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COVID-19 information for workers

Workers who have lost their jobs or had their hours significantly reduced because of COVID-19 may qualify for unemployment benefits.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed by Congress on March 27th, provides additional benefits to eligible workers:

  • Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) - $600/week additional payments for people receiving regular or extended unemployment benefits.
  • Pandemic Extended Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) – A 13-week extension of unemployment benefits for workers who have exhausted their regular unemployment benefits.
  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program – provides weekly benefit payments for those who are not eligible for regular or extended unemployment benefits in Minnesota or any other state.

What you need to know

Eligibility for unemployment benefits

Benefit amounts

Working / receiving income while collecting unemployment benefits

Eligibility issues


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