Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Unemployment Benefits – Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)


The federal CARES Act provides enhanced unemployment benefits for regular beneficiaries of unemployment insurance and those who would not normally receive unemployment insurance benefits. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is available to individuals who do not normally receive unemployment benefits. PUA offers temporary unemployment assistance to those who are unemployed, partially employed, or unable to work because of COVID-19 and are not currently eligible for regular unemployment benefits.

For more information, please refer to the New York State Department of Labor’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Fact Sheet.

How to Apply for PUA or Regular Unemployment Benefits

To apply, click here and follow the instructions.
NOTE: You will have to create a account if you do not have one.

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