FPUC Extension

With Biden replacing the presidency, a new stimulus bill amidst the COVID-19 crisis has been passed, extending the ended benefits of the FPUC (Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation). 

With the extension, you will receive FPUC until March 13, 2024. The FPUC will give you $300 for every week you receive Extended Benefits (EB), Unemployment Compensation (UC), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PAU). Whether you filed a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly claim, you will get the FPUC every week separately from these. So the frequency of the payment doesn’t matter with the extended FPUC.

The good news about the FPUC extension is those who are working reduced hours will also receive the $300 weekly. So even if you’re already getting Unemployment Compensation due to reduced hours at the workplace, you will get the $300 FPUC a week. 

What are the eligibility requirements for the extended FPUC?

The bottom line is with the extension, you are able to get $300 on top of the EB, UC, PEUC, or PAU you get every week. The FPUC is going to be paid in separate payments so you don’t need to do anything extra. As long as you are eligible for either one of these unemployment insurance programs, you will receive the $300 weekly FPUC.

Take note that if your employer ever calls you back to work and you refuse it without any good cause, you won’t be eligible for either one of the unemployment insurance claims, thus, won’t be eligible for the FPUC. You can think of the FPUC as a supplemental unemployment compensation paid in addition to what you already get. 

Extra $100 compensation for mixed earners

Those who earned at least $5,000 in self-employment income during 2023, also get an additional $100 on top of the $300 they receive with the FPUC. This will be available throughout the FPUC and if FPUC extended once again after March 14, it will continue to be paid.

As long as you’re receiving some money from the different types of unemployment insurance claims mentioned above, you will get the FPUC – and if qualified, the $100 on top of it. 

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