Federal Unemployment Programs Expired December 26

Wednesday, 30 Dec, 2020

The new coronavirus-relief law, packaged with $1.4 trillion to fund the government through September, also provides pandemic aid to small businesses, housing assistance and a new, $300-per-week supplemental unemployment benefit.

Anyone still on unemployment because of the COVID-19 pandemic will be eligible for the 11 weeks of additional unemployment benefits which include an extra $300 a week in benefits.

The PUA program was set up to provide unemployment benefits to workers who normally do not qualify for them.

"This pandemic has created an unprecedented economic crisis, and New Yorkers have waited in uncertainty for far too long".

The exact numbers of Hawai'i residents who will be impacted by benefit delays, which are as yet of undetermined lengths of time, is also hard to pinpoint.

Since Trump has delayed in signing the bill that was passed by Congress nearly 2 weeks back has resulted in the expiration of 2 unemployment programs.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced Monday that it remains committed to implementing newly announced federal unemployment benefits and relief measures as quickly and effectively as possible. Then he left for a golf vacation in Florida (!) before finally signing the bill after it was too late to get people their unemployment benefits the week after Christmas. New Yorkers now receiving PUA should continue to certify as usual and will continue to receive their benefits.

Last week EDD began sending messages to Californians who have received Unemployment Insurance (UI) or Disability Insurance (DI) benefits, and have UI Online (UIO) account, to provide them with an online option to get the required 1099G tax form for itemizing benefits received. The state and federal government have paid out more than $4.7 billion in unemployment aid to South Carolinians as of December 21.

-Will provide up to an additional 11 weeks of benefits, to a maximum of 24 weeks. The Department of Labor will automatically handle these program transfers.

The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency says the renewed programs will provide all unemployment recipients with an additional $300 per week for several months into 2021.

"Unfortunately, by delaying the signing of the bill and letting these programs lapse, President Trump likely increased the delay these workers will experience in getting their [unemployment] benefit payments", Elizabeth Pancotti, a policy adviser for progressive think tank Employ America, said. Per federal guidelines, FPUC benefits will not be backdated, and can only be provided starting the week ending January 3, 2021.

Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC): Provides all unemployment recipients with an additional $300 per week from December 27 through March 13, 2021.

Unemployed Americans who risked not receiving jobless aid this week due to President Donald Trump's delay in signing off on it will indeed receive the money, the Labor Department said on Tuesday.

She added that they are waiting for guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor when it comes to making payments through the programs.