Congress and the President have passed legislation that funds an 11 week extension into 2021 for enhanced unemployment programs under the Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act of 2020 (COVID Relief Bill). This covers extending the PUA and PEUC programs until March 14th, 2021 and providing supplementary unemployment benefits at $300 per week for millions of unemployed or underemployed Americans. You can see this article for more on how/when this will be paid and expected duration of payments.
As a reminder, here is how most states are starting the extended enhanced unemployment payments as they update their systems to process extended claims for those who had exhausted their benefits or wanted to file a new claim after December 26th, 2020:
- Claimants who were receiving PUA or PEUC when the programs originally ended Dec. 26 and still had weeks left of eligibility should not see an interruption in payments, and have continued to be paid benefits in addition to the $300 FPUC as long as they were otherwise eligible.
- Claimants who had exhausted their PUA benefits or PEUC benefits on or prior to Dec. 26 and are eligible for benefits will begin receiving payments for the $300 FPUC by mid-January (see state tracker)
Irrespective of when your state starts making payments, they will include retroactive payments to week ending January 2, 2021 (Start of extension period) if eligible. In order to be paid, you must have weekly certifications on file. Claimants who are still unemployed should continue to file their weekly certifications, so that payments can be made to eligible claimants as soon as state UI systems are updated to being processing the additional payments.
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[August 2020 – End of $600 FPUC program] With the $600 FPUC weekly program now at an end, new payments are no longer being made after August 1st. States are catching up and processing retroactive payments however for eligible recipients who are getting state administered unemployment benefits (under regular and new programs). For details of the new $300 to $400 weekly payment extension and when payments will start making these payments you can see this article. However these Lost Wage Assistance (LWA) payments have not yet started and it will take several weeks for states to update their systems and process these enhanced benefits. Further Congress continues to discuss a more permanent extension into 2021, so lots of flux around extra unemployment benefits to the end of the year. See this page for the latest unemployment news and updates (including PUA and PEUC).
Most states have now implemented the $600 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation. Unfortunately the payout of this has been very slow and fraught with issues with many recipients (see comments below) complaining that they are yet to receive payments. Per updates below retroactive payments will be made to the beginning of April (for those who were eligible) in most states.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has now provided guidance to states for implementation of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Compensation program that extends state unemployment insurance (UI) benefits and provides a $600 p/week Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) stimulus; all approved under the CARES act.
In most states existing claimants should be getting the extra $600 automatically and will be added to their normal weekly payment or sent as a separate payment to where the current UI payment goes. New claimants who are able to enroll and certify for benefits (which has been a challenge given the volume of new claims) should be seeing this payment in their upcoming unemployment check.
Delays by States in Rolling out New Unemployment Benefits
States are responsible for rolling out the new UI benefits and many are in the progress of updating policies and upgrading systems to support the new provisions. Hence the delay many unemployed Americans are experiencing when trying to file a claim. It may take till mid to late April for unemployed workers covered under the new provisions to receive these benefits. Some states have already started providing additional information. Here are some pertinent items and useful information from the major state’s unemployment departments.
Qualifying New York residents will see the additional benefit payments from April 10th. In California and Missouri, payments will start going out as early as the week ending April 12th. Officials in other states have said they have not yet figured out when they will be able to distribute the money as they are upgrading their systems and policies to accommodate the new federal PUA changes.
California Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) UI
The CA EDD has announced it will start paying the additional $600 UI stimulus from Sunday, for the week ending April 11. Claimants do not need to do anything to receive this extra funding. The EDD will automatically add the full $600 to each week of current benefits that are paid every two weeks, as long you are eligible for at least $1 in a regular payment each week. So for example, someone receiving the most recent average Unemployment Insurance payment of $340 a week, a usual biweekly payment would equal $680. With the extra payment, that biweekly payment would increase to $1,880.
The first week the additional payments can be made is for the week ending April 4, not before. Separate retroactive payments will be automatically issued soon to those who had an active claim that week, and the $600 extra payments can continue to those who remain impacted and otherwise eligible for benefits through the week ending July 31, 2020.
Jaina, posted the following 5 items confirming issues the EDD is having in making these payments:
1. If you received your last benefit payment for weeks you spent unemployed between February 2 and March 21, but are still within the one year that your claim is good for, you could be eligible for PUA benefits for the weeks you are eligible for between February 2, 2020 and March 28, 2020. While you will not be able to apply for PUA through UI Online, the EDD will send you a Notice of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Award and a separate document you’ll need to complete to give EDD additional details that we don’t already have from you to meet PUA requirements.
2. If you received your last benefit payment for weeks you spent unemployed on or after March 21 and are still within your benefit year, you will not meet federal requirements for PUA. But the EDD will automatically file an extension claim for you as soon as it’s available since we will already have your information needed. You will receive a notice from EDD when that claim has been filed and when you can certify for PEUC benefit payments.
3. If you ran out of benefits before February 2 and are still within your benefit year, you most likely will not be eligible for PUA because you have to verify your unemployment is a direct result of the pandemic. However, you may be eligible for the new federal 13-week extension.
4. If you have run out of your benefits AND your benefit year has expired, you are encouraged to reapply for benefits through UI Online. Based on the information you provide, the EDD will determine if you qualify for a new regular UI claim based on wage data or a PUA claim.
5. If you are unable to collect regular UI benefits due to a disqualification (such as you voluntarily quit, were fired or discharged from your employer), or you are serving a false statement penalty from a past claim, you could be eligible for PUA benefits. As with group one above, you will receive a Notice of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Award and a separate document you’ll need to complete to give the EDD additional details that we don’t already have from you to meet PUA requirements.
Under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance page those who don’t usually qualify for regular CA Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits, including businesses and the self-employed, may be eligible for the 13 weeks of extended benefits funded by the federal government. However the EDD is working through the eligibility provisions and so a lot of the newly covered worker types cannot currently file a claim since systems are not updated to accept their applications. You can see this page for the latest CA EDD filing details.
New York (NY) Enhanced UI insurance
The New York Department of Labor which manages the state’s UI payments published the following graphic which provides a good overview of how the enhanced UI benefits under the PUA and CARES act works. Payments for the enhanced benefits will begin 4/10/2020. See more information around the CARES UI provisions for NY claimants.
Texas Workforce Commission COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Update
The Texas (TX) WC provided the following graphic and timing for the enhanced payments. They are still in the process of upgrading systems but Texas Workforce Commission Director Ed Serna said that Unemployed Texans may see the big boost to their benefits from April 14th. See more information around the CARES UI provisions for Texas claimants.
Florida (FL) Department of Economic Opportunity
See more information around the CARES UI provisions for Florida claimants. Eligible claimants typically receive their UC benefits in two to four weeks for their initial claim. Benefit payments are issued via a debit card provided by the UC office or through direct deposit. Florida has been one of the states with the most number of issues in paying claims.
Gerogia (GA) DOL Seeing Delays, but will backdate UI payments
The Georgia DOL has issued guidance for self-employed workers, gig/freelance workers and 1099 independent contractors to NOT APPLY until April 10th as they confirm eligibility requirements for these workers groups who were not eligible for UI benefits under existing programs. The PUA/CARES laws have changed this. They will however backdate payments for all eligible weeks beginning March 29th. See more information here and additional comments.
Regarding the $600 supplementary UIC payment the GDOL will begin sending this additional payment to those currently receiving state unemployment benefits beginning 4/13. This supplement will be an additional payment to regular weekly state unemployment benefits and will include all eligible weeks beginning with the week ending 4/4/2020. State and federal taxes may be deducted. Other deductions may include court ordered or voluntary child support or repayment of an UI over payment (one-half of your $600 FPUC payment will be deducted and applied to your outstanding over payment).
Maryland (MD) has announced that starting Friday, April 17, everyone eligible for benefits ending the week of April 4 will begin receiving an additional $600 per week as part of the FPUC program. They have partnered with a third party vendor to expedite payments. Unemployed people will receive the $600 on top of current regular benefits. Marylander’s will begin to see the increase in their next regularly scheduled payment after April 17th.
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has gotten instructions to pay the $600 UIC to qualifying Hoosiers. They will be paid retroactively to the week starting with March 29th and payable for any week of unemployment through July 31st. Payments will be added to your existing UI payment and are targeted to start from 4/20. The first payment will include retroactive payments.
Like other state UI agencies the DWD is experiencing a massive influx of calls, given how many state residents have become unemployed or partially employed for the first time in their lives.
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10/7 – WARNING, your Reliacard may get “FROZEN” due to “fraud” and you can’t access your PUA funds.
While legitimately collecting PUA unemployment, we all were FORCED to only get our funds via an (unwanted) Reliacard. In September, I made two successful transfers of these weekly debited funds, to my personal checking account, with no problem. Then on September 17, my third transfer did not appear in my checking account because, without any warning, my transaction was CANCELLED on 9/21, with the notation “cancelled ACH per FIU”. (Note that the total amount I was transferring was below the $2,000 daily ACH limit.)
Calling the only listed phone number REPEATEDLY for an explanation, I could not get through to a customer service rep until tonight at 1:30 AM. Yvette then informed me that my Reliacard was FROZEN, due to Fraud, and the only way for me to get it unfrozen, is to fax them a copy of my Driver’s License. But then I read all of the complaints posted online for Reliacard, that this is a US Bank’s SCAM – they’ll claim that they didn’t get it, and have you fax it multiple times, with no resolution. But I will do this fax, nonetheless, since there’s no choice if I want to retrieve my money.
Meanwhile, I can’t access my needed Reliacard funds, and there is no one who can help us. (Yvette did tell me that she’s getting a lot of calls with complaints like mine.) Yet, when I finally did get Yvette on the phone, you could barely hear her, and she was about to disconnect me several times, because she could not hear me either – blaming her headset for this problem. What a nightmare!
Doug in Illinois are rail roaders who have been collecting rail road unemployment since April and received the extra 600.00 per week which ended on July 31 2020, are we entitled to the Presidents 300.00 per week benefit
When will i receive my backpay?
I don’t know mine is 18 weeks behind. I had to contact a rep;
When will I receive my extra money
I had to go in to debit card website and give some info. As soon as I did some of my benefits were deposited on card. I went weeks wondering why the 0 balance on my card. Hope this helps.
Since filing a claim for unemployment. I filed a total of 3 times and out of the three times I only received the federal stimulus check of $600.00 two times. I have finished filing my last unemployment claim on July 29, 2020 and have returned back to work, but I am still missing one of the federal stimulus checks of $600.00.
Question from PA. We were put on furloughed hours apx Mid-April. Reduced from 40 down to 35hrs a week. So since then it has been a substantial cut. Our raises based on last year were put on freeze. We are on a fiscal health insurance plan and new fiscal year started July and yes the premiums went up along with everything else. I was approved for benefits -however I file every 2 weeks and my gross weekly is more than my UE allows so I get ZERO/0 in UE. So from what I have read that unless we are getting as little as a $1 from Unemployment, then we are not entitled to the $600. If this is true that is totally not cool. I know people that make $14 give or take an hour .. they are getting either full UE or partial and then the $600 or $572 … some are bringing home close to 1K a week. Which is almost double what I am bringing home. This can’t be right. I collected back in 96 for a holiday shut down and never collected since. Please someone tell me this is wrong -that there is a large percentage of people that are going to fall in the “It Sucks to Be You” category. I’ve been selling stuff around the house to make ends meet. Im hoping this is not true.. and that information people are giving is incorrect. But if it is true Im angry with PA because it is not fair. I also understand that in many states that non-citizens are eligible … Wow. Praying this is not the case. If you know something of fact please let me know.
yes its true. you have to make at least 1 dollar.
I live in PA iwas approved for pua and recieved my debit card 3 weeks ago and still my account is $0.00. Ive called several numbers many times and sent emails. Still no reply. Anyone have any anwsers? I appriciate any info
ANYONE WHO IS HAVING TROUBLE GETTING PAID…CALL YOUR DISTRICT’S CONGRESSPERSON…Their office…Give them ALL THE INFORMATION YOU CAN…ASK THEM, What other information they need… Email unemployment and PUA officials.. let them know it is taking way too long and you contacted your local Congressman as a result oh, because you’re barely Staying Alive like many others and you need your benefits can you feel you’ve been overlooked or slipt through the cracks… many are receiving faster results by doing this. Pursue the benefits that you applied for aggressively oh, that you qualified for oh, and that you are entitled to at this point by necessity……..Yours, Iam Noone [Sr. Statistical Theoretical Analyst.]
I have been waiting almost 3 months for my pua benefits and am very hurt by the situation been to jail a few time in the process trying to do what iv had to do to get a little money and still have yet to receive any input still get a pending resolution notification on my home page what number do I call to get a local congressman in sc??
My daughter did the same thing its been months and hers still says processing
Mine is still processing also after months. I don’t know what to do
When the pandemic began the entire staff was furloughed. Claimed unemployment on April 9th. Recieved state unemployment for 275 amd was recieving the extra 600 regularly for 5 weeks. As soon as I started claiming my hours the 600 stopped. Anything over 14 hours makes me ineligible for state ui. The last two weeks in May I recieved 2 weeks for state unemployment but no 600. Then the week of 4th or July I recieved state UI for 77$ but no 600. The last 2 weeks in may is almost 2 months ago and still no 600 for those weeks. Everytime I’m on the phone with reemployment I’m kicked off the phone system. Very frustrating to say the least.
How do I apply for the federal government unemployment or $600 if I was working in one state, Wyoming, just before the pandemic hit but was layed off due to weather. We were laying pipe for oil companies. I live in Georgia. I was just approved for unemployment from Wyoming but it is not PUA. I am a father of three small children.
What’s the difference between regular Ui and pua ? Regular ui I think you get more
I live in PA. I was approved for UC on March 28th, it is now July 12th and I have yet to see any money. I’ve filed every week since then, while receiving a confirmation email stating that my “claim has been processed”. Getting through to the call center/representatives here is like pulling teeth. I don’t really know what to do from here. It’s extremely frustrating!
Rinn, I see this happening to others here in PA. I missed one biweekly sign up, then started over by opening an existing claim. Some funds came and now NO funds for weeks. It is down right scary.
Contact our state representative Tim O’neal. You can send him a message from his site. Someone will email you 2 papers to fill out and send back to them. Then your money will start coming with in 2 weeks.
I have recieved my back money and have been filing my weekly claims and getting them here in pa but now I forgot my password and I cant reset it and u have to email them which it TAKES 7 days for them to see it but yet if u dont file your weekly claims they drop u. And I cant get in touch with anyone also my security question. Which I know is right its still saying wrong I dont understand this because last time I forgktmy password they sent me a page to put in a new password now they dobt even do that anymore I’m so pissed
Maybe you misspelled your security answer? .. I’ve done it.
I recently received my first PEUC extension payment, in Fl, will I also receive the additional $600.00 payment & should it be paid out when regular PEUC payment is made or are they sent out at different times?
Kentucky-I filed 5/08, not eligible for regular UI due to being self employed and the system updated the very next day to tell me I was not eligible for a reg claim but I may still be eligible for PUA and once set up a message would appear in upper left corner and that is the last thing I have heard from them. No letter, no emails, no return emails, no return phone calls and I have been in Que for a return call for over 2 weeks now and I cannot get no information nowhere, nohow plus the documents tab on the website quit working so I can no longer see that either. Any help?
I filed for pua about a week ago and was approved,how long does it take to receive your first payment on your personal debit card?
1 to 2 weeks after your are approved
How long does it take to get the back pay?
I applied months ago i don’t understand why its taking so long im completely stomped my ex girlfriend got hers in two weeks with no sufficient job history period and i am self employed i dont understand why this would be takin so long for me being i actually lost my job due to covid 19
I had a similar problem. What started things rolling the right way was to send a copy of the first page of my 1040 for 2019. This provided the required proof of income from self-employment they needed. It may also help to try to contact the Kentuckey Office of Unemployment Insurance to meet a claim adjuster to assist.
Hey I’m from Mississippi I haven’t received anything it’s been 8 weeks.. it’s saying I have an issue on file because it’s saying a discharge on my account with my last job. Please help me
I HAVE ONLY RECEIVED (2) 600.00 PAYMENTS SINCE THE START OF THIS FILING. I HAVE GOTTEN PAID 5 WEEKS OF UNEMPLOYMENT. WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO GET THE OTHER 600.00 PAYMENTS TO BE CAUGHT UP?
Got a $600.00 check 3 weeks ago and never got any more
To get benefits you have to apply every week, if you applied only once you’ll only receive one payment.
I live in P.A.I had no issues applying and recieving regular UC benefits. I recieved my very first regular UC benefit payment on May 20th. I have yet to recieve any $600 FPUC payments. I was told the $600 would be deposited a week after my UC benefit but its been over 10 days and haven’t received it. Do you think the FPUC payments will be mailed by check or is that just for PUA and not regular UC. I recieved my UC benefits via D.D so I wasn’t sure if the $600 + would be mailed by check or D.D. Anyone know of this?
It’s been 8 weeks and my and I have yet to receive a penny from both the AZ State unemployment and the PUA. We have both been approved but they haven’t sent a penny. It is impossible to reach any body by phone as they have a message that the cues are full and to call later. We start callat 8:00 on the nose and have even tried at 7:58 and all through the day and it’s the same. They do not respond to their email help desk on the website nor the chat. No communication has gone out as to what the hellmis happening. Never seen such a cluster in my life.
REPLY TO GREGORY ROPER—SAME FOR ME–ALSO IN AZ! SAME SITUATION! A HORRIBLE NIGHTMARE FOR SURE! I HAVE TRIED EVERY DAY, EVERY WAY, TO GET THEIR “INCORRECT DATA” WEBSITE ISSUES RESOLVED!! CAN’T REACH ANYBODY REGARDLESS OF ALL THE VARIOUS MEANS USED TO TRY!! FOR ME, (IN MY CASE) THE WEBSITE HAS “FALSE” “START DATE” AND “FALSE 1ST WEEKLY CLAIM DATES” FOR ME, “WRONG DATES” FOR “MY UNEMPLOYMENT LAYOFF EFFECTIVE DATE” AND “FALSE DATES FOR “1ST WEEKLY FILING”, MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO DO “ANY” OF THE “PUA WEEKLY FILING CLAIMS” ON THEIR SITE!—THUS ZERO $$$ COMING TO ME, WHILE MANY OF MY CO-WORKERS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET THEIRS! I FILED EVERY SINGLE WEEK SINCE APRIL 6TH LAYOFF WITH THE AZDES SITE, BUT THE PUA WEBSITE HAS THESE “ERRORS” THAT ONLY THEY CAN CORRECT, ON THEIR END! I AM BEYOND DISCOURAGED, AS IT IS NOW 10 WEEKS, AND I GET “ZIP” BECAUSE OF “THEIR ERRORS” IN “DATA ENTRY”, THAT ONLY “THEY” CAN CORRECT! IF ANYBODY ELSE IS/ OR HAD THIS “ON-GOING ISSUE” PLEASE COMMENT AND TELL “HOW” YOU GOT IT RESOLVED SO YOU COULD FINALLY GET YOUR MUCH NEEDED MONEY! I AM BEGINNING TO THINK THEY “PURPOSELY” PUT “INCORRECT DATES” IN TO “PREVENT” PEOPLE FILING WEEKLY PUA CLAIMS, SO THE STATE CAN KEEP THE FUNDS IN THEIR “COFFERS”! THEY SENT EVERYBODY “1” CHECK FOR THE “MID-WEEKS” AT THAT POINT IN TIME—“DIRECT CHECKS FOR 3-WEEKS TOTAL”, BUT THEN THEY CLEARLY TELL YOU, YOU NEED TO FILE WEEKLY PUA CLAIMS GOING BACK TO “FIRST WEEK FILING CLAIM” AND YOU CAN’T PROCEED TO “ANY” SUBSEQUENT WEEKS “UNTIL” THAT “FIRST WEEK” IS CORRECTLY FILED/SUBMITTED STATING ITS TRUE AND CORRECT!! (THERE IN LAYS THE PROBLEM!) THEIR DATES ARE FALSE!! AND “IF” YOU “SUBMIT IT” WITH THOSE “INCORRECT DATES” YOU ARE “GUILTY OF UNTRUTHFUL SUBMISSION!!” SO YOU CAN’T SUBMIT IT “AS THEY HAVE IT” OF YOU ARE “GUILTY” OF SUBMITTING IT AS CORRECT( WHEN IT CLEARLY IS “NOT” CORRECT!) SO YOU CANT DO THAT!! I THINK THEY MAKE IT SO DIFFICULT SO PEOPLE WILL JUST GIVE UP AND GO AWAY, SO STATE KEEPS THE $$$$ SAYING IT WENT “UNCLAIMED”!!!!!!!!!! I AM ABOUT TO GET AN ATTORNEY!! SERIOUSLY!!!
I am posting this because I am In Arizona as well and the PUA website is stating that they have a wrong so security number on me so they are not allowing me to file but I’ve been deemed monetary and eligible for regular unemployment like you say it had only the PUA website can fix this so everybody around me is getting their money but I’m not getting anything at all either and it’s really starting to discourage me because you know what it’s not fair and I can’t seem to get a hold of anybody either for them to be able to correct the situation so I don’t know what to do either but I’m hoping that maybe if I put this post with yours maybe somebody will see it and I’ll be able to help us out all the best to you
I, too, am in Pennsylvania . It has taken a number off weeks to receive the regular unemployment compensation. Furloughed on March 22nd. I have not receive the $600 for any week.
Hi, I’m in PA and also have the same issue. Went from getting direct deposit PUC and now getting a check in the mail…but am not getting my $600 payments. So frustrating.
See more comments and info on the dedicated PA UI page
If y0u get direct deposit. Then it will be deposited electrically..I recieved my first UI payment a week ago on thursday but no 600 dollar check yet..but my co worker who filed the same day as me got his a couple days ago on monday I believe and he got his first ui check last week..so I’m assuming it’s just different for everybody
I never received the bank of americ prepaid card
Does the FPUC originate from the Treasury? I recieved a direct deposit of 1200 from the TREAS IRS 310. It is not the stimulus because i recieved that in April, and the amount is different, due to having a child.
I live in Georgia & work in the movie business building sets. We were completely shut down in early March & I filed an unemployment claim but did not certify until early April after finding out we would be paid 40 hours a week until April 13 at which time we would be laid off.. So at that time I certified and very quickly began to receive my unemployment benefits followed not long after by the $600 payment as well as $330 a week for the State Benefit. It shows my most recent determination was on 4/8/2020 and I was approved but for whatever reason it appears the claim was assigned to a previous claim because I received a letter saying my benefits are exhausted after only a month or two of payments. It is showing my claim was filed in 2019 & now expired. My first question is shouldn’t my previous claim have been closed when I went back to work for about 3 months before the covid pandemic hit? If not then it appears I lost those weeks of eligibility even though I was working at the time which doesn’t make sense… Second, even if that is right am I not entitled to the 13 week extension of benefits for covid-19?? Now I have been cut off after only a handful of payments which is frustrating but it said if I was still unemployed To bring my letter into a Career Center which isn’t possible since they aren’t open… So I call over & over & leave message after message with no answer & no return calls to advise me on what to do! I feel as though I was cut off in error b/c of it being attached to a claim that was left open while i went back to work… Even if it isn’t an error shouldn’t I get the extension? Should I file another claim even though it shows my recent determination was decided in April 2020 but the claim it is attached to when I certify is from 2019?? I am very confused and currently without an income and with no answer via my email requests or voicemail requests for someone to call me back & explain what is going on & what I should do to reinstate my weekly payments! I don’t want to start a new claim b/C I thought I just filed a new claim but it wasn’t treated as such?!? I’m very confused & would greatly appreciate any help or advice you guys may be able to kindly provide to guide me in this craziness
Hi, I read your post and I can sense how tired and frustrated you must be and I don’t blame you. Hope I’m able to help, although I don’t live in your state the rules and stipulations are pretty much the same everywhere. If you’ve previously applied for regular unemployment and were denied then you can apply for pua unemployment. However, if you already applied for regular unemployment you must first wait till you are either accepted or denied before you can go apply for pua. Pua application is the easiest thing I’ve ever applied for or filled out in my life. Here’s what i know given that I am receiving pua myself. It’s actually very difficult to NOT get approved. It takes about 3-5 min to apply, your instantly given an approval or a denial notice on the spot….no waiting. And your instantly given the opportunity to apply for any and all claims for however many you’ve applied for. Mine was 11 weeks and I had to file them 1 after another. Thats it and then you wait and generally your paid within 4-7 days via direct deposit but 10-14 if you choose their card. Its that simple!!! Now heres a big tip bcuz of all the fraud going on and pua not telling anyone up front, only after they call and are told by an agent is when you find out why you’ve been waiting longer than normal. After you’ve been approved call pua and ask them to email you a verification form they will send it to you via email and then you’ll be required to take a pic with your i.d to your face, then a pic of it on both sides, plus your s.s card and a birth certificate. Once you send them it literally speeds up the the process by weeks. Wish someone told me sooner. Idk why pua isn’t automatically notifying people and sending the form on the spot, but regardless your gonna be required to send one. I was told after waiting over a week then i waited a total of 3 before i got paid. If i knew sooner i would of got paid sooner. Gd luck, hope I was of some help!!!
Hi my name Sam from NJ I received the $600 for 3 weeks, after that I didn’t receive it again even I still under unemployment. I must pay my bills and my rent. Do I have to do anything.
I am independent contractor from NJ I been out of work since 03/20/20 I applied for unemployment on 04/13/2020, I didnt hear anything from NJ LD until 05/16/20 via email allowing me to start to certify for my weekly benefit witch I did I was able to get NJ PUC $231 for each week I certifY for but no 600 pmt from the FPUC not even once $00 I have a family of 4, kids r out of school …..HOW CAN I SURVIVE WITH 231 WEEKLY IN AMERICA? THE RICHEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WHERE IS THE REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS?
Feel your pain. The NJ DOL is aware of issues and from what I am seeing and reading is that more and more people are seeing the $600 payment on a more frequent basis. Here is a more focused page on NJ benefits – https://savingtoinvest.com/new-jersey-nj-division-of-unemployment-insurance-600-fpuc-and-pua/
I don’t see any information about Texas. I’ve been receiving state unemployment but not the extra 600 where do I apply for that?
I received a letter from Ill. Department of Employment Security stating that their records indicated that I met the criteria. I received a deposit on 4/28 but nothing since then. I have been trying to call in to certify ,at 312-338-4337 , but it will not let me do it, instead the machine tells me to call 800-244-5631. When I call that number its always busy. What can I do? Please advise.
Try to certify online if you can’t means that that there is a problem with your application. If you dont certify weekly you dont get paid. It’s a disaster
I live in New Jersey , have been out of work since March 18 Due to covid 19 have received all of my unemployment benefits to date .But only received 4 payments of $600. Missing 3 payments of the $600. Now I am supposed to go back to work the week of May 25 th will I every see those missed payments of $ 600 I could really use those payment do to my husband is on disability for his heart and I only work part time ,the amount I got on unemployment alone was least then $ 250 a week ( I made more a week working ) so with the extra money from the government really really help out but please advise me on this matter thank you
You should get those retro weeks if you were eligible for regular or PUA Unemployment. Probably just ongoing systems issues that are likely delaying your payment. Try and call them if you can, but otherwise just hang in their and wait.
Who do I call ? Thank you
It’s very hard to reach them via phone calls they dont take any call. They have 3 offices in NJ one in Freehold 2nd in Trenton not sure about 3rd. Good luck
Similar situation here, been collecting both the UI and the extra $600 and everything was fine but for the past two weeks the $600 hasn’t come in. I’ve looked everywhere for a phone number but no luck. Please respond back if you found a way to contact them
Try to fight for it dont give up you may have to wait longer but keep trying . They didnt pay a lot of people that $600 not even once this is a disaster!!!!
I am receiving my weekly benefits in Florida finally, but have not received all my $600 payments. Will they catch it up or is it going to be a loss. My weekly is only $139
I just received my first payment from unemployment, $244.00 no $600.00. This is a total nightmare. They want me to report bi-weekly yet they can’t help us. I have been out of work since March 20th and the system didn’t let me get my application in until April 23rd. Still struggling through this. I call and leave my phone on speaker hoping to get a person. Keep trying.
I have finish my unemployment on 4-21-2020 and have not received federal stimulus check for $600,00, where I can check my status, still not working,