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CARES Act Update
Congress recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). That law includes several changes
that may affect your eligibility for unemployment benefits. These changes include:
Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC).
unemployment benefits. This program is known as Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).
current benefit year, however they have exhausted benefits. This program is known as Pandemic Emergency Unemployment
The state is currently working to implement these programs authorized under the CARES Act. In order to implement some of these
programs and modify our systems, they need detailed guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Please note that if you are
found eligible to receive benefits through State UI, PEUC, or PUA, you will receive retroactive payments for the weekly additional
compensation of $600, FPUC, provided by the federal government for all eligible weeks. The first week for which you can receive the
additional $600 is for week ending April 4th.
For additional guidance, visit dew.sc.gov.