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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: