January 12, 2021
The California Employment Development Department (EDD) on Monday started rolling out the next phase of extended federal unemployment benefits. The extended federal unemployment benefits had been approved by Congress and were signed into law on December 27 by the President.
Californians out of work or working reduced hours in this historic pandemic will be able continue on or file new claims for expanded Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) extension benefits. They will also receive the new extra $300 Federal Additional Compensation (PAC) payments with their weekly benefits.
EDD Director Rita Saenz says, “As the EDD has done in expediting the first new federal $300 supplemental payments for Californians and their families during this difficult time, we are committed to implementing these extended benefits as quickly as possible. Since Sunday, the EDD has issued a total of more than $138 million in supplemental payments to about 461,000 claimants in need.”
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