Unemployment

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance: Eligibility and Overpayments

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance: Eligibility and OverpaymentsBy Elizabeth S. Carmona, Esq. On March 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act of 2020 (“CARES Act”). Section 2102 of the CARES Act created the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program (“PUA”), which allows benefits to be paid to “covered individuals.” “Covered individuals” are those […]

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PUA Benefits End

Under the CARES Act, PUA benefits were initially set to end in December 2020. The Consolidated Appropriations Act extended that deadline to March 14, 2021, and the American Rescue Plan extended it again to September 4. The additional $300 for individuals receiving regular Unemployment Insurance benefits (UI) also ended. If you have applied for benefits

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