COVID-19 FAQs

The Kansas Department of Labor recognizes the impact of COVID-19 on employers and workers alike. We are here to assist as we tackle this challenge together. Please select from a COVID-19 category below to get more help.

null What are the unemployment programs included in the CARES Act?

The CARES Act included three benefit expansions: Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). The CARES Act also included a relief provision providing for partial federal reimbursement for reimbursing employers benefit charges. Other provisions are related to reimbursing or paying benefits from federal funds to alleviate the claim burden on the unemployment trust fund.