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Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) COVID-related eligibility requirements

To be a “covered individual” under PUA, an individual must self-certify that he or she is otherwise able to work and available for work, as provided under state law, except that the individual is unemployed, partially unemployed, unable to work or unavailable for work due to at least one of the following categories described below. Included for each of the categories are illustrative examples and explanations of circumstances that fall under each category. These examples and explanations for each of the categories are not an exhaustive list of all COVID-19 related circumstances that may qualify an individual for PUA benefits, however, should other qualifying circumstances be used they must be identified and applied in a manner consistent with the examples below.

COVID-related eligibility requirements

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