Arizona, one of the first states to provide $ 300 unemployment benefit – Telemundo Phoenix / Tucson

PHOENIX- Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) announced Tuesday that Arizona is one of the first states in the nation to distribute an additional benefit of $ 300 per week to Arizonans recently unemployed under federal law. approved. COVID-19 relief legislation.

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Payments are being issued by DES this week in accordance with the Continuing Assistance Act (CAA) that extends federal unemployment programs, including a support of $ 300 per week in federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) funds, to provide unemployment benefits of up to $ 540 per week to eligible Arizonans.

These are considered as income in the eyes of the government.

On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the CAA, which allows for the extension of federal unemployment programs, including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) and Compensation for federal pandemic unemployment (FPUC). These provisions will bring ongoing unemployment benefits to eligible Arizonans.

Individuals who are unemployed or partially unemployed due to COVID-19 and currently receiving unemployment benefits are eligible to receive up to $ 540 per week, which includes the maximum weekly benefit amount of $ 240 plus the $ 300 per week in FPUC.

Under current legislation, individuals will receive FPUC payments at the same time as their weekly benefit payments for the underlying program through March 13, 2021.


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