Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) provides a temporary emergency payment of $300 per week. Individuals must be eligible for unemployment benefits to qualify for the additional $300 per week, and the $300 is on top of the existing weekly benefit payment. Individuals with pending issues preventing payment will not receive the additional $300 per week until they are allowed benefits.
On March 12, 2021, Pres. Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.The bill extended the program an additional 29 weeks, extending the maximum number of weeks from 24 to 53. Read American Rescue Plan Act FAQs for other unemployment updates.
Individuals do not need to do anything extra to receive the $300. Continue to file weekly certifications.
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