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COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits

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

Contact your state’s unemployment insurance program for more information and to apply for benefits.

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 authorizes:

  • An extension through September 6, 2021 for people already receiving unemployment benefits

  • Automatic, additional payments of $300 per week until September 6, 2021 to everyone qualified for unemployment benefits

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

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Last Updated: April 15, 2021

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