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What is Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)?

Answer

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) provides 13 additional weeks of unemployment payments to workers who have already exhausted their regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.

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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