Individuals collecting unemployment benefits will soon receive weekly payments of $600 in federal stimulus dollars starting later this week, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development announced on Monday. The payments are applied retroactively starting the week ending April 4 through July 25, 2020, and are automatically added to benefits.
Back benefits will take up to two weeks to be paid out and should be completed by May 8.
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
(OnFocus) 4/14/20 – Those who have filed for unemployment benefits in Wisconsin will soon get an extra $600 boost. Weekly payments in Wisconsin will start the week of April 26, 2020 as provided through the CARES Act.
No action is needed on the part of claimants to receive this automatic benefit, beyond filing the usual weekly claim.
Wisconsin will be making the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) payments each week an individual is eligible for benefits, retroactively paid starting the week ending April 4, 2020 to the last payable week of July 25, 2020.
The payment applies to individuals collecting benefits from the following programs, according to the Department of Workforce Development:
- Regular Unemployment Insurance (UI), including:
- Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE)
- Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service members (UCX)
- Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
- Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)
- Work-Share (STC)
- Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA)
Payments will be distributed the same way as regular unemployment benefits.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), a temporary federal program providing unemployment benefits up to 39 weeks for those not eligible for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits, such as the self-employed and independent contractors, will be open for applications starting the week of April 21.
For more information about your eligibility for these programs and to apply, visit dwd.wisconsin.gov.