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I have a previous claim for benefits starting before 3/15/20, do I get more weeks of benefits on this claim?

If you have an active claim or benefit year in effect on 3/15/2020, and you were entitled to 20 weeks of benefits, you will get the additional 6 weeks of benefits, unless there are less than 6 weeks left in your benefit year (for example: if you only have 4 weeks left on your benefit year, you will only be paid the 4 weeks).

In addition to the weeks of benefit entitlement on a regular claim, the Relief for Workers Affected by Coronavirus Act adds 13 additional weeks of unemployment benefits in Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC). With these additional benefits, individuals may be eligible for up 39 weeks of benefits. You may also receive an additional $600 per week of pandemic federal unemployment compensation (FPUC) in addition to the weekly benefit amount payable. This amount is payable for weeks between 3/29/2020 – 7/25/2020. You do not need to do anything additional to receive the additional 13 weeks of PEUC or the additional $600 of FPUC benefits.