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Everyone (UI and PUA applicants) uses the same form. Register or log in with Benefit Programs Online and click “File New Claim.”What is the Public Assistance Program (Pua)?
This is a newly available emergency unemployment assistance program under the federal CARES Act. PUA provides assistance for unemployed or partially unemployed individuals who are not eligible for regular unemployment insurance and who are unable or unavailable to work due to COVID-19 related circumstances.Are Pua payments retroactive?
Benefit payments under PUA are retroactive, for weeks of unemployment, partial employment, or inability to work due to Covid-19 reasons starting on or after January 27, 2020. The CARES Act specifies that PUA benefits cannot be paid for weeks of unemployment ending after December 31, 2020.Who can apply for pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)?
Those who may not have been able to apply for unemployment benefits in the past can now file for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) can be applied for by many of those who previously would have been excluded from any unemployment benefits, another of the measures being taking to minimise the crisis.