The U.S. Congress has passed a COVID-19 relief package which will extend federal unemployment programs (PUA and PEUC) through March 14 and will provide an additional $300 per week for anyone receiving unemployment benefits.
Unemployment claimants receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) will not be able to complete certifications and payments will not be issued for weeks after Dec. 26 until the UIA receives further guidance from the USDOL and the changes are implemented.
The UIA is working as quickly as possible to restore these programs. Please continue to check the UIA website for updates. There is no need to contact UIA customer service number regarding the new laws and programs.