Will unemployment be extended in Illinois?
IDES has confirmed that Illinois claimants will keep ALL eligible pandemic unemployment benefits, including the extra $300 weekly payment, until the current program end date which would be the week ending September 4th, 2021.
Who is eligible for pandemic unemployment assistance in Illinois?
Remember, to be eligible for PUA, you must be unemployed, partially unemployed, or unable or unavailable to work because of a COVID-19 reason allowed by federal law.
What is going on with Pua unemployment in Illinois?
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA): Provided unemployment benefits to individuals not traditionally eligible to receive unemployment benefits, such as self-employed workers. PUA expired on September 4, 2021.
Why did I stop receiving unemployment benefits Illinois?
Illinois to stop paying unemployment benefits through debit cards and start issuing checks. The policy change comes as IDES has struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic to cope with demand and amid reports of fraud that caused some claimants to experience delays in receiving payments or not receive their benefits at all.
What happens after 26 weeks of unemployment in Illinois?
If you ran out of your first 26 weeks of benefits, you would have received a letter and email from IDES letting you know you were automatically transitioned to PEUC. If you haven’t received unemployment insurance for longer than 26 weeks, then PEUC does not apply to you.
How do you get Pua?
To qualify for PUA benefits, you must not be eligible for regular unemployment benefits and be unemployed, partially unemployed, or unable or unavailable to work because of certain health or economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Can I still file for Pua unemployment?
The PUA program provides up to 39 weeks of benefits, which are available retroactively starting with weeks of unemployment beginning on or after January 27, 2020, and ending on or before December 31, 2020.
What does pending issues mean for Pua Illinois?
If your determination of eligibility still says the status is “pending? they haven’t approved your certification yet. Meaning they haven’t sent out any payments. Payment is distributed through a debit card.