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Hawai’i CARES Act extension provisions

by Thunda

H.R. 133 PROVIDES EXTENSION PROVISIONS TO THE CARES ACT.

FEDERAL PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

⇒ Will provide UP TO 11 weeks of an additional $300 weekly benefit to eligible claimants.

⇒A claimant must be eligible through a separate unemployment program to receive FPUC.

⇒Once implemented, FPUC is available between Dec. 27, 2020, and week ending March 13, 2021.

PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE

⇒Will provide UP TO an additional 11 weeks of benefits, to a maximum of 50 weeks

.⇒Weekly certification will be required.

⇒Claimants will be required to provide documentation of eligibility to qualify for PUA beginning Jan. 31, 2021.

⇒PUA will be available until week ending March 13, 2021 (no new applications after that date), with allowance for three additional weeks of benefits for those who have not reached the maximum number of weeks through April 3, 2021.

PANDEMIC EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

⇒Will provide UP TO an additional 11 weeks of benefits, to a maximum of 24 weeks.

⇒PEUC will be available until week ending March 13, 2021 (no new applications after that date), with allowance of three additional weeks of benefits for those who have not reached the maximum number of weeks through April 3, 2021.

The DLIR will work to implement these programs as quickly as possible. However, the DLIR must wait on guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor before the provisions of the Act can be implemented.

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