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Unemployment benefits: expiring or extended

The extra $600 a week in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance expires at the end of the month. But there is an extension of other benefits.

Certain unemployment benefits are expiring and others are being extended. Chris Rivera, the Director of Guilford NC Works helped explain the changes on 2WTK. Here's a quick rundown:

The federal supplement of $600 a week stops as of July 25.
At this point, there is no indication the extra $600 a week will be extended. This includes the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

If you have exhausted your 12 weeks of state benefits, there is an extension for an additional 13 weeks of benefits under the PEUC—and that is good until Dec. 26. The max payout is $350 a week.

For those in PEUC, which is the state benefit, you are not automatically enrolled in this extension. So, if you are nearing the end of your regular benefits-- you will need to sign in and hit “Apply to Pandemic Benefits”.

Folks who were receiving PUA, who are ineligible for state benefits because they are self-employed or gig workers, can get up to 39 weeks of benefits at the $350 max through Dec. 26 as well.

Credit: WFMY

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