The CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) was signed into law on Friday, March 27, 2020. The CARES Act expanded Unemployment Insurance Benefits through three different programs:
- Pandemic Unemployment Compensation – increasing the amount of weekly benefits a qualifying individual may receive;
- Pandemic Unemployment Assistance – expanding the list of those who can qualify for Unemployment Insurance;
- Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation – expanding the number of weeks a qualifying individual can receive benefits.
For more information on changes to the UI program, refer to Benefits Plus, COVID-19, Expansion of Unemployment Benefits.
If you are a Benefits Plus subscriber, for additional information on traditional Unemployment Insurance Benefits, refer to Benefits Plus, Cash Benefits, Unemployment Insurance Benefits. For subscription information visit: https://bplc.cssny.org/home/subscription_options.