American Rescue Plan & Federal Pandemic UI Programs
Federal Unemployment Programs Expire September 6, 2021
Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), which provides an additional $300 weekly payment to recipients of unemployment compensation.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), which provides benefits for those who would not usually qualify, including the self-employed, gig workers, and part-time workers.
Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), which provides an extension of benefits once regular benefits have been exhausted.
Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC), which provides an additional $100 benefit to certain people with mixed earnings.
The last payable week for these programs is the week ending September 4, 2021, regardless of the balance of the benefits remaining in the claim.
If claimants are waiting to receive an eligibility determination for any of these four federal programs, OUI will ensure that they receive payments owed to them for all weeks before September 6 for which they are determined eligible.
Governor Andy Beshear's
Back to Work Incentive program, unveiled in June, incentivizes the long-term unemployed to return to the workforce with a potential $1,500 bonus payment.
Important press release about Pandemic Unemployment Benefits Ending.
Read the full press release.
Claimants participating in those programs will receive an email from the Kentucky Office of Unemployment Insurance (OUI) communicating that those benefit programs are ending.
Read the email here.