The federal government recently created three new programs related to Unemployment Insurance compensation and COVID-19 under the provisions of the CARES Act passed on March 27, 2020. These programs include: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA); Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) which provided an additional $600 per week of benefits; and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) which additional 13 weeks of benefits for claimants who have exhausted regular Tennessee Unemployment Compensation (TUC) benefits.
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- The federal government has passed laws that provide additional Unemployment Insurance benefits. How do those changes impact Tennesseans?
- Federal Program that Provides Additional $600 in Benefits Ends July 25, 2020
- Can I receive unemployment benefits if I am out of work due to the Coronavirus COVID-19?
- I’m concerned that if I apply for unemployment my employer might retaliate against me or not call me back to work after the pandemic ends. What are my rights?
- Can I get Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) for a coronavirus business closure?
- I have been cleared to return to work after having COVID-19, but my employer refuses to allow me to begin working again.
- I am already receiving unemployment benefits. How will the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program assist me?
- I exhausted my benefits a few weeks ago. Am I still eligible for the 13 weeks of Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) benefits?
- How do I apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)?
- Do I have to wait a week after I became unemployed before I can receive benefits under Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)