Extra $600 unemployment benefits to start flowing for Wisconsinites
Updated: 9:58 a.m. on April 29, 2020
WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced Wednesday, April 29 it has started disbursing $600 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) payments.
This week and next, back payments for federal stimulus dollars from the FPUC program (Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, the $600 weekly benefit) will be issued to eligible claimants with eligible weeks dating back to the week ending April 4, 2020. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/EDMn4w6LLC
This week and next, back payments for federal stimulus dollars from the FPUC program (Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, the $600 weekly benefit) will be issued to eligible claimants with eligible weeks dating back to the week ending April 4, 2020. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/EDMn4w6LLC— Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (@WIWorkforce) April 29, 2020
— Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (@WIWorkforce) April 29, 2020
DWD says, FPUC is a temporary emergency increase of $600 per week in unemployment benefits. FPUC provides additional payment to individuals who are collecting benefits from ANY of the following programs:
- Regular Unemployment Insurance (UI), including:
- Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE)
- Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service members (UCX)
- Partial Unemployment Compensation
- Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
- Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)
- Work-Share (STC)
- Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA)
Claimants DO NOT need to take any action to receive the additional $600-per-week benefit, according to the DWD; the payment will be automatically added to their benefit payments.
This means that if you have a pending unemployment application or are currently receiving unemployment benefits, no action needs to be taken, so long as your circumstances have not changed, you remain eligible for benefits under one of the programs above, and you continue to file a weekly claim. You will receive the $600 benefit in the same way you receive your regular unemployment benefit.To those individuals who established a claim before April 4, 2020, the benefit will be retroactively provided from the week ending April 4, 2020, UI week 14/20.
Note that the $600 FPUC benefit will not impact your income eligibility, as it is not considered earned income. The $600 is not based on your weekly benefit rate. If you are eligible for some type of UI benefit as listed above, then you are eligible for the full $600 in addition to the unemployment benefits you are due.
DWD says, this is a temporary benefit and the last payable week in Wisconsin will conclude the week ending July 25, 2020.
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Published: 5:03 p.m. on April 27, 2020
WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Those who are currently collecting regular unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, will start to receive additional $600 stimulus payments -- according to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
The DWD says the $600 a week in federal stimulus dollars will begin later this week through July 25, 2020.
For more information on the Federal Stimulus Bill, CLICK HERE.
Individuals currently collecting regular unemployment benefits will start receiving back payments of the $600/wk stimulus payments later this week. Weekly benefit payments will include an additional $600/wk in federal stimulus dollars until July 25, 2020. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/18Sd7GZaj8— Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (@WIWorkforce) April 27, 2020