The changes and additional benefits provided for within the amended Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program have been completed and implemented. Individuals who have an existing PEUC claim that has been exhausted will be receiving a letter (Notice of Monetary Entitlement – Reconsidered) outlining their new eligibility.
You may login into your UIICE account or the phone system and check to see if your claim is ready for certification. Please note that if you have not completed the ID.me identity verification process, you will need to complete that when you log in. This identity proofing process is now required by federal law.
In some cases Job Service staff have to manually reopen your PEUC claim in order for you to begin certification. When your claim is ready you will have the certify link on the ‘To Do’ calendar in UIICE or you will be given the option to file certifications on the phone system. If you have an existing PEUC claim you can begin certifying your weekly eligibility for payment at this time.
Any payments you receive for these weeks will include the $300 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) benefit. This $300 will be added to each weekly benefit you receive and does not require any action on your part.
At this time, Job Service has completed programming the federal changes to the FPUC program and the PEUC program. Programming on the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is continuing. Job Service mailed guidance letters to individuals with PUA claims this week. When the PUA changes are implemented Job Service will notify all program participants by sending an updated Notice of Monetary Entitlement.