Am I still Eligible for Unemployment if I’m Working but my Hours Have Been Reduced? Partial Weekly Unemployment Benefit Rules By State

With the economy gradually opening back up many unemployed and furloughed workers are slowly heading back into the ranks for the employed via a new job or at their existing employer. However many are also not going back full time and a common question I get is will people still …

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Retroactive Unemployment Benefits Back Pay for $300 Weekly FPUC, PUA and PEUC Under 2021 Extensions and In States With Early Termination of Programs

Congressional leaders and the President have now passed another COVID relief stimulus package into law. The package includes funding for extending the $300 FPUC weekly boost, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) programs to September 6th, 2021 or the earlier end date some states have chosen …

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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?

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 …

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Independent Contractors, Self-Employed and Gig Economy Workers Still Facing Long Waits to Get Unemployment Checks Under PUA and $600 FPUC Stimulus Programs

Many self-employed, independent contractors and gig workers who had been made eligible for unemployment insurance benefits under Enhanced Unemployment provisions within the CARES act are still unable to successfully file claims several weeks after the law was passed due to delays in states processing unemployment claims and completing income verification …

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Working Reduced Hours but Making too Much For State Unemployment and Extra Stimulus Payment (#UIShole)

Received the following comments from some higher income people who have fallen into what I call the Unemployment Insurance Stimulus Hole (#UIShole). Yes, I know how it sounds and it is intentional because people who face this situation probably want to use a word that rhymes with #UIShole for the …

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Part Time Workers Eligible for Partial Unemployment Compensation Will Qualify for the $300 Weekly FPUC Stimulus Payment

[Updated for $300 FPUC payment extensions in 2021] I have been getting this question across several articles published around the recently extended enhanced unemployment benefit programs now in place until September 6th, 2021. The Federal Department of Labor (DOL) has issued additional Unemployment Insurance guidance confirming the fact that individuals …

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Texas (TWC) Enhanced Unemployment Benefits Ending Early – $300 weekly FPUC, PUA and PEUC – News and Updates Including State Extended Benefits Availability

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) manages the states’ unemployment compensation program. This includes payments under many of the federally funded enhanced benefit programs which have been extended several times after enactment last year. See more on the relevant extensions/ unemployment stimulus programs, including an early end to these programs, in …

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Why The $300 Cut to the Original $600 FPUC Unemployment Stimulus Benefit and 2021 Extension is a BIG Deal

Congressional leaders and the President have now approved a $900 billion stimulus plan that includes funding for extending federal pandemic programs (PUA, PEUC) and providing another supplementary unemployment benefit (FPUC) of $300 per week for millions of unemployed or underemployed Americans. This new $300 payment will be made to eligible recipients between December 27th, …

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