|END OF FEDERAL PANDEMIC BENEFITS|
Per the American Rescue Plan Act, federal pandemic benefit programs including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC), and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) expired on Monday, September 6, 2021.
The duration of these federal benefit programs was determined by Congress, and Delaware does not have the power to extend them.
The final week that benefits were paid for these federal programs in Delaware was the week ending Saturday, September 4, 2021. If you were previously receiving PUA, PEUC, and/or FPUC benefits, those benefits ended on that date. Claims already filed and currently pending adjudication will continue to be reviewed. If determined eligible they will be paid accordingly.
The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) requires the Delaware Department of Labor (DDOL) to continue to accept new PUA applications for 30 days after the program expires. We will backdate these new claims to the first eligible week during the Pandemic Assistance Period in accordance with all eligibility requirements. Payments on PUA claims filed during this 30-day period will be held until the claim is reviewed to confirm eligibility.
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