Unemployment

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The Oregon Employment Department has a new means to contact unemployment via an online claim form. You can also call  877-345-3484 (Regular UI) or 833-410-1004 (PUA) for assistance.

Please be advised that all pandemic-related, federal programs are ending Sept. 4, 2021. This includes Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), and Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC). Claimants should still claim the week ending Sept. 4 in order to receive the final payment from these programs. Unemployment will continue to pay all PUA and PEUC claims that have not expired or exhausted. If you have remaining weeks on your PUA claim or remaining funds on an unexpired PEUC claim, your benefits will not be delayed if you are otherwise eligible

Effective December 22nd, Congress has passed a second Economic Stimulus Package that extends CARES Act unemployment provisions.  Likewise, the American Rescue Plan further extended benefits:

  1. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). PUA benefits are extended to up to 79 weeks until the week ending Sept. 4, 2021. PUA is available to self-employed people and others who are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits—and who are out of work due to COVID-19. Learn more.

  2. Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC). If your regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits run out, you may be able to get extended benefits for up to 53 weeks. These benefits are available until the week ending Sept. 4, 2021. Learn more.

  3. Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC). Everyone receiving at least $1 in unemployment benefits gets an extra $300 per week for each eligible week from December 27, 2020, until Sept. 4, 2021. Learn more.

Unless congress extends the benefits again, these programs will end Set 4th. However you have until Oct. 6, 2021 to claim retroactive benefits for any PUA weeks.

For more information about unemployment in Oregon, visit the Employment Department's COVID-19 web page.

See the Employment's Department's chart of Scenarios and Benefits

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