Received My First $300 FPUC Extra Unemployment Stimulus Boost Payment But No Second Payment – Why Did it Stop and When Will I Get Back Payments?

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This article was last updated on February 3

While most states have now updated their unemployment filing systems to accept new claims or reactivate existing PUA and PEUC claims to support the pandemic unemployment assistance programs rolled out under the CARES act and extended in 2021 under the CAA COVID Relief Bill, there are still many, many issues with making UI benefit payments. One common issue I am seeing across several of my articles on this topic and from the many comments below is where eligible claimants received their first $300 FPUC UIC payment but then don’t see a second or third payment in subsequent weeks whether they’re paid on a weekly or fortnightly payment basis. Comments I have received from people in New York, Florida and California confirm this. I have posted possible reasons (and solutions) for this based on what is being published on certain state unemployment and government websites. You can also see this recent video on on the $300 payment issues.

I’m in NYC ….I received $300 last Friday as a first payment …..is it weekly pay or biweekly because I didn’t receive nothing this week. (Khal)


I’m also in NYC and received my initial PUA payment. I’ve not received a payment yet for this week. Been trying to contact someone to get an answer but without success. It’s a bit frustrating. (Paul)


I live in New Jersey and i am on unemployment since last year. However I never received $300. I am getting upset now. New month new bills !!!!! (Julie)

I am living in PA and I am receiving UC because I was laid off. In addition to my biweekly UC deposit, I have gotten one $300 payment which I received on Jan 3rd. I still have not received the $300 payment for any of the other weeks this month that I was unemployed. I can not find any information after googling it and I do not know who to contact if I could even get through. Does anyone have any information that could help me? (Dani)

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So why could the above scenarios be happening?

Remember the $300 p/week FPUC payment is for individuals receiving regular unemployment benefits, PUA, PEUC, or extended benefits. So while you may qualify for the FPUC in a given week, but if your job or eligibility changes you won’t get the extra payment for the following weeks. That is why you must certify every week to ensure you get your regular UI payment, along with the additional $300 payment till March 10th, 2021 (The original $600 FPUC payment ended back in July 2020, but his article does contain some lessons learned from that payment).

Slow Processing. A common and likely reason is simply that state UI agencies/departments are under so much pressure with the flood of new claims, while tying to update their systems to handle the new provisions, that they cannot process the FPUC payments first enough. This is especially the case for newly eligible freelance and gig economy workers. As the Ohio Dept of Job and Family services said, “We are behind schedule in payment distribution. Each claim is important to us, and we understand the urgency of providing you with the resources you need to support your family. “

Fraud and additional identity validation. The is now a big reason that unemployment claims and especially payments are being delayed. If your state UI agency suspects a fraudulent application or weekly certification then your entire unemployment (standard and enhanced benefits) will be held up while this is investigated. Because of the volume of claims and surrounding issues, it could take several days or weeks for already short staffed unemployment agencies and departments to process your claim and get your payments out. Trying to contact them around this may also be hard given the fact your claim or payment has likely been flagged as fraudulent so an agent will be careful what they can say. The only option in this situation is to check your account regularly and wait for the agency to contact you. If your claims were legit you will get a lump sum payment for backdated claims.

Unemployment system glitches. Because the roll-out of these programs was so swift, there wasn’t sufficient testing done by many state UI agencies. Hence the ongoing glitches where payments were made for the first week – which should have included retroactive payments – but not made for subsequent weeks. A few comments on related posts also had some readers surprised at receiving a payment when they thought they were not eligible. Sounds like another glitch.

PUA exceptions. Kimberly from Buffalo, NY said she got a mystery $300 payment for one week without getting any of her other benefits, but didn’t get that $300 again in subsequent weeks. When she called her local news station to help chase this up after getting no response from the NYC Department of Labor. They finally responded and said the initial payment was for a limited group of people who applied for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) stuck in the PUA application process before the state streamlined going forward. People like Kim should be receiving regular UI and the $300 payments going forward.

PEUC and Expanded State Benefit program changes. Many claimants may have received their initial $300 payment while claiming regular state unemployment. But if their claim balance reached $0 (i.e expired) they may only be eligible for extended benefits under the PEUC or Expanded state benefit programs. However in many states they will have to reapply or re-certify for these new programs, for which they should have been contacted by their state UI agency. If they don’t follow the instructions received (make sure you check your mail and online junk mail for any missed instructions) then the $300 payment will also stop.

Debit Card Issues. Most states allow eligible claimants to receive unemployment benefit payments either by debit card or direct deposit. Direct deposit is the fastest payment option, but lots of people who may not have ready access to an active bank account or for other financial reasons prefer to receive their unemployment benefits via a state UI agency provided debit card. However several people are finding that getting paid via debit card can cause delays due to receipt of the card, fraudulent use or expired cards. This article provides more on this, including what to do.

What to do now?

For those who have gone more than two weeks since receiving their original FPUC payment, the first step is to confirm your job/eligibility situation has not changed (i.e. continue certifying) and to contact your local state unemployment agency (see links by state here). But it is hard to get through to someone so you will need A LOT of patience. Also ensure you check your online unemployment account, email and junk mail to ensure you have not missed any communication from your state UI agency.

Ultimately, state agencies should retroactively catch-up on payments and you will be made whole, but that won’t help those already behind on bills and need the money just to make ends meet. I’ll post some more solutions as I find them, but please share your story below and hopefully the community of readers on this site can answer your question or make you realize your are not alone.

400 thoughts on “Received My First $300 FPUC Extra Unemployment Stimulus Boost Payment But No Second Payment – Why Did it Stop and When Will I Get Back Payments?

  1. I have been receiving the additional 300 for 3 weeks now this week it is not showing it is showing $0 in that section and then showing my regular payment I don’t understand what is going on I’m about to be homeless

  2. I filed back on april 14 2020 when I lost my job due to covid 19 down here in florida. They had issue after issue and I finally started receiving payments in nov. But they never gave me the 600 payments from march to july or the 400 in aug. I was owed around 20 grand or more in back pay. While they did send out a good amount it was nowhere near what I was owed and then dec came and they said your claim expired till they extended but I lost that 3000 they wont pay me which should have been sent in a lump sum back payment. So I understand ppls frustrations I totally got ripped off.

  3. So I applied for unemployment in may i received my benefits for the month of june . i then receive a letter to contact such person at a given number n to do so by a certain date n time. So i tried n tried n still trying to get thru but successfully unable to do so . So since I SUPPOSLY failed to contact her by the given date my claim was then changed to ineligible for payment.. My fustration is why would they request that we contact them when they personally know they are unreachable . why cant they contact us leave a voice mail if we missed the call or provide an email for us to reach them n if they need documents y would they not say so in the letter . instead here i am going on 3 months w no cash n a toddler to care for . i am able to wrk however the places that contact me are only offering PT wrk which i dont mind but they are 30 plus miles away so should i try n accept the job n only have money for gas to get to n from wrk.. I honestly dont know what elde to do. I am completely out of cash now had to spend wat i had saved up on school supplies n what i think the most important bills ..abt to loose car, phone , internet, .. What other way can i get thru to this agent so that they can re eligible my claim. So unfair when they know we cant get thru.. Selfish of them i say. Help.

    1. 833-352-7759 or 1800-204-2418
      Have to keep at it unfortunately.. I wish u all the best and god bless.. My prayers go out to you and your family.

  4. Louisiana,I got two payments of the $600.00 then stopped due to it been July_30.So I want to know when will get my back pay benefits.I LOST MY JOB BACK IN MARCH.Still waiting!NOT GIVING UP.NEED ANSWERS.

    1. It ended on July 30th. So whatever you got that’s it. You will only get you unemployment if you still have weeks left

      1. i never got my $600 for the weeks i was eligible since end of april. do I not get it because they stopped at july 25? i never even got mine from end of april to middle of june. i got my regular UC lump on tuesday but that’s only regular unemployment. Am i not getting the 4.2k in back payment from the federal?

      2. That is not correct If you are filed before 7/25 they owe you from 4/4 through 7/31 thirteen weeks of back pay at $600.00 the program ends for new people signing up on 7/31 there are a ton of people that tried to get filed but the system would not file them. I signed up 6/5 I did not get filed until I called every politician in New Jersey. Finally I was filed 7/19. I was told I would be paid back pay from 4/4 it seems they want people to think it ended for everyone not true. You can get back pay PUA and Back pay FPUC thirteen weeks. It is not your fault there system is slow. I received one payment of $600.00 I will pester them for the next twelve they owe me it is a shame nothing happens unless you make your self a pain in the ass.

        1. hi im still waiting an self employed I uploaded my tax and all not asked to how long in pa do we have to wait its xmas I have kids got sick with covid due to becoming the soul bread winner I also wait on the phone for hours an hours any advice?

        2. Hi Jay
          I have exact same issue and have gotten no where. If u get results love to know.
          Wish you the best n hope u get the retro. Stay safe. Jacque

      3. That is not true you have to keep calling to get your backdated claim money if you were out of work during the time frame from January-July even currently but the 600 week only payable March-July 31,2020. But even if you couldn’t apply for unemployment or were not approved by end of July. As long as you lost your job in the time frame due to covid19 you will be paid retroactively but must call and be persistent to your state unemployment Agency some states automatically paid people from their actual last date of work unlike New Jersey pays from date filed then you have to fight for it but according to federal guidelines you are entitled to it.

    2. It’s too late with all due respect
      it’s called a time frame – window of opportunity you have to apply & once it’s expired you will not take wages away from those that applied on time. I waited on my cell phone for 14 hours 5 days straight..
      .

  5. Hi Claire from Miami, I filed the beginning of April, have only received four payments of $212 and three payments of $530 ($600) less tax biweekly, I like so many others thought I was going to get a federal check every week ? If they’ve stop the federal check then I should get back payments…..right ?
    The DEO is so messed up and it’s frustrating that you can’t get through to anyone to help with questions.

    1. Good afternoon Claire,

      The only way to get your payments is be persistent and ask for supervisor and or claims specialist.. I had an issue that lasted since March and i called everyday not accepting any or no answer as these times aren’t to be taken lightly might take many hours of your day but atleast you will get results for your persistence.

      God bless u and wish u the best!!

    2. The system is so messed up I applied April 6th everything went well for 4 weeks and they keep changing the system and haven’t seen a Penney since May

  6. Florida here, we were denied after being put at zero hours but still employed working for a catering company. Denied since March 11th. Finally got approved a week and a half ago having 3 kids to house and feed got regular payment and $600. This week they put us on hold for 3 days, then only gave us the initial $175. Figures, Florida has handled this all so super duper well as the whole world knows.

  7. I’m in Georgia. What’s is going on with the week of 7/11. I have been receiving the extra $600 up until this week. Does anyone know why it just stoped. I have been claiming and certify each week the same way since March. I see the deposit of regular Pua payments but not the $600

    1. I have not received unemployment in 5 weeks! Was told by a rep to keep filing and it will catch up? I am at poverty at this point. I am in VA!

  8. I live in PA, I have been receiving my regular unemployment every 2 weeks and 600 a week since the end of March. This week I only got my regular unemployment. Has anyone else just had the 600 stop? I had no warning. Does the 600 ever show back up? I see posts for other states but none for PA.

    1. See the following page specific to PA UI issues, but did your regular state UI claim expire (zero balance)? You may have to re-apply for regular benefits under PUA, PEUC or Expanded benefits (depends on your work history). PA unemployment office should have contacted you via mail or email for this adjustment. Otherwise you need to keep trying to contact them – https://savingtoinvest.com/pennsylvania-pa-department-of-labor-and-industry-additional-600-fpuc-and-pua-benefits/

  9. Hey so i recieved my first payment for the week ending may 30. But every week after that I havent recieved anything. This sunday will make week 4. (I have recertified weekly ever since them). When i check the status, it just says my request for payment has been recieved. What should I do? I am in the state of Georgia and no one in the unemployment offices have been answering the phone. I have left numerous messages. Smh. I dont know what to do anymore.

  10. GA here my $600 stopped yesterday cold turkey. All my autopay options are going crazy currently.

  11. Nothing since May 19th. Finally rcvd State FL payment Wed 6/10 but not the $600 Boost.

    I can “almost” accept that everything is so messed up and how the whole system was incapable of handling thousands of applicants hitting their system at once which was probably still running off of Windows 95. (LOL)
    What I CAN NOT accept is no communication. We are having to figure it all out all we go along like this? I mean, this is the State that has the audacity to remain silent or when forced to reply it’s sugar coated with canned responses.

    My final thought is…. “We can put a man on the moon”, so why can’t they just mail me my check?! It shouldn’t be that difficult for the professionals and computer programmers to do who were paid millions to fix it!
    It’s just criminal and the State of Florida should be held accountable.

    not that difficult in this electronic world we live in.

    1. Please Help Everyone!!
      I’m in Norfolk Virginia, I filed unemployment 06/01/20 I was processed and recieved my monetary determination with 17 weeks at 165 and the additional 600. i Filed my first weekly claim online vec.gov and i filed my second claim this past Tuesday and I’m signed up for direct deposit I’ve recieved the way to go card in the mail as well , I HAVENT RECIEVED ANY MONEY this.far ether on my way 2 go card or on my direct deposit I’m so frustrated and dependi mg on these funds. I’ve called over 80 times and the line continues to say there open additionally on Saturday but you cannot get threw to a person no matter what. unless you file a new claim and the lady will not give out any information but to file a claim only so you cany get any verification or help and I’m so upset I dont know what to do at this point but to keep filing every week and praying, IF ANYONE CAN PLEASE HELP THE DATE IS 06/19/20 16 DAYS since and 3 days since 2nd week claimed.and nothing. thanks so much everyone !

    2. I’m in the situation and I’m extremely frustrated, worried, and anxiety ridden. I received three checks and as of one month ago they have stopped and my attempts to communicate with anyone at the department are all unsuccessful. This is how I feel about holding them accountable- We can by our vote. I personally have done my research and feel as though our governor when asked about the plethora of issues has consistently ushered the blame on user error (plain insulting), he has blamed the website creators, and he has blamed an understaffed department which from only some 30 employees to Over 200. Which might be true only the hirees aren’t there to help people with claims they are there to call people with job referrals and if you can’t accept due to transportation they stop your benefits.. the state has a history of trying to deter and decline the outflow of benefits but I am still unsure as to WHY???? what corruption is this dam state up to and for gods sake if it means we Floridians need to pay state income tax to stop this nonsense then let’s get it on the ballot!!!! The last point is just an idea seems like the state is really short financially since it’s pilfering from its citizens federally granted Pandemic unemployment assistance.!!!!

      1. It’s insane Josh alot of us in the same sinking boat… I have tried calling or emailing the governor, news stations, the DEO and just running into walls. I think this was the plan all along… Let’s give a few payments and stop everything. Covid-19 cases going up so instead of paying people let’s send them out there so they can possibly die… Great job Florida wtg!! July 1st no payment and out of a place to live and I already lost my car insurance so what the hell could be next smdh

        1. I feel your frustration Tyler as do I! I am in Newport News and I received my first payment and back pay within a few days of filing then 2 on time payments there after. Did not receive last week payment for June 20 to be deposited on June 23. Just filed my weekly claim for this week being for June 27. A simple email would be comforting for those of us not receiving! When I put in my SS# & pin it just states “No information for my account available!!” Perhaps they should HIRE & EMPLOY more people to handle this situation!
          Hopefully you have received your benefits or info since your post. Keep me posted as I will you with any updates.
          Cheers! (to being in the same boat!)

    3. Wow. Exactly! Haven’t received a check since may as well. I think they were trying to gain interest off our money before sending it out. Florida is terrible with unemployment and the worst at being prompt! But you better not owe anything that system works perfectly fine!

    4. I live in Florida too. I have been unemployed since March 11th. I finally received my first state check on June 16th. Never received any Federal. Now Florida unemployment says I have exhausted my benefits. The Federal stops in just a couple weeks. So will I get 14 weeks back pay? I am not holding my breath. Feeling the pain.

  12. Got it, fellas as many of you all i found in this page a lot of info and a light at the end, just give it time , BE PATIENT, they’re giving it all, perhaps the system issues, just repently happened

    1. I tell you this site has helped us all get thru this mess “People helping People”

      1. Thanks all. I have updated the article to reflect this but you need to monitor which program you are able to qualify for extended regular state unemployment benefits – PUA, PEUC and EB – to ensure you keep getting the $600 payment (till the end of July, unless extended). These new programs require additional certification steps and if you fail to do so, you may stop getting your $600 payments.

        Other than Fraud related reasons, this seems to be the most common reason for a stoppage in UI benefits (Regular and enhanced)

        1. I’m confused on it all I live in sc I get the extra 600 I haven’t exhausted but will I continue to receive the extra 600

  13. I have a update since I posted on here about two weeks ago. From NYC this past Saturday 6/12 I finally received a reply to my email about missing payments that I sent 2 1/2 weeks ago from the DOL website! They said that they would release my payments and it should be there soon. So I certified for my claim yesterday as usual and today I see a update on the payment history.All of the weeks that were missing showed up and it’s the $182 plus $600. It says the money was released today 6/15. So my money should be there tomorrow. Hope this helps for all the NYC people!

    1. Hi,

      Did you get an email confirmation of the additional 600 being direct deposited into your account like you do for weekly benefits? If so how long after certifying weekly benefits and receiving weekly benefits do you receive the additional 600?

      Thank you,

      K

  14. Has anyone in Florida received anything yet as of this weekend ? It’ll almost be four weeks soon ! I still haven’t received mine since 5/19.

    1. Hey Sunday June 14th

      Nothing here and it’s been same for me almost 4 weeks.

    2. I was finally caught up on everything Friday. Received retro pay back from March 29th to make it current. Received some $600 payments but they still owe me some more.

      1. Jeff, this is Mike from NJ. I did not file until 5/17, stupid on may part since I’ve been unemployed since 3/12. My question is on the $600. Do you know if I’m entitled to retro back pay to 3/29 when NJ got the OK for Pandemic Funding? I’m not getting answers from anyone yet. Thanks & stay safe.

        1. Yes. But you will need to claim and certify for all the weeks you missed. If you get $1 of state UI you can get retro pay for the $600 payment

        2. Yes you are entitled I filled my friend unemployment claim on april 27 2020 and he did got his money back pay from march 22nd as the present and his still claiming his weekly benefics and and receive it every weeks in his checking account. But beside he was wating and wating after he was approved and getting his weekly benefics we still not getting back pay then I did an account with focusing and they sent me an email with the Introduction I open the email they asking mi for his social they ask me I think I’m elegible for weeks the list me I respond yes sign it next 2 days after money was deposited in his account.

    3. I’m in FL, mines also stopped on 5/19 like most people. Received my direct deposit of $1080 this Saturday morning (6/13)

        1. I used to get it every week on Tuesday or Wednesday and it was for $600 and then after 5/19 I was only getting the state. Also this week I received my state on 6/12 and the next day I received $1080

        2. So what’s the new thing wait to file weeks and then your paid next day? I’m so lost with all this Im going on 4 weeks nothing… It’s 6/15 and nothing since 5/19

        3. Do whatever you have been doing file for your week on time because if you don’t for sure you will get nothing. What we got this past end of the week/weekend was for the two past weeks they actually owe us from the last 3 weeks. Who knows if we will ever see that. If you report that we are missing week to you news station maybe they will get on their butts. They own many of us money!

        4. I have reached out to the local news stations here seems as if they are contacting DEO but not seeing any payment… Hope for the best and thank you for the input.

      1. I’m in Florida
        What exactly is the $1080 for or from?

        I started receiving my $247 unemployment and the $600 than all of a sudden nothing for a few weeks now I’m able to claim weeks again but I’m not getting the $600 I’m only getting the $1080 and what the heck is that? Cause $600×2 doesn’t equal $1080

        1. They are now automatically deducting 10% tax. See the other comments and FL specific UI page (via menu on home page)

        2. It’s 2 payments of $540 each. They are automatically deducting 10% for taxes- $60 for each payment. We are getting paid 2 weeks at a time

        3. They started taking taxes out in the last month or so. 10% of $600 = $540. Even if you did not request taxes be taken out of your regular UC they apparently are doing it anyway.

        4. It’s the right amount after taxes are taken out

    4. Yes it’s been the same for me. On the 19th makes 1month of me not receiving payment since may 19th. I hope I get lucky tomorrow..just to insure that my 6kids have a place to live.

      1. Question for you when your in connect on your weekly benefits does it say disqualified? Anybody??

        1. The only comments I have seen is Eligible, Active or Pending! My prayers are with you try and reach out to you house of worship maybe they have someone who could help

      2. hi i live in florida and i was recieving 600.00 for 5 weeks and then it sopped i havent recieved anymore of the 600.00 for 4 weeks and then on June 15th i recieved 600.00 and then nothing again since and i would always recieved it direct depoist on Tuesdays.. are we supposably getting back payments???

    5. Florida here. I received 2 $600 checks in May but nothing ever since (almost 4 weeks now).

      1. Known system issues causing this and you need to ensure you recertify regularly. See the FL resource page (from menu on top of site page)

      2. Florida here too. been unenjoyed since March. Never received any $600. Only two state checks. They are hoping people go back to work so they don’t have to pay that kind of cash out. And the $600 stops at end of July. If they back pay then they owe me $8400. Do you think they will pay that? Well, I’m not holding my breath. Best wishes.

  15. Florida here I’m having the same issues. Unemployment and the PUI money stopped in May and june 2nd i received 600 but no unemployment yet. I claimed it on time. I’m just freaking out my bills are due Now!! My Landlord just increased my Rent. I need a Therapist after all this extremely stressful. My job may not call me back. My Son unemployment is in Pending Status since March 22. No income at all. This is so [email protected]$#ed up!!

  16. Question? Has anyone received the 600.00 payment as of today June 9, 2020? I was receiving this every Tuesday for the last four Tuesdays, but on 5/26/20 there has not been any payment since then. Also, I have not received any of my regular $275.00 payments since filing from March 20,2020. My claim shows Eligible and Active in Connect and I am current on claiming my weeks not due to claim weeks again till tomorrow but still not received any 275.00 have called and called even the Governor’s office and was told they would submit a form for me. But as of this morning, in Connect, there is no movement in my claim. I am getting very nervous as my landlord did not renew my lease and I have to be out in four weeks with no money to move or to find somewhere else to live. Help!

    1. Yes I am goi through the same thing. I have to pay my car bill and I need to find a place because I am 2 months behind in rent. I stop receiving my payment on 5/19 this was my last payment after receiving it for the previous 4 weeks this is really bad for my family. I have 6 kids and I am so afraid at this point.

      1. Omg I’m so sorry to hear this and at the same time so pissed that we have to go through this because of a faulty system that is not up to date… I myself have been waiting since 5/19 and nothing seems as if that was the cut off from what I’m seeing on here and also ppl are saying check your mail box as well sending direct deposits and mailing checks as well. I pray for all of us and especially ones like yourself with kids I cant imagine. Bless you and us all.

      2. Any luck today? I filed my weeks again yesterday and again nothing..

        1. I am in tears right now, they just towed my car Reprocessed it should I Say. This is so annoying I don’t know what to do at this point I have my six kids to worry about and I’ll top of that rent was due on the first and I am behind 18 days Lord please help us

        2. I am sorry to hear that Marcie. Please contact your landlord who should give you foreberance. Then local charities may be able to help you as well.

        3. I’m so sorry this is just beyond belief right now I’m praying for all of us.

        4. Just checking on you were you able to get any assistance?

        5. Hello that was very kind of you to check in. But no I have not gotten anything yet. I think Florida is just a messed up state. Nothing has changed I am so worried

        6. Still waiting myself and my car insurance is cancelled and my rent is past due

    2. My last payment was May 19, 2020, I was receiving it every Tuesday since I filed April 6, 2020 and it has stopped. Tried calling UI but no answer filed for my two weeks today and it shows Active and Eligible can’t get any answers. I have sent two letters to the Governor’s office and no reply. How do they expect for us to pay our bills. I can’t go back to work until the CDC allows. I only receive $157 a week. We need HELP many of the people have not received their $600 payment!

    3. Hello all, from Florida here, Im in the same boat got paid no worries for 4 weeks then nothing since 5/19. I spoke to someone earlier today 6/9 at DEO and they told me that they are updating the computer systems and there have been delays. DUH lol anyway she said to please try and be patient and they will get back on track and all back money will be caught up. Well I was born in Missouri so they will have to “SHOW ME” so hopefully all will come through. Good luck

      1. Thank you for the update maybe some light at the end of the tunnel but like you say… show us we all are waiting to see outcome.

      2. My last check was received May 19th direct deposit for $600. From what I have heard is that we will be receiving a double payment for $1080 they will be taking the tax out. They have excuses like the upgraded system they are now using caused the problem to they ran out of money. I am tired of the excuses and the mess-ups we need to pay our bills. I also heard New York, California and Florida is having the same issue??????? Let hope we get the$$$$ soon.

        1. The worst part is not telling people what is going on and we have to find posts ourselves to find out what is going on… Just goes to show when it comes to taking care of the people absolutely no rush whatsoever… I don’t know what to believe anymore just a wait and see situation I guess we shall see.

        2. Did you receive anything yet ?! It’s been since the 19th for me too! I’m so confused and getting desperate!

      3. Omg I hope so. I read somewhere that they said for Florida the $600 extra payments are gonna start being every 2 weeks total of 1200 but taxes be taken out.
        I can’t find where I read that. But it sucks cause so many government people lie to us just to shut us up. This is ridiculous this whole unemployment website thing should of already been fixed. Florida is collecting big interest on this Federal money. I never received the back money for the extra 600 they said we would get at end of March on.
        I can’t get anyone to answer my calls or return emails nothing!

    4. Okay everyone I read this on a news post that unemployment is checking there system for fraud and fraudulent claims. So if your information come back accurate then there sending your payments out. Sit tight it’s coming guys, I got mines finally this Monday on the 8th.

    5. I did my UI claim and PUA claim on the 2nd of June. I have just now got my first payment of $600 today plus a $149 payment, but haven’t gotten the other 8 claimed payments. It says on my Chime that I have received a regular UI payment, so this wasn’t the PUA but I know that im not elligible for regular UI. I was told i was supposed
      to get a lump sum of $6,500. I ,today got 2 payments direct deposited to my Chime . 1 payment of $149. I guess that is weekly pay? And payment #2 $600. I guess thats the PUA? Idk and am completly confused on all of this

      1. OK, I have noticed on our claim page where it says type of claim we were getting paid UI whatever that stands for I assuming thats regular unemployment. I notice on my claim it is labeled UC (my thoughts Unemployment Covid) this is where the whole situation may have gotten screwed up. People who where unemployed for other reasons got the $600 and where not entitled to it. Hopefully they will retro our $600 that we are entitled to. The bottom line is we need the money to pay our bills (my last $600 was 5/19) I will repost as soon as I get a payment!

        1. Same here ! I’m seriously going crazy wondering where this $ is . I was so discouraged when Tuesday morning came and nothing ! Please let us know ASAP if you find out anything else !

    6. I have not rcvd. Check either for unemployment since Memorial Day. Bit today in connect it shows I’m getting paid again onto my Waytogo card? The 600 check should come,Africa’s or sat following me getting paid so I’m hoping for the 600. Plus Retro pay in tomorrow or Saturday’s mail! Fingers crossed!

    7. June 17 as of today nothing since May 19th anybody receiving payment since the five days they said they would have us paid?

  17. Jeff from Florida. I have only received 2 payments of $226 since March 29th and now a payment of $226 today. Thats it since March 29th. No retroactive pay no $600 federal payments. I dont get it, cant get anyone on the phone, no response to emails, no response from anybody I have sent questions to. I guess this is all I get, wonder if I will ever even see any payment of $600 ever. Very discouraging and just feel like its pointless and wasting my time.

    1. Check out this page and comments for items specific to Florida UI – https://savingtoinvest.com/florida-fl-unemployment-insurance-compensation-reemployment-assistance-benefits-program/ – Maybe some tips for you there that helps. But it is no secret that Florida is having massive issues and delays with making payments given their antiquated systems and decision over the last few years by various governments to not invest in UI. That’s why Florida has one of the worst unemployment benefit programs and payments.

    2. Jeffrey,
      FL here, I was let go the day prior to the lockdown ending. I filed 4/28. Just got a check in the mail for 169. No 600 in site. I did get thru on the phone and UI told me they cannot see claim specific info. I filed in fluid as DEO advised me to, that app has me as pending since 5.1.20 hang in there!

  18. Live in NJ. In mid May ran out of regular Unemployment benefits and moved on to extended benefits. Two things went wrong. One is the additional $600 stopped and the other is my WBR got changed to a lower benefit rate.

  19. I’m in NJ. Besides having a miserable time getting my UI Claim sorted out, I received the $600 for like 4 weeks in a row. Then missed a week and they gave me 2 weeks the following week to catch up. I’m now going on 2 straight weeks with nothing. I’ve been certifying benefits each week as normal. Anyone else having this issue and what the heck is the explanation?

    1. Hey whats up Joe! Nice Name :)

      Same exact thing happened to me. 4 weeks then today I look – I just have my normal deposit but no 600.00

      1. Hi Joe and Zee. I was wondering what happened to the $600 also so searched online for answers. I found a possible answer buried in one article. Apparently payments are processed on Fridays and then take two business days to appear in acct. Hopefully that is cause of our missing money. For those that haven’t received their money, could you have accidentally thrown away the debit card unemployment sent. It came in a plain envelope. I almost threw it out myself. If you never supplied them with your banking info, you will get paid in a separate acct and sent debit card (maybe try “lost my card” to get new one sent? I hope and pray that everyone is able to resolve their issues as soon as possible.

    2. Happened to me this week in NJ. I didn’t get the $600 this week and hoping I will get double next week. I’m wondering if there’s a delay. I saw there was a delay for some people at the beginning of June.

      1. What email did you send it to? I’ve sent emails and get the typical automated response.

    3. I filed at the end of April and just received back payments last week under PUA, but nothing about the $600. I just certified this week, the second one for me, so we’ll see what happens. It does say that the $600 will be 1 week behind because I certified on the weekend. My actual unemployment starts in March so I should get a huge back payment.
      Though I had a payroll job while doing Lyft in 2019, the payroll job ended in June of 19 so I did not get regular unemployment, but qualified under the PAU as an Independent Contractor/Self Employed. NJ says I still will get the $600, but guess we’ll see.

  20. It’s going on three weeks and still no 600. I’m in Florida and I just need answers. Please anybody know what’s going on with the payments for us. I see a lot of people saying the same thing.then people saying bi weekly. I just need these payments back on track before July 31!!

    1. Yes. Same here about 3 weeks and no 600 dollar payment. I certified my weeks and got the state UC but no federal.

      1. Hello Sheila, yes I receive uc but no 600 but mines usually come through the mail. I didn’t check it yet but I hope it’s in the mailbox today the 8th of June.

      2. Hey guys just want to inform you y’all that I got my payments from the weeks they were behind. It came in the mail today, so give it time it’s coming and like others were saying it’s every two weeks now. Hope this easy your anxiety and frustration.

        1. I am Glad you got yours . Thanks for the update . I Will hang on to hope (

        2. You’re welcome just give it two more days

        3. I’m in FL. This week would be 3 weeks no $600 payment. Got a $540 deposit this morning 6/9. I guess they’re taking taxes out now? Where are the other 2 weeks at? This is frustrating…..maybe they mailed them?

        4. Hey Alan idk how it work if you have d Direct deposit. But if it’s mailed then it could be Friday.

    2. Seems like 5/19 is the magic date that all the $600 payments stopped. I am in the same boat as all the other FL unemployed. Received weekly $600 payments 4X until 5/19. Have been receiving regular UE payments and filing as usual. Today is 6/9 and I have direct deposit but no $600 yet. Been getting my UE regularly in my bank account but last week for some reason I received a $247 paper check in the mail. I think that was for my waiting week. Anyway I will now have to check my mailbox regularly as well so as not to throw out a check I was not expecting. Only in Florida.

      1. A neighbor of mine was getting direct deposit and he go a 1 week UI check in the mail on Saturday. What are they doing. This is such a mess and frustration for us with no income.

      2. Tom B- Same exact situation as you. Also received the paper check last week and have been waiting on the $600 for three straight weeks. Uggh

        1. We’re all in the same boat it seems. Last 600$ was 5/19 I have been getting the unemployment but no 600$. I have written to the news channels, they are not getting any answers either!

      3. Florida here – Ive still been getting both my state and federal deposits regularly but it does seem they’re both now bi-weekly… and the days keep changing… I originally was receiving my Florida deposits on Wednesdays, and Federal on Tuesdays. But this week I still got my Florida on Weds, and thought I wouldn’t get my federal this week, but it was indeed deposited today (Thursday). I still think I’m missing some weeks from the beginning, but for now I’m just grateful to be getting anything. Hope everyone is safe, and is able to hang in there!

      4. im in florida to and everything you said to the T is happening to me my last 600 check was friday the 22

        1. I saw on News4Jax wensday that the DEO said there was a glitch in system an that everyone should get their 600$ boost money with in 5 business days.
          Before that I read that payments were gonna be every 2 weeks now. I don’t know what’s exactly going on but I got my last boost check in May but finally thank God got a check in mail today for 1080.00 that be 2 week payment I’m assuming if it’s for every 2 weeks. I still haven’t got retroactive back pay for boost I’m owed for whole month of April.
          I got a number for Governors office an called an left message cause I could never reach a person to find out what’s going on.
          It’s just frustrating that one person in office says one thing someone else says something different ya don’t know who to believe. I don’t understand how they haven’t gotten this fixed yet. We all are struggling to make it day to day it’s screwed up.

        2. Finally got some answers today, I wrote to the WPTV to see if they could get some answers: The good thing I finally got a deposit into my account. There is/was technical difficulty reading account #’s which cause some sort of crash supposedly they have it rectified and we should start seeing our money less the tax.

  21. Hi, I’m from Fl. I’m self employed, so applied for PUA. I’m getting the PUA state regularly, plus I got retroactive from the state too. I did get two payments of the $600 federal, and then nothing more until 2 weeks later, at which point I got $1080. Since then I’ve gotten nothing but continue to be eligible. $1080 is a weird number, not like it’s 2x or 3x , at which point I’d figure it to be retroactive. There’s no one to call, there’s nothing on my Connect page regarding anything about the federal $600 weekly. Kinda hard to make a financial plan when you don’t know when the next dollar is coming in

    1. That number means 10% tax is being withheld/deducted. $1200 (600x2weeks) less $120 in taxes = 1080. Unless you tell your state to change that amount will be withheld. Sounds like you are getting paid biweekly

      1. Yes, I
        After I commented, I saw that now we are getting biweekly instead of weekly! Did the math and realized there’s withholding , whereas the first 2 payments had none! Thanks for the confirmation!

    2. I finally received the $1080 – 2 weeks of federal. Why did they suddenly start taking taxes out? Is there anyway of changing that?

      1. Which state? You can adjust your tax withholding via your state UI agency (search their website)

        1. Florida. I chose for taxes to be taken out from the start and from the state level that happened right away. However, for the federal money, I wasn’t being taxed for the first weeks that I received it. And then this past time the decided to take out taxes. It’s fine, just confusing.
          Thanks

      2. What state are you in? And how long did u wait to receive fed payment?

        1. I’m in Florida. The federal money started coming about a week after I started getting the state. However, May 19 was the last time I received the $600. I finally did get it yesterday, and it was 2 weeks worth, after taxes

        2. What day were u normally receiving it on Mondays? Before the holiday

        3. Yes, I did. I posted earlier today. I received the $600 all five weeks that I claimed. NYC

        4. Ok I was wondering for Florida but I’m glad your receiving yours..

        5. It looks like it’s a waiting game…smh Hope you get your money soon!

        6. Oh believe me it sure is and I’m at a loss for words on all this.. but thank you.

      3. What state are you in ? How long did you wait to receive the federal payments ? Some of us haven’t gotten that since May 19.

        1. That was the last time I received it – May 19, I’m from Florida. But then I received 2 weeks worth on Friday. I was frustrated as well, but I think they’re probably stepping it up. My friends who I worked with also hadn’t gotten it since May 19, and very frustrated bc you can get an answer. Thanks why this is a great place to discuss. It’s the first place I found that others were in the same boat. I know you’ll all get it, they’re messed up. But if I got it you will all get it. I pray!

        2. David, the federal payments are basically random. The most recent federal deposit was on Friday May 5. However before that it was either Monday or Tuesday. I hope that helps. Again, the last time I received the federal before the 6/5 deposit (of 2 weeks) Was 5/19 as well, just like many of you. I’m feeling that they’re getting their act together and you’ll all receive it this week. Might be on a Monday or some other random day. I hope this helped and I pray that you all get it asap! Good luck!!!!

        3. Appreciate the feedback I truly hope so… Absolutely no reason for this. Thank u again for your response.

        4. David, typo! The most recent federal deposit was on Friday 6/5 not May 5*

        5. That seems to be the common theme, my last $600 deposit was on May 19th as well. I’m in Florida and hoping they get caught up soon. Self-employed so only getting the $125 a week regular unemployment at the moment.

      4. Well, technically if you asked to have taxes taken out for regular UC payments they will tax the FPUC payments. But I’ve read in Florida that people who did not request to have taxes taken out on UC are finding there FPUC payments are being taxed. So if you change it on your CONNECT account (Florida) it may not make a difference. You can go to Account View and Information, Payment Method, I believe is where tax withholding can be changed.

      5. I still haven’t received anything. I’m in Florida and I usually get it sent through mail. It’s been three weeks.

        1. I still haven’t received anything as of Monday , June 8 . I usually get it by direct deposit . I called this morning and the person who answered said that she was told to say that there are delays in May but that they will catch up . She was apologetic. Of course I know it’s not her fault . I was calling to try to get some answers or some HOPE . But tomorrow will be 3 long weeks since I got my FPUC , the 600. Last payment I got was May 19. Frustrating.

        2. Thanx for the info Nadine that gives me hope. We just have to wait now for it to come.

    3. Yesterday I got my 2 weeks of state i claimed thursday, that’s it. Today i got 540(guessing their taxing the 600 now which i allowed but first 3 over a month ago were not). Still due by my calculations 2 but hope they at least send one more this week. Also many people i know still get their direct deposits but then get random 600 checks in the mail a few days later. At first i figured it was just for the first time but friends of mine who already got their direct deposits 6 weeks ago and then a check, had the same thing occur last week. So check your mail.

  22. Hello readers and fellow unemployed workers…

    can someone help clarify my issues since i am unable to get any information from UI – Florida
    I worked 2 PT jobs in FL one in the school district and another at a accounting firm. Well as everyone knows the schools were shut down and i became unemployed from that job. However, am still working reduced hours at second job not making nearly same income as before. I applied for unemployment and my benefits claims all say
    “Excess Reduction”.. which means if i earn more that my allow benefit i dont get unemployment that week.
    However, since my hours continue to be cut the last 3 week i received my benefit amount but not the $600 extra.

    Does anyone know how this works and if i am supposed to get the extra $600 a week. I see lots of ppl stating benefit stop in early May so i am hopeing this is the case, or am i just not entitled to it.
    Kinda confused and wish I knew the answer so i dont keep hoping and looking at bank for monies that will never come….

    Thanks
    Emar – Florida

    1. Fl DEO says even if you’re getting just ONE dollar from the state, you’re entitled to the $600 . Anyone who’s eligible for state is supposed to get that $600. The $600 ends 7/31, but is supposed to be retroactive to beginning of April, so maybe you’ll get a nice lump sum.

  23. Hello my name is Rachel from Florida, wanted to know who can we speak to in regards to the $600 every week. I Have not gotten since 5-19 was my last seeing 600. Now I claimed my weeks for 5-27 now we in june 5 and still no 600. Some one please help. The unemployment people can’t help because they don’t know about it.

    1. I have the exact situation Iam in Florida as well my last payment was also on 5/19 . I figured it was Memorial Weekend delay and also heard the we’re going to change to biweekly if you hear anything please let me know I’ll do the same ok

    2. I am still waiting and hoping and get up every morning praying to see the FPUC money deposited in my account . But NOT as of Saturday June 6. I haven’t received the FPUC since May 19. I am missing 3-4 payments How come some people are getting it and continue to get it even after it was delayed 2 weeks . I am in Florida . Frustrating.

    3. Good morning, Rachel

      As far as talking to someone and that is if u can get through to someone basically you would be wasting your efforts because more than likely they will make up something or say we don’t know… I truly don’t think nothing really is concrete as to why we aren’t getting our payments. Some getting paid some not really makes no since for me at all. So it really is a wait and see type situation unfortunately I been waiting since 5/19 as well.

      Keep faith hopefully something soon for all of us.

  24. Good Morning!!! It is 6/5/2020 I was like everyone else and last $600 payment was on May 20, 2020. Lo and behold I received $540 in my account this morning. I certified for 2 weeks and it should of been for the $1080 but I will take it. Hopefully the other $540 will be in my account next week. If not, then I will separate my weeks and not do them together as someone above mentioned. I hope you all start to get your money. At least we aren’t alone in all of this. The frustrating part of all of it is that there is no one to contact to find out any information on the $600 or $540. You speak to one person they tell you one thing and then speak to another and they give you a different story. Lets hope things start to look brighter.

    1. What is the $540? Is that 2 weeks of $600 each less taxes? Bc I got a $1080 payment too, but prior to that I got 2 payments of $600 each…..

      1. Yes. Looks like your state has automatically (or based on your income from past claims) deducted tax.

    2. Same situation here, got my 2 weeks state deposit on Monday june 8th, then today got 540. Hopefully i see the missing 540 later this week. In Florida too.

  25. I’m going crazy!!! I was receiving the $600 until last week. I first thought it was due to the holiday and now is Thursday, June 4th and nothing for this week either. Who knows the website to look at my account?
    Unemployment- I received the first payment after filing on April 20th and never again. I have not been able to claim the 3 following weeks after April 9th. I have not been able to claim my weeks since May 2nd. I don’t get the option to do so.
    Please help me. What can I do to find out about not receiving the $600? Any website to look?
    How can I find the options to file for the weeks since May 2nd? I’m not given the option on my account but I appear active any on each week that I have not been able to claim it says “Disqualified”. Impossible to get someone by phone.
    Thank you for your recommendations…I look forward to receiving your answers

    1. Same here I was getting my $600 federal and FL UI but since May 19 I have not received the $600 but continue to get FL UI I am 2 weeks behind and still nothing on June 4. My bills are adding up and I need that money. I called the DEO and they had no idea what was going on and told me to call back next week. I am eligible and have continued to claim my weeks. This is a joke FL needs to get it together

    2. 06/05/2020 I called DEO this morning and was told that their internal computer system is down again and they are unable to process the $600 federal payments do to computer glitches on their end.
      They have no time frame to when their computer system will be processing the PUA $600 again then I was hung up on.

      1. This is incredible I can’t believe this is happening some get it… some dont… Completely makes since now ty for the update.

        1. I don’t know what else to do. I just sent an email to the local news station here in fla Channel 8 maybe they can get answers for us and I spoke of all of us not just myself because we all are in this together.. let’s keep faith and keep each other updated as you all have tried calling so have I too as well. Thank u everyone for trying I and everyone appreciates you and your efforts.

      2. Thanks for the info . But I don’t think the DEO pretend to know or are giving much reasons to why the $600 weren’t processed for some . It’s obvious from this thread that there are some / many people who got it even after the delay but they got it on June 4 or 5 .. etc . Some of us didn’t get it since 5/19. I get up every morning hoping and praying to see it but not yet !

  26. Hi all. I’m currently a gig worker in Florida that’s unemployed due to COVID, obviously. Thought I could being y’all some hope if you haven’t received your money already. I was deemed eligible for PUA after two times of being deemed ineligible for regular UA. I received back pay a few days after applying for PUA, and started receiving my state and fed payments regularly. I would receive my federal money Monday night/Tuesday morning for two weeks straight. After Memorial Day, on the 19th of May, the payments stopped coming. Around 4am this morning, June 4th, I received a deposit of $1,080. Here’s what I heard was happening from someone who got a hold of someone at the DEO said & I can now confirm this is true: They are now offering the state and federal payments bi-weekly. We all have missed out on being paid because they were reworking the system. On top of being paid bi-weekly, instead of receiving our fed money weekly like we were, they are taxing the $600 wether you’re opted in or not. So you will be paid $1,080 every two weeks. So if you haven’t received a payment since May 19th, like myself, expect to receive a payment for that much either tonight or Monday to make up for the last two weeks. Then you will be receiving another one next week, and from then on out, you will be receiving it every two weeks when you go ahead and claim your weeks. Frustrating, yes – but at least we will be receiving our money. I hope I helped ease some of your anxiety about your payments, can I definitely woke up everyday with major anxiety not seeing that federal payment in my account!

    1. Thank you again Kris! I just seen your detailed post!! : )

      I am sure it’s putting an ease to many folks! Be well!

    2. Wow, I can’t believe they’re taxing th 600. I also got my last 600 on May 19. Still haven’t gotten the 600 since. I did get my state this morning, oh btw I’m in Florida too. I hope to get it soon! You did give me hope!

    3. Thanks Kris ! I am glad That you got your $ 1080 on Thursday June 4 . I am still waiting and hoping. I haven’t received the FPUC since May 19. That’s 17 days ago and counting ! Frustrating.

    4. Thanks for sharing Kris. This kind of update is a ray of sunshine in these dark times for many of the readers on this site.

    5. It’s now Sunday and I still haven’t received anything. Like myself I was receiving $600 a week and now on 5/19 was the last time I have gotten it. I hope something comes through for me because I am going on 3weeks with nothing. This is really frustrating.

    6. I claimed my two weeks on 6/2 but only received $540 not the $1,080. I’m in florida.

    7. Omg thank you for your response too this because I’m in same situation and didn’t see my 600 payment and got so worried so I’m now looking forward too next week God bless

    8. Thank you Kris,
      That explains a lot, because I was getting my first reg unemployment on Fri, May 22,2020 after applying in April. Than I got the first payment of $600.00 on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. After that I haven’t received anything!

    9. It is June 10th my last deposit for the federal 600$ was on may 26th for 1080 (540) taken out the tax , it has officially been 2 weeks and a day and nothing I’m so stressed out I did receive 2 weeks of regular unemployment yesterday June 9th but that won’t cover my bills hopefully it gets in this week !! I did read that there was also A 2-3 day delay due to some banks having glitches and problems depositing I don’t know how accurate that is if anyone has any update let me know. (I’m in Florida )

      1. You see the Florida specific page (see menu on top of page or search) where your issue is similar to what others are seeing.

      2. I’m in Florida from what I know and people who I work with the unemployment has been coming in slowly however the BOOST I have not received since May 19th. From what I heard the whole system has been messed up when they supposedly improved it which also caused a problem with the boost payout. It is totally frustrating because we all have bills to pay.

  27. Hey everyone! So I first filed in 03/25, got denied twice, and then got approve for PUA benefits after my third attempt on 05/15. My effective date states that my claim starts on 05/17, which is incorrect, it was actually 03/25. I filed a claim to change the effective date for my claim on 05/21 and still nothing. Also, I received a payment of $206 from the DEO benefits for the first time this morning (06/04/20) but still haven’t received a single $600 payment. Don’t even get me started on the fact that I still haven’t received a stimulus check and when I check that all I get is a message stating that they cannot determine if I am eligible yet. Anyone have any insight on any of these issues?

    1. Same here. I am in Mississippi. I was out of work since 3/13/2020. I filed for unemployment on 6/1/2020 because i didnt know i could apply as i am self employed. Well i put my last day to work as 3/13/2020 but claim was started on 1st week of 5/24/2020. It didnt let me choose any previous weeks like others. I know some who filed same time as me and recieved 4,000 in backpay. I recieved nothing but the 1 week that it saus is my week. Who do i contact about this? I would like my back pay also from 3/13/2020 or when they 1st started giving the extra 600 a week. I had no income at all any of the weeks.

  28. Florida here…. I received a total of (4) $600 deposits on a Tuesday but ended on 5/19/20…. seemed to be a pattern but today is 6/4/20 and I haven’t received another $600 payment again. I tried calling the DEO and emailed them with no response. I am frustrated as everyone else here. My unemployment is $125 a week and I have received that today ($250) since I filed on 6/2/20 for my 2 weeks but again no $600 since 5/19/20…. Please, anyone else receiving the $600 after 5/19/20 let us know here!!!! Thank you. Dennis

    1. Hi Dennis! I stopped receiving my $600 on May 19th as well. I heard this from someone who spoke to someone at the DEO and can confirm that this is true – they are now paying us our fed money bi-weekly and taxing it. So we have missed out on being paid because they were reworking the system. So you should be receiving a payment of $1,080 either tonight or Monday to make up for the last two weeks, and then another deposit of $1,080 next week. Then you will be receiving that amount every two weeks. I hope I helped!

      1. Wow Kris!! Well thank you. I will keep an eye out my friend. I really appreciate it!! May God bless you and your family and please stay safe!! : ) I am so glad I found this site!!!!!!

      2. Nothing yet Kris, Active and eligible sign for my weeks yesterday UI is ok but nothing since 5/19

        1. I hope this helps and I hope it’s true but I saw on News4Jax Jacksonville news station an they did a piece on everyone having issues with their 600$ Federal payments just suddenly stopping in May like alot of us here including me. They said there was a glitch in the system an that everybody should be getting the back payments owed to them within or by 5 business days. If you download the app News4Jax you can watch it on there to see what they said for yourselves.
          I sure pray we get that money! Hope this boosts everyone’s hopes an pray everyone gets their money

        2. Thanks for the update… I’m sure we all could use a piece of good news let’s hope what they say is true.

    2. I was on reg ui when I got 2 checks in april but none since now im on the puec extended benefits and no 600.00 checks either. that approx. 7 wks @ 600. I see the governor desantis has accumulated over 25 million in interest from keeping citizens money. No incentive to hand it out to people with no food or rent money. AAAholes.

    3. I have the same exact situation as Dennis with receiving 4 payments of $600 but nothing since 5/19/2020, I also still receive $125 up to date…

      1. Hi Sam! Keep checking this comment section as this is the best and latest information I have found out there. What a joke!! We are all having the same issues/concerns and nothing updated to us from the state. Unbelievable.. Stay safe and God bless.

    4. It seems Florida stopped the $600 weekly the week of May 18th. Received two $600 deposits that week (one for each of the previous two weeks) As of this week when I claimed my weeks, there is no federal $600 for either previous week claimed. I did receive regular unemployment this week.

      1. Hey Allison! Just sit tight. Seems like we are all having this same issue. You’d think the state would update us. Stay safe and God bless.

      1. Hey Takema! Just sit tight too! Seems like we are all having this same issue. You’d think the state would update us. Stay safe and God bless.

    5. Hello, I am in Florida. I have filed unemployment and only received two payments of $600 on a (Tuesday) the beginning of May and in the last three weeks I have NOT received the $600. I cannot pay my bills whatsoever at this point. I am claiming the weeks as per the instructions but I am not receiving the federal help. Please we need the media to stay on top of this subject and push for answers as I have tried many times to contact unemployment in the State of Florida and I only receive a recording. This is not fair whatsoever and this state must do better now and in the future.

      1. Hey Laura! Just sit tight. Seems like we are all having this same issue. You’d think the state would update us. Keep checking back on this site for updated information. Stay safe and God bless.

    6. I’m from Florida and the last time I received the $600 was May 19,2020. Today I received the state UI for 2 weeks but not the federal $600. My fellow co workers are having the same issues. So we’re all in the same boat. I hope to be getting it soon!

  29. I’m from NYC and I applied for the PUA benefits on April 26th and I got a lump sum payment on May 24th via the debit card from all the weeks that the representative told me I qualified for ,which was starting from March 16th.So I received $182 plus the $600 for all those weeks and now since after Memorial Day weekend I haven’t received nothing at all. It’s going on the second week and I didn’t get no deposit which would of been this Tuesday 6/2. My husband gets unemployment too and he’s been getting his regular benefits plus the $600 with no problem! No missing weeks! So I don’t know what’s going on! I don’t know anybody else that hasn’t gotten their money! So I just keep claiming every week hoping the money will show up!

  30. 6/3, Florida.
    I’ve been receiving my state UI biweekly & the $600 weekly since monday, april 22nd. They came together at 1st then morphed into claiming on wednesday when we had to start claiming our weeks. Now its every monday for the $600, wednesdays i claim my weeks & they arrive thursday. I claimed my weeks today.
    Memorial day the $600 did not come but i received $1080 the next day on tuesday. This past monday nothing, well i DID get almost double last week so I’m hoping it comes next monday.
    All of my friends also received double last tuesday, a few $1080 & a few $1200. And none of them received anything this week. We all receive via direct deposit.
    Ive done a lot of info gathering & comparison since this all started & i have noticed the people receiving paper checks or the prepaid card have a lot more issues in general than those of us on direct deposit. I was not paid my waiting week and was not paid anything in retro, my friends all applied before me & started receiving after me so they ALL received payments in retro.
    That being said an acquaintance of mine is receiving her biweekly state benefits on the prepaid card, she received 1 $600 payment & then nothing else for weeks but gets her state benefits no problem. I will update asap if i anything changes. Wish you ALL the best.

    1. Very informative. Thanks ! Glad that you and your friends are getting your payments . I haven’t gotten the $600 since May 19 . It just stopped . Nothing to do but wait and hope to get it . Good luck to all .

    2. I had been receiving my regular UI with little issue(Thank God). In the last few weeks, they have switched up the certification times. If you miss the time and date you have to wait until Saturday to call. The best thing to do is to monitor the website to ensure your time and day haven’t changed. I do receive my funds within 2 days of recertification. My issue is the 600 extra assistance which really helped me out. Unfortunately, it did not arrive on Monday as usual. I have checked my acct every morning after 7 am to see if it has finally arrived. I just moved due to the homeowners sold the house. I hate to have issues paying my first month’s rent. I definitely don’t want to get evicted I just pray it arrives before the 5th. Good Luck everyone!

      1. Very strange that some people are getting or got their 600 with no issue and whoever didn’t get it on Memorial Day still got it few days later some got 1200 ( pr 1080) but others like me didn’t get the 600 for over 2 weeks since May 19 ! Anybody else this is happening to ? Is there a number to call to find out ? I think the DEO will not know or give answers about the 600 as I read in previous comments .

        1. Same thing her in Florida, haven’t received $600 since 5/19 and today is 6/3

        2. June 4, 2020. Florida. Made a comment yesterday on here about not receiving the $600 since memorial day. This morning I got up and there was another two week payment and the $600 payment. But they had taken out taxes so it’s 540. So I have received four weeks of regular unemployment and one $540 payment this week. Still behind on the extra 600. So I think there is hope!

        3. Hello Nadine, I, myself didn’t receive it. Payment literally stopped right after Memorial Day (05/28/2020) I used to receive it every week on Tuesday. So my thought was since they were closed due to the holiday maybe that could have been the factor for the abrupt stop. Once work resumed Tuesday (05/29/2020) I am thinking payment will continue as it was so I said it should be on my bank on Wednesday (05/30/202), well my anxiety was right from the start because dealing with DEO people any small thing could easily turn into a disaster not only I didn’t get the $600 I called them that same Wednesday the representative I spoke to told me the reason why it stopped is because instead of paying us on a weekly basis, moving forward it will be every 2 weeks in another word we won’t be getting $600 weekly it will be 1200 biweekly. As of today June 4, 2020 if I was to receive payment from DEO it would have been $1200 ( $600 for the last week of May + $600 for this week ) I didn’t receive any payment yet. Is it factual the information the representative gave me? I don’t know. Do I trust these folks down there in Tallahassee no I don’t. How can anyone trust someone ( or a group of people) that you can’t talk to when needing help, answer for inquiries that we may have whether you live in Florida or not. I scrolled through this site and I see pretty much this issue is happening in other state as well and coincidentally at the same period of time which is crazy because, if indeed it is true it would suggest that this was a state wide coordination or change whatever the case is. My problem is whatever they did or didn’t these people had to know how impactful it would be for us without any source of income and the timing is outrageous, come on!! How are you going to implement a change on the the last week of May when you know rent for the month of June is right behind us. Instead on focusing on paying people they find time to be creative I am referring to this new virtual login process where you have to wait in line just so you can get kick out because you only have 10 minutes so you would think that everything should be smooth because the implementation is simply put in place to reduce the amount people trying to apply for help at the same, man it’s the same crap the website is still not performing how it should have been, “ let me go “ because I am getting irritated right now, oh one last thing remember when the Governor said “ all hands on deck “ and that they hired other call center agency to have their employees helping with the call volume man I called numerous times yesterday and when I finally got thru my Waiting time was no greater than 2 hours and the 1-800-204-2418 is a joke ever since the beginning of this mess every time you call that number no matter the option you click on at the end just when you think you finally going to speak with a human being you will hear something like this “ All our agents are busy right now and sorry We can’t offer you a call back at this time please visit the website…………… blahhhhhhhhh. I don’t know guys it is what it is

    3. Like many the last time i rec’d the 600 was 5/19. Yesterday i got my 2 weeks state for gig worker(226 after taxes) then today i got a 540 deposit (1 week federal) so clearly now they are taking the taxes out of the federal, which i approved when i registered but they did not tax the federal the first 3 600 payments which is weird. I have some friends who have been getting direct deposits but then a couple days after the DD they get a paper check for 600 and it has happened twice now to them so everyone make sure to check your mail. Makes no sense why they are doing DD’s then sending paper check too. But it is what it is, i’ll take it. Blessings to all.

  31. I’m in FL and I’m in the same scenario as many have commented. I see many had to claim weeks but in my case, I never see an option in my account to claim weeks.

    I called unemployment many times and was not successful. One morning I called and after 4 hours waiting on the phone, I got someone and she heard me out and said let me see what my supervisor can assist with… After multiple times putting me on hold the call dropped.

    Wasn’t able to communicate with them again.

    Also my las $275 I received was in a check mailed to me when I have direct deposit.

    None of this makes sense!

    1. Hi iammarc,
      I just read your post, when I got through to talk to someone they said the paper check is the first check that you get from unemployment, meaning your first eligible week even though you have direct deposit.

    2. Florida has gone to biweekly payments and if you miss certifying you can miss up to 4 weeks of payments .

      1. I meant certifying, not recertifying. While I’m here, does anyone have a clue what eligible redetermine means?

      2. What do you mean by certifying? I’ve been claiming my weeks and have not received federal unemployment for 4 weeks.

    3. When you’re at your home page on Connect, there’s a note telling you you have weeks to claim, and you have a deadline to claim them. When you click on a week, you’re directed to a page where you have to fill out the questions regarding employment. After you finish that, you have to go back and do it all over again for the next week you’re claiming

  32. Eligible and Active since March 29th only recently as of last week received 2 small payments for a total of $452. That is all I have recieved since March 29th under the PUA benefits. I have not seen anything else and certainly not the $600 payments I am eligible for. Do those payments get direct deposit and will it show up on the connect website as being deposited or do you just have to check your account to see if anything went in? I live in Florida so most of it is a joke.

    1. I don’t have a answer for u wish I did I’m in the same boat I have a question I was approved for put may 17 just claimed my 2 weeks yesterday and by the weeks I claimed it says payable also I have been claiming since march and have 10 weeks that say disqualified because at that point I was applying for reg ui so my question is will I get back pay for weeks I claimed since march and when should I receive card do they send it once u know how muck u will get and when u r approved also one more question lol sorry when the card comes did ur have money already on it

  33. Hi:I certified for unemployment every week since I got sick at work because of one of my patients, I was laid of and told by HR I only can collect unemployment. I start receiving my unemployed and the $600 for a few weeks but I never get my $600 for the first 3 weeks. Now this monday I didn’t get my $600. Is anybody in this situation? and did anybody start getting their $600 again? If yes please post it and let us know what to do to get the $600 again

    1. How long did it take for you to Receive your first payment once submitted? I’m still waiting on my first payment

  34. I’m in New Jersey. Same problem. Been on unemployment since first week of April and always got my benefits and the 600 usually the next day. This week, after memorial day, only got the regular payment. I am assuming if it’s happened this much, it must be the system is behind, or maybe the holiday caused some kind of glitch. Who knows

    1. I promise u all as soon as I hear something or receive anything as it seems we all are in the same boat no matter where we are from this is insane folks I’m praying for us all believe me…

    2. It’s also happened to me, no additional $600 payment on Monday June 1st. Hopefully it is just the system behind. I’ve not had an issue with receiving it before.

    3. Does anyone have any updates on this? Second week without receiving the $600 and cannot get through on the phone. Let me know if anyone has any updates!

      1. Today is Friday 12th an I finally got a check boost after 2 weeks my last one before was end of May
        Someone said they were making payments every 2 weeks now not weekly idk
        I saw on News4Jax in Florida
        That as of this past Wednesday they said there was a glitch in system an that within 5 business days everyone was supposed to get their back boost money up to date.
        Idk what’s going on but hopefully it’s true an we all will finally get all money owed us. It’s not cool to be messing with people s lives like this makes me stressed out like everyone else

  35. I was eligible for 5 weeks from the date I applied till the time a was approved. When I was approved it was for only $125 a week I received the retro on this in the amount of $625 2 days after I was approved then got a random 3k deposit from the 5 weeks of the 600 they were behind on and this was on 5/19 and I have not gotten anything since then the $125 nor the $600 payment. I called and spoke to a women and she said to do my biweekly submission on the connect site for FL and I will then see the 2 weeks prior be paid out. She could only say this in regards to the $125 payment though. She was unable to tell me about the $600 payment i am owed for the last 2 weeks that I have not received. She also claimed that the $125 and $600 is biweekly payments which I was under the impression they made the $600 payments weekly. If anyone gets any updates in Fl please lmk.

    1. Same problem here, and I got the same answer when I finally reached someone. I would be interested in knowing if your 600.00 comes through. This is so ridiculous. I logged on to connect today and now you have to wait in line…on line…. there’s a little guy walking very slowly to show where you are in line. (Florida)

      1. What is the phone number to get in touch with the DEO? What did they say when you talked to them ? Any answers about why some people stopped getting their federal payments after May 19 , then others started getting it and others are still waiting ?

    2. I didn’t get any retro payments I applied on April 3 . I got only 3 payments for regular unemployment so far . The $600 stopped after May 19. It’s confusing whether it’s better to certify each week or both together . I read some comments ( in Fl) saying if certifying for 2 weeks at once will get only one payment but certifying the 2 weeks separately in 2 different days then will get 2 payments ! Did this happen to anybody ? As for the 600 who knows if one will ever continue to get that . I got 3 payments of 600 and that’s was topped after May 19

      1. Same thing happened to me, I’m short a week only got 600 for 1 week. I was suppose to get 1200. I did get 2 weeks pay of regular UI payment.

    3. I’m in Florida too. I collected the same as you with 125.00 because of being self employed. I received the 600 weekly for 4 weeks and now nothing for 2 weeks. You can’t get through to them so it’s sit and wait. I read online they were only going to pay the 600 bi weekly if you didn’t apply online. If you did it would stay weekly. My last 600.00 was on 5/19 also.

    4. Yes I heard 600 payments are now to be biweekly.
      Also heard on News4Jax that this was on this past Wednesday . Today is 12th Friday. That There was glitch an within 5 business days that everyone would be receiving their back 600 payments owed them in full. Idk
      I just today got check for 1080 that would be 2 week check for boost with taxes taken out.
      My last one was around end of May.
      I live in Jacksonville Florida
      It’s all messed up

      1. So is this what their doing sending checks instead of direct deposits for the ones that have it setup?

        1. Mine were always checks my unemployment came on a card I tried direct deposit but my bank screwed up or something an declined the 1st deposit so they put my unemployment on a payment card an I just left it that way.
          I would assume everyone who had direct deposit before would remain getting theirs the same as before

        2. Ok thank you for the input hard to say anymore how things are going to be done.

  36. Hi everyone.. I live in Miami, FL and I can’t believe I am in this mess too. Full time wedding photographer here of 10 years. I am totally without income as you can all imagine. Every wedding has been cancelled. But, that’s not what’s sad or upsetting…

    FLORIDA IS THE WORST STATE IN THE USA when it comes to Unemployment!

    It has been a full-time job just to cope with their prehistoric website. Finally after 6 weeks I started to get the bare min. UI. ($226 a week, $113 net). whoo hoo. But, then I also got the $600 a week.. and this was at least a big help. I was excited until this am..

    This am.. only the $226 was deposited. Nothing for the $600 :-/ This is when I found this post.

    So far, I have claimed the 6 weeks that I had on the site.. (This was $226 x3 payments) and I got two payments of $600, and then one last week for $1080 (which was weird). Then today, only the $226 with nothing else. Worried now my ride is over and this can’t happen. I NEED this!

    I think the $1080 was two payments of $540 (now they are taxing the $600) So.. was this for past week.. or future week? No idea. All I know is it stopped.

    I am entitled to about 7 previous weeks too! and then until 7/31! I need this money. This is crazy. You cant call them, you cant do anything online, you just have to hope.

    1. My understanding is the additional $600 has went from weekly to bi-weekly. And I think you’re correct about the $600 now being taxed, mine was the same scenario / same amount. So if you got those last week, then you didn’t this week, you should get the $1,080 again next week. I got two $600 payments two weeks ago, nothing last week, and then the $1,080 this week. Where my normal benefits / claim weeks are the opposite week (I was paid last week, not this week).

      Hope this might help set your mind at ease a bit. I searched for the bi-weekly change and this was the only page I came across, but seems like a lot of people are in a similar boat. :-/

      1. I was also getting the $600 weekly on Tuesdays until 05/26/2020. I claimed my weeks and received my regular benefits today but nothing for the two weeks of $600 weekly. I hope that I get it this week as I have bills to pay.

      2. Thank you for giving me some hope! I was receiving state UI biweekly & the fpuc $600 weekly until 5/26 i received $1080 but nothing this week i truly hope you are right, it makes sense, why else would we be overpaid?!

    2. I did a new claim I don’t know what else to do at this point they tell u email and etc… But no answers. I don’t get it? Won’t be long I’ll be out on the streets. I understand why not give us an update tell us something.. anything… Anybody receive anything so far after memorial day?

    3. I’m going through the same thing. Im in florida as well. I’m trying to get through to find out what is going on

  37. This is so frustrating. I received 4 $600 payments then nothing after May 19th. Further I spent a month trying to apply in April and finally able to apply April 29th…yet only received $336 total of PUA. What is going on? This is not ok! We have bills to pay and children to feed!

  38. I am missing 5 weeks of payments in CT they owe me 3,225$ and I haven’t received any of it I’m behind on bills and have no car cause it broke down and I have no way of paying for repairs and I call the department of labor and they say I know more then they do.

    1. I live in Ga. Was receiving the extra 600 and now this week nothing. Just trying to see whats going on?

      1. Same here in Florida for me, my mom and sister. I read they are still backed up due to holiday last week.

      2. I live in Fort Lauderdale. I got approved for unemployment. I received my first bi weekly state pay of $550, and then the following week I received just one week of $275. I received $600 Federal for one week, and then a second week, but did not receive it this week and not sure why? I am dependent on this money. I thought the $600 was to be paid weekly not bi weekly? And I had read we are supposed to get retro pay of the $600 but have not seen that either, does anyone know if that will be happening anytime soon? If we are going to be getting the $600 federal bi weekly I wish they would communicate via email with us and let us know. Not being able to speak with someone on the phone regarding this is unacceptable.

  39. North Jersey, same here. After the holiday weekend no 600. Hoping things get back on track for all!

    1. I Receive my first 2 600 FPUC but nothing the last 2 time I have certify for my unemployment benefits,I been callings can not get through.

    2. Me too in Florida. I’m wonder if if it’s because i claimed the 7 hours i worked, the prior week.. i wonder if it made me ineligible fore the PUA

  40. Hello raphael from NJ here! I was receiving the $600 up until last week but now I’m not receiving the $600 last 2 weeks and I have 4 mouths to feed besides my own and I have bills to me! Why is this happening? I mean why would I receive payments and for the last 2 weeks it stops! Cmon man what’s going on! I need to pay my rent to keep a roof over my children’s head! Please someone with some type of info please let me know as I’d appreciate it! Please share

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