Unemployment FAQs

Please select from an Unemployment category below to get more help or review a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions updated weekly here.

I’m currently filing for PUA benefits. Do I need to reapply each quarter because of the new federal provision?

Yes. New federal guidance now requires that PUA claimants’ wages be assessed each quarter to determine if they are monetarily eligible for PUA benefits or benefits from another UI program. A claimant filing for PUA benefits must now reapply for regular UI benefits each quarter (January – March, April – June, July – September, October – December) in order to determine if any new wages earned now qualify them for a different program, such as regular UI or PEUC. After reapplying for regular UI benefits, the claimant will receive their determination. If they are determined ineligible for regular UI benefits, they can then return to filing weekly claims for PUA benefits.