Unemployment Insurance for Non-traditional Persons

For non-traditional persons applying for UI insurance, you must:

  • Apply and be denied for traditional Unemployment Insurance, with a letter of Monetary Determination via mail,
  • Then apply via the PUA Program (Pandemic Unemployment Assistance) and wait for your Monetary Determination letter via mail.

The PUA program is available for 26 weeks plus with the PEUC (Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation) program, that time frame is extended 13 weeks, for a total of 39 weeks of UI that you are eligible for.  Plus under the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FBUC) program you are eligible for an additional $600/week until July 31st, 2020.


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