Question: Is Idaho discontinuing federal CARES Act unemployment insurance programs?
Answer: Yes, Idaho will end its participation in federal pandemic unemployment compensation programs week ending June 19, 2021.
Q: What programs are ending?
A: The following programs will end June 19, 2021.
- Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). PUA is unemployment for self-employed, low wage earners and workers with denied issues.
- Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC). PEUC is the extension that adds weeks to exhausted unemployment benefits.
- Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC). FPUC is the temporary emergency increase of $300 per week.
Q: Should I continue to submit my weekly certifications in case the decision to discontinue PUA gets overturned?
A: No. It is not necessary to continue submitting weekly certifications.