End of Pandemic Benefits Fact Sheet

On September 4, 2021, in accordance with federal law, several federal unemployment benefits offered through the American Rescue Plan Act will end.

If you are currently receiving one of the following benefits, this notice is important for you. The following benefits will expire:

  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
  • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment
    Compensation (PEUC)
  • Federal Pandemic Unemployment
    Compensation (FPUC)
  • Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation
    Under federal law, no PUA, PEUC, FPUC, or MEUC payments may be made after the week ending September 4 regardless of your balance at the time
    of program termination. The amount you will receive as part of your weekly unemployment benefits after September 4 will be impacted by these changes from the federal government. The benefit amount in D.C., based on eligibility and wage information submitted
    to DOES, can range from $50 to $444 per week. You can estimate your weekly benefit amount by visitingDCNetworks.org and clicking Estimate Your Benefits.
    Eligible claimants receiving traditional unemployment insurance benefits in the District will continue to be paid. If a claimant’s traditional unemployment benefits have been exhausted or a traditional claim has expired, individuals must file a new claim or reopen an existing claim to be determined for eligibility or to continue receiving benefits to which they may be entitled.
    For more information on the expiration of federal benefits, additional resources, and eligibility for other unemployment benefits through the District of Columbia, visit our website at does.dc,gov.
DOES is committed to continuing to provide unemployment support through benefits and workforce development support for re-employment. DOES offers the following resources to DC residents:
American Job Center helps residents find a new job, transition into something new, expand their skills, or explore a new career.
DC Infrastructure Academy trains, screens, and recruits residents to fulfill the needs of the infrastructure industry and infrastructure jobs.
DC Career Connections is a work readiness program that provides out-of-school and unemployed young adults with opportunities to gain valuable work experience.
Project Empowerment provides unemployed residents with opportunities to grow in education, training, and subsidized employment placements.
For more information about these resources, go to does.dc.gov and click on Services.
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