Federal Unemployment and Pandemic Benefits Expire September 5

On September 5, several unemployment benefit programs designed to help during the COVID-19 crisis will end. Programs that will expire are:

  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA): Provided benefits for workers who are not typically eligible for UC, like gig workers and the self-employed.
  • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC): Provided additional weeks of UC, beyond 26 weeks.
  • $300 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compenation (FPUC): Provided an additional $300 per week to people enrolled in UC.
  • $100 Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC): Provided an additional $100 per week to certain self-employed individuals.

Visit the PA Office of Unemployment Compensation’s website to learn more about the programs that are ending.

If you need help with anything from housing, to utility bills, food, child care, healthcare, or more, contact PA 211 to get connected to resources. Visit pa211.org to search for resources, text your zip code to 898-211, or dial 211. This service is free and confidential.

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