Updated: Feb 10
Full news release here
UI benefits now available for LONG-TERM unemployed
Federal-State Extended Duration benefits program (FED-ED) only becomes available during times of prolonged periods of unemployment. It provides up to 13 additional weeks of benefits and 50% from State's UI Trust Fund and 50% from federal funds.
Under AB103, the state now meets federal trigger standards to maximize support for unemployed from the federal government
For PUA Claimants:
PUA Claimants will have an additional 7 weeks of benefits (totaling to 46 weeks instead of 39 weeks)
These additional weeks are fully federally-funded, saving California's UI Trust Fund in addition to providing some tax relief to employer
For Regular UI Claimants:
Regular UI Claimants will have an additional 20 weeks through FED-ED after PEUC ends
EDD will implement FED-ED programming for first 13 weeks (out of 20) starting on July 1st, in time for some claimants who may be running out of PEUC. Programming for remaining 7 weeks will follow shortly after
Summary: individuals can potentially receive up to a total of 59 weeks (regular UI of 26 weeks + PEUC of 13 weeks + FED-ED extension of 20 weeks). It all depends on when someone exhausts their claim and how much time remains to collect PEUC or FED-ED benefits before those programs expire. Keyword "up to".
Additional questions answered in EDD Newsletter
Am I eligible for FED-ED?
You must remain able and available for work