Increased Weekly Payments

Element of CARES Act

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation: The agreement provides an additional $600 for each weekly claim to all UI claimants, including those not previously eligible (i.e. Self-Employed).  This will be in effect for claims beginning the week of March 29, 2020.


Are there any additional steps I need to take to increase my Weekly Benefit amount?

Other than filing your weekly claim, no additional steps are necessary. Claimants will see the increase of $600 applied to weekly claims beginning for those filed for the benefit week of March 29 - April 4.

*Please note, Claimants will submit a claim for the week March 29 - April 4 beginning on Sunday, April 5. 

To file your Weekly Claim through our automated phone service, please call 1-800-983-2300. You may also file online, but please note we are experience high volumes and service outages are possible. If you experience problems during the filing process, please call the Claimant Assitance Line at 1-877-214-3332.