Explaining pandemic unemployment programs

Besides regular unemployment benefits, there are now the $600 PUC benefits, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) benefits, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits, Extended Benefits (EB), and now Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) assistance.

This table explains the ins and outs of these various programs. Print it up and read carefully.

Major thanks for Monica Halas of Greater Boston Legal Services for creating an initial draft of this table for Massachusetts and for Jenifer Bizzotto of Wisconsin Judicare for essential advice and edits.

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