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.