7.5 million people are projected to lose their unemployment benefits on September 6th.

Pandemic unemployment benefits end in September and states aren’t extending them

The programs expiring include:

  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), which covers those not traditionally eligible for aid, including part-time workers, freelancers, the self-employed and gig workers
  • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), which extends aid to those who have exhausted their state’s benefits period
  • Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), the $300 weekly boost


7.5 Million Workers Face Devastating Unemployment Benefits Cliff This Labor Day

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Federal Jobless Aid, a Lifeline to Millions, Reaches an End

The abrupt loss of pandemic unemployment benefits on a broad scale could have long-term effects not only for the recipients but also for the economy.

7.5 Million Americans Face Another Unemployment Cliff on Sept. 6.
Here’s How to Prepare For It

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