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Out-of-work New Yorkers may be eligible for up to 59 weeks of unemployment benefits

Those receiving Unemployment Insurance through New York State may be able to collect benefits for up to 23 additional weeks, according to the Department of Labor.

Posted: Jul 14, 2020 4:20 PM
Updated: Jul 15, 2020 8:50 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. – Those receiving Unemployment Insurance through New York State may be able to collect benefits for up to 23 additional weeks, according to the Department of Labor.

During the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal CARES Act established the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) Program, which allows 13 weeks of additional benefits for people who did not find employment after the allotted 26 weeks of traditional Unemployment Insurance.

The Extended Benefits program now allows for an added 20 weeks after the 13-week PEUC extension is expired. This means some people may be eligible to receive a total of 59 weeks of unemployment benefits. The program went into effect July 5.

While the Extended Benefits program does not apply to recipients of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), these people can apply for up to seven more weeks of PUA, in addition to the 39 weeks already available.

According to the Department of Labor, the extra $600 supplemental unemployment payments will end on July 26.

View the full FAQ on the new unemployment extensions below.

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