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PUA: Guide to Applying

Updated: Feb 10

1. FAQ's before applying

Where do I go to apply for PUA?

  • It's the same as regular unemployment, through the UI portal here.

  • If you haven't made an account, register and the bottom

  • File a New Claim

  • Guide for eligibility here.

What do I need to apply?

  • Proof of citizenship or employment authorization

  • Net income from 2019 taxes - Schedule C, line 31


How do I know if I'm eligible to receive PUA? If you meet one of the following:

  • You had a definite date to begin work, but the job is no longer available, or you could not reach the job as a direct result of COVID-19.

  • You are unable to travel to your job as a direct result of COVID-19.

  • You quit your job as a direct result of COVID-19.

  • Your workplace is closed as a direct result of COVID-19.

  • You are unemployed, partially employed, or unable to work because COVID-19 has forced you to stop working.

  • You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms and are seeking a medical diagnosis.

  • A member of your household has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

  • You are caring for a family member or a member of your household who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

  • You are caring for a dependent during the work day because their school or another care facility has closed due to COVID-19.

  • Your healthcare provider has told you to self-quarantine because of COVID-19.

  • You have become the main income provider due to a COVID-19 death in your household.