Updated: Feb 10
12/27/20 Update: PEUC has an added 11 weeks and now is a total of 24 weeks. 24 weeks are available up until April 5, 2021.
PEUC provides up to 13 additional weeks (plus 11 weeks with new stimulus) of payments to individuals who have exhausted their regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits with respect to a benefit year that ended on or after July 1, 2019.
Do I need to do anything for the extension? Is it automatic? Where do I apply?
It’s AUTOMATIC. No need to do anything.
You need to finish up your regular UI for this to trigger
Do I qualify for the PEUC 13 week extension?
To qualify for a PEUC extension, you must:
Be fully or partially unemployed March 29, 2020, or after.
Have used all benefits on your claim that started July 8, 2018, or after.
Not qualify for a regular UI claim in California or any other state.
Meet all UI eligibility requirements.
Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation will be in two phases:
Phase 1 - refers to most people who applied March 2020
Benefit year started on or after June 2, 2019 with exhausted benefits
As of May 27, EDD is reviewing your claim. If you are not eligible for a new UI claim, they will automatically file for a PEUC extension on your last valid UI claim
You should get a notice 5-7 business days after they file your PEUC extension with more information
Make sure to check your inbox in your UI Online portal about potential eligibility
Follow up e-mail will come within a few days about weekly certifications