Pandemic unemployment benefits end in September and states aren’t extending them
Around 7.5 million people are poised to lose *all federal unemployment benefits* in a week. They’re going to $0 in jobless aid as delta cases + hospitalizations surge.
The looming UI cliff is 3x larger than previous biggest one in 2013, so it’s not really close
— Joseph Zeballos-Roig (@josephzeballos) August 30, 2021
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
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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