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You may have qualified for PUA benefits for up to a total of 86 weeks (minus any regular unemployment and FED-ED benefits you received). If you earned more than $17,368 in 2019, we would have contacted you about increasing your weekly benefit amount.Do I qualify for Pua based on insufficient work history?
To qualify for PUA based on insufficient work history, you must have been recently employed, which could be satisfied if you had a bona fide offer to start working on a specific date but were unable to start as a direct result of a COVID-19 related reason;What is the PUA program?
PUA Portal for Claimants Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is a federal program that provides payment to workers not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits (self -employed, independent contractors, workers with limited work history, and others) who are unable to work as a direct result of the coronavirus public health emergency.Do I have to submit proof of employment after Pua ends?
Important: You must submit proof of employment or self-employment even though PUA benefits have ended. If we sent a request to your UI Online account or a Verify Your Employment Status for Your Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Claim (DE 6316SEES) by mail, you are required to provide documentation.