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Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)

If you're out of work because of COVID-19 and not eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) may be right for you.

Pandemic Unemployment Insurance (PUA) is designed to help workers who don't usually qualify for unemployment get the help they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. PUA provides up to 79 weeks of unemployment benefits if you are unable to work because of a COVID-19-related reason but are not eligible for regular or extended unemployment benefits. To report fraud, please use the Featured link "Report unemployment benefits fraud" below. To get help with your claim, call unemployment customer assistance at (877) 626-6800.

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Open 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday. Multilingual call agents are available.


To access PUA application online: Log in as a claimant 

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