The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program provides an additional 11 weeks of benefits under the Continued Assistance Act 2020.
There are 2 different groups that are eligible for the additional 11 weeks of PEUC:
PEUC claimants who have exhausted their initial 13-week benefit and have claimed weeks through 12/26/20 will have the additional 11 weeks automatically added to their claim and need not take any further action except to continue filing weekly claims. Payment for weeks claimed beginning with the week ending 01/02/21 will be automatically released on 02/09/21 and customers should receive money as early as Thursday 2/11/21.
PEUC claimants who are not able to file a weekly claim because they do not meet the criteria above must file a new PEUC 2021 claim. The application will be available starting at 4 p.m. on 02/09/2021. You can do so by going to getgov2go.com (available on your mobile device) and creating an account (if you do not already have one) or by calling 1-866-832-2363.
You can start claiming weeks for payment once your application has been processed, usually in 1-2 business days. You will need your personal identification number (PIN) to file your weekly claim by calling 1-800-897-5630 or you can file your weekly claims at getgov2go.com.