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New York Pandemic Related Unemployment Benefits Have Ended

As of September 5, 2021, several federal unemployment benefit programs expired across the country, per federal law. The federal benefit programs that expired are:

  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
  • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)
  • Extended Benefits (EB)
  • $300 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)
  • $100 Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC)

New York’s EB program fully end on September 5, 2021 and the state’s regular unemployment insurance program is in place. Now, claimants will only be eligible for standard unemployment benefits (up to a maximum of $504 per week) if they are still unemployed, and they are within the regular 26-week allotment for unemployment benefits. Further, new claimants can only receive unemployment benefits for the traditional non-COVID-19 related reasons which are:

  • Having lost employment through no fault of their own;
  • Having enough prior earnings from employment to establish a claim;
  • Being ready, willing and able to work; and
  • Actively seeking work and keeping a record of the work search.

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