Unemployment FAQs

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Which programs are ending September 4, 2021?

The following federal unemployment benefit programs are set to expire in Kansas on Sept. 4, 2021:

  • Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)
  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
  • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)
According to guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, claimants can file an initial PUA claim for 30 days after the program ends. This means a claimant has until Oct. 6, 2021 to file an initial PUA claim. Initial PUA claims filed after December 27, 2020 may be backdated no earlier than the week ending December 6, 2020.