COVID-19: Changes in Unemployment Benefits During the Pandemic

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Education for Justice


Updated September 3, 2021

There were temporary changes to the rules for unemployment benefits. See our fact sheet Unemployment Insurance for information on the regular rules for unemployment.

Many people got unemployment through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. These COVID-19 unemployment benefits ended on September 4, 2021. This means the extra $300 payments ended. If you were getting these benefits, ask for your final payment the week of September 5 for the week ending September 4, 2021.

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