Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)

(Additional $300/week or $600/week)

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Last updated on 1/15/2021 at 7:15 am

The department began including the $300/week FPUC on benefit payments issued the night of January 14, 2021. You do not need to take any additional action to receive this payment. Continue to file your claim each week while you are unemployed.

During the week ending January 23, 2021, the department will issue any back FPUC payments due before January 14, 2021.

Topics:  FPUC Overview  |  FPUC Payments  |  FPUC FAQs

FPUC Overview

FPUC is a temporary emergency increase in unemployment benefits.

FPUC provides an additional payment to individuals who are collecting benefits from ANY of the following programs:

FPUC Payments

Automatically added to benefit payments.

  • Payment Amount and Duration of Benefits:
    • $300 per week:
      • First Payable Week: Week ending January 2, 2021
      • Last Payable Week: Week ending March 13, 2021
    • $600 per week:
      • First Payable Week: Week ending April 4, 2020
      • Last Payable Week: Week ending July 25, 2020

FPUC Frequently Asked Questions

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The $300 FPUC payments will be made retroactively to eligible claimants in one lump sum.

These catch-up payments will show in your bank account as a lump sum, but will show in your claimant portal broken out by week:

  • on the Benefit Payment History - $300 will show in the week that money was due.
  • on the Weekly Detail page – $300 will show on a separate line as "FPUC addition to payment"

The benefit will be included as part of your regular unemployment benefit payments.

No, if you are currently filing for benefits there is no additional action you need to take beyond filing your weekly claims as long as you remain eligible for unemployment.

No, there is no additional action you need to take beyond filing your weekly claims as long as you remain eligible for unemployment. If necessary, the benefit will be retroactively provided to individuals.

No, you will receive the benefit in the same way you receive your regular unemployment benefit.

The benefit will be retroactively provided to individuals as necessary.

No, funds you receive as a result of this stimulus package will not impact your income eligibility as it is not considered earned income.

As long as you are eligible for some UI payment in the week you are eligible for the full FPUC amount being offered in addition to the unemployment benefits you are due.