Unemployment Claims

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Unemployment Claims

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  • The Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and the CARES Act Pandemic Additional Compensation Program: On April 28, the application for these benefits will be available to those who are self-employed, independent contractors, and those employees whose wage data or work history is not sufficient to qualify for unemployment insurance, and to others who have exhausted their unemployment insurance benefits. 
  • Sick or Quarantined: If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to Coronavirus, you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible works who have full or partial loss of wages due to non-work-related illness.
  • Caregiving: If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family members with Coronavirus, you can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim. PFL provides up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member.
  • Reduced Work Hours: If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to Coronavirus, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim. UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own.
  • Layoff Alternatives: Partial claimsare for employees whose employers want to keep them when there is a lack of work.  A partial Unemployment Insurance claim can be used for any claimant who works less than their normal full-time hours, and whose employers want to keep them.

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