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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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