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What is Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)?

Answer

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) is a is a temporary federal program that gave an additional $600 per week in unemployment benefits to workers who became unemployed between the start date of their state's PUA agreement, and July 31, 2020. These benefits have not yet been extended past the end of July.

It was created as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed by President Trump in March, 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

For more information on Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and related programs:

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