Unemployment FAQs

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How long until the PUA program is operational in Kansas?

The PUA program in Kansas is being rolled out in multiple phases.  Phase 1 involves creating a new system to be able to accept applications for those with no covered wages such as individuals that are fully self-employed and is now complete. Apply online at PUA.GetKansasBenefits.gov. Phase 2 will allow our developers to process those applications and issue payments with payments being issued no later than May 25, 2020.  Phase 3 will involve issuing payments to claimants that are eligible for partial UI payments and/or claimants that have exhausted UI benefits will be completed no later than June 16, 2020.