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Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefits Expired

Federal Pandemic Unemployment benefits expired Saturday, meaning anyone who files a claim after Sept. 4, for the following programs, will not receive any benefits.

Those programs include:

(PEUC) Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Assistance, which extended benefits for those whose regular employment ran out
(PUA) Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, which provided benefits to the self-employed
(FPUC) Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, which provided that extra 300 dollars a week to most unemployment recipients

The standard unemployment benefits program will not be effected and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry says there are still several programs available to assist those in need.

The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Child Care Works (CCW) subsidized child care

Labor officials are also encouraging eligible Pennsylvanians to to take advantage of free job-seeking services through Pennsylvania Career Link.

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