed workers an additional $600 per week on top of their regular unemployment benefits.

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) provides an automatic 24-week extension to unemployment benefits.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is a federal program for gig workers and self-employed people. If you’re approved for PUA, you’ll get up to 50 weeks of benefits payments.

What Happens When My Unemployment Extension Runs Out? 

People who run out of standard unemployment weeks and PEUC weeks may be eligible for the federally funded Extended Benefits program.

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