After the U.S. Senate adjourned without passing legislation, The Delaware Department of Labor formally announced that paid $600 a week formally ended on July 25.
Congress authorized a $600 weekly benefit for unemployment insurance claims beginning March 29 through July 25
Extended Benefits and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits, the supplemental payments made the week of July 26 through August 1st are the last payments that will include the $600 FPUC benefit, the department noted.
People with pending claims who are later determined to be eligible to receive benefits for the weeks between March 29 and July 25, will receive the $600 FPUC payment when the claim is paid.
Traditional benefits will continue. Delaware pays a maximum of $400 a week in jobless benefits.
The $600 a week figure has been controversial in some business circles, with some workers making more than they did when employed.At the same time, the benefit ended when the employee was called back to work.
Frequently asked questions
Why is the $600 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) benefit expiring?
Congress only authorized the $600 FPUC benefit to be paid for claims beginning March 29, through the week ending July 25, 2020.
My claim is pending. Will I receive the $600 if my claim is approved?
Yes. If your claim is approved after July 25, for weeks between March 29, 2020 through July 25, 2020, you will receive your UI weekly benefit amount and the $600 FPUC benefit.
How much will I receive now that the $600 is not being paid?
Deduct $600 from your current weekly benefit payment to estimate the regular UI benefit payment you will continue to receive. You can also refer to the Monetary Determination letter you received when your claim was originally processed.