Here is What We Know
- The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation funding is scheduled to expire on July 31st.
- Nearly 21 million people are currently receiving unemployment benefits, along with 9.7 million self-employed workers.
- At this point, Congress hasn’t agreed to renew the extra benefits to unemployment.
Who is eligible for enhanced unemployment?
- If you have been laid off or furloughed, you’re eligible to apply for unemployment benefits from the state where you live.
- Once your claim is approved, you are eligible to receive whatever state benefits you’re entitled to
How does the CARES Act help people who have been laid off or furloughed?
- Each state has its criteria for who is eligible to receive unemployment.
- This information includes how much money you are eligible to receive.
How long you’re eligible to receive it
- These are based on your income and how long you have been at your job.
- Under PUA funding will be available until Dec. 31, 2020
How can I find out if I’m eligible for unemployment benefits?
- It varies state to state, but the general rule is that you should apply if you’ve lost your job or been furloughed through no fault of your own.
How are different states handling this?
- The benefit duration and amount varies.
- Most states provide up to 26 weeks of funding through others, such as Georgia, are limiting benefits to 12 weeks.
- Delaware will provide benefits for up to 30 weeks.
- The weekly benefit amount depends on an applicant’s gross income when they were employed and ranges between $300 and $600.
- Mississippi pays up to $235, while Massachusetts’ maximum is $1,220.