Sep. 9—Question : I was denied UI but they said I might be eligible for PUA. But isn't it too late for that ?
Answer : No, not for backdated benefits for claimants who qualify for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance after being denied standard
PUA will continue accepting applications from people in your situation until
If you are deemed eligible for PUA, your claim would be backdated to match the filing date of your denied
Assuming that your PUA claim is approved, you would be paid for eligible weeks while the program was in force. You would not be paid for weeks beyond the week ending
UI is the standard unemployment compensation program for regular employees (W-2 earners ) who are laid off or furloughed ; it remains active. PUA is a federally funded program for the self-employed, gig workers and others ineligible for standard UI, whose ability to make a living was disrupted by the pandemic. As mentioned, PUA has expired, but backdated, eligible claims will be paid, the DLIR says.
For more information about filing a PUA claim, go to.
Q : What's the website where you are supposed to register for work ?
A : People claiming unemployment benefits in
Q : The company I worked for closed in
A : Based on your description, no. You haven't worked since being laid off, which means you haven't earned enough to qualify for a new
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