Beck statement on federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation ending July 25
INDIANAPOLIS – State Representative Lisa Beck (D-Lakes of the Four Seasons) today issued the following statement about upcoming federal changes to Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), and reaffirmed her support of expanded protections for Hoosiers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act created a temporary federal unemployment assistance program to help states with the influx of unemployed Americans, including the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program. In Indiana, $600 FPUC payments are set to expire the benefit week ending July 25.
“It appears that a legislative impasse in Washington D.C. may cause the cessation of the $600-per-week supplemental Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation payments beginning July 25,” Beck said.
“However, I want constituents to be aware that other elements of unemployment insurance will continue without interruption. If you are receiving or qualify for the FPUC benefit, you should continue to submit weekly vouchers after July 25 regardless of the decisions made in Washington, D.C. concerning the $600 supplemental payment. In the meantime, I will continue to fight for additional unemployment protections for the people of Indiana House District 19 in my Interim Study Committee on Unemployment this summer and into the 2021 Session.”