Officials Update Minnesota’s Unemployment Assistance Programs
St Paul (KROC AM News) - The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has released a summary of the new federal stimulus legislation approved by Congress.
DEED says it may have an impact on unemployment benefits for Minnesotans.
DEED says the legislation will provide:
- 11 more weeks of benefits under the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program.
- 11 more weeks of benefits under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program.
- A $300 per week supplemental payment to anyone receiving unemployment benefits from any program.
- A new program called Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC), which provides a $100 per week supplemental payment for certain self-employed people/independent contractors who are collecting regular unemployment benefits.
DEED hopes to start making payments for all three programs next week.
DEED notes the new laws are a little different from the previous versions, which means some applicants will need to supply more information.
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