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All things PEUC

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

Phase 2