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COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits

COVID-19 unemployment benefits can help employees, gig workers, and self-employed people whose jobs have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits

The federal government allowed states to change their laws to provide COVID-19 unemployment benefits for people whose jobs have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Many states are ending their COVID-related unemployment benefits. Contact your state’s unemployment insurance program for the most up-to-date information.

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 temporarily authorized:

  • An extension for people already receiving unemployment benefits

  • Automatic, additional payments of $300 per week to everyone qualified for unemployment benefits

  • Extension of the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program for self-employed or gig workers

Find COVID-19 Vaccine Locations With makes it easy to find COVID-19 vaccination sites. Select which vaccine you want and search by zip code. Depending on your location, you may be able to choose from pharmacies, health department clinics, and other health care providers.

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Last Updated: June 14, 2021