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10/29 EDD News Release

Updated: Feb 10

PUA changes, ID Verification, Frozen Debit Cards, & Fraud Updates


Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Changes

  • Those who had claims beginning February 2 will begin to reach the end of their 39 weeks of PUA.

  • Starting October 31, PUA claimants will be eligible for an additional 7 weeks (totaling the available weeks for PUA to 46)

  • The process to re-compute PUA claims is expected to take two weeks

I am coming to the end of my 39 weeks of PUA. What happens next?

  • You will receive a notification through your UI Online account. Please let your funds run out before expecting a notification (for regular UI claimants, this is how it works when their benefits exhausts).

  • Notice will let you know seven weeks have been added to their claim and to certify as usual



I am on PUA. I was originally on a regular UI claim which exhausted and became eligible for PUA since I could not qualify for a regular UI claim, why do I have less than 39 or 46 weeks?

  • Federal CARES Act limits on PUA benefits are being implemented, which require any weeks of benefits collected on regular UI claim or FED-ED claim to be deducted from a PUA claim.

  • You will get a notification by mail in regards to this.


I am on PUA. I was on a FED-ED extension early in the pandemic and became eligible for PUA since I could not qualify for a regular UI claim, why do I have less than 39 or 46 weeks?

  • Federal CARES Act limits on PUA benefits are being implemented, which require any weeks of benefits collected on regular UI claim or FED-ED claim to be deducted from a PUA claim.

  • You will get a notification by mail in regards to this.


Identity Verification, Frozen Debit Cards, & Fraud

My funds have been reduced or deducted from my EDD Debit card, what do I do?