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Unemployment benefits extended for people who have exhausted original claim

Unemployment benefits extended for people who have exhausted original claim

Joshua Panas
Created: April 28, 2020 06:11 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- People who have exhausted their regular state unemployment claim can get an additional 13 weeks of benefits.

The additional weeks of benefits are provided by Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC).

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Once a claimant’s benefit year ends, they can then establish a new benefit year to requalify for regular unemployment.

PEUC is for individuals who have exhausted 26 weeks of regular Unemployment Insurance benefits; are able to work, available to work, and actively seeking work; or are partially unemployed.

Eligible individuals will receive the same amount of Unemployment Insurance benefits as the previous weeks they received. They will also receive Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), an additional $600 to their weekly benefits up until July 25, 2020 (Max. $1,061 in New Mexico).

There are two ways to file for PEUC: Go to www.jobs.state.nm.us. Individuals can then access the UI Tax & Claims System and then click on “Apply for Federal Extension Benefits." People can also call 1-877-664-6984 for help.


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