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Tony Evers, Governor
Caleb Frostman, Secretary

Department of Workforce Development
Secretary's Office

201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
Email: sec@dwd.wisconsin.gov

Monday, July 27, 2020
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Federal Pandemic Unemployment Insurance Ended July 25, Governor Evers, DWD, Voice Support for Program Restart

MADISON – Governor Tony Evers and Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Caleb Frostman last week sent a letter to the Wisconsin Congressional Delegation voicing their support for the extension of the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Insurance (FPUC) program, which ended July 25.

"The wages replaced by FPUC are helping drive economic recovery as we continue to deal with market uncertainty and significantly reduced employment in many sectors due to COVID-19," Secretary Frostman said. "Every program that supports Wisconsin families as we continue to deal with the fallout of the pandemic is vital to not only their economic wellbeing, but the state and nation as a whole."

Even though the program has ended, Wisconsin has maintained the program infrastructure so that it can quickly reimplement the program under the current program guidelines. Any modification to the program would require new coding and additional implementation costs. All outstanding weekly claims filed between April 4 and July 25 will continue to receive FPUC back payments once claims are approved.

The letter sent to the Wisconsin Congressional Delegation can be accessed online.