Benefit Year End

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Your benefit year is the 12 months after you filed your claim for benefits. If your benefit year ends, you must apply for a new claim, even if you are on an extension or have money left on your expired claim.

Note: If you are on a Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claim, you do not need to apply for a new claim.

You can find your benefit year end date by logging in to UI OnlineSM and viewing your Claim Summary. Your benefit year end date is 12 months after the start of your Benefit Year. You can also refer to your Notice of Unemployment Insurance Award (DE 429Z) for your claim ending date.

Apply for a New Claim

If your benefit year has ended, you must file a new claim if you have a:

  • Regular unemployment claim
  • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) extension
  • Federal-State Extended Duration (FED-ED) extension

We will let you know if you qualify for a new regular unemployment claim and any next steps you need to take. We may move you to a new claim, add a federal extension to your expired claim, or continue your existing extension.

You will receive an email and a text message when your new claim is processed. This usually takes two to three weeks. We are working as quickly as possible to process the high volume of claims during COVID-19.

For more information, view Benefit Year End (YouTube).

Your Claim Type

What will happen next depends on which type of claim you are currently on.

  1. Log in to UI Online.
  2. Select Claim History.
  3. Select Transactions next to the most recent week.
  4. Under Program Type, it will show what type of benefits you are receiving that week.

If your program type is:

  • UI, you are receiving regular unemployment.
  • PEUC, Extension Tier 2, or Extension Tier 2 (Augmentation), you are receiving Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) benefits.
  • Extension FED-ED, you have used all PEUC benefits and are now receiving FED-ED extension benefits.
  • Disaster Assistance, you are receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). If you aren’t receiving PUA, you are receiving Disaster Unemployment Assistance following a declared disaster.

Learn more about federal unemployment benefits.

Regular Unemployment Claim

If you qualify for a new unemployment claim, you will be moved to that claim. If you do not qualify for a new claim, you may qualify for a PEUC extension.

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) Extension

If you qualify for a new unemployment claim, but the weekly benefit amount is less than what you were earning on your PEUC extension, you will finish collecting the rest of your PEUC extension and then we will switch you to your new unemployment claim.

If you don’t qualify for a new unemployment claim, you will continue collecting the rest of your PEUC claim. Then, we will add the additional 29 weeks of PEUC benefits available with new federal legislation.

Federal-State Extended Duration (FED-ED) Extension

If you qualify for a new unemployment claim, we will move you to that claim or back to your PEUC extension based on federal guidance.

If you don’t qualify for a new unemployment claim, you will continue collecting the rest of your FED-ED benefits. Then, we will move you back to your PEUC extension with the additional 29 weeks of benefits available with new federal legislation.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Claim

At the end of your the benefit year, we will check if you qualify for a new unemployment claim based on wages earned over the last 18 months. If you qualify, we will move you to the new claim and notify you.

If you don’t qualify, you will remain on your PUA claim.

Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) Extension

If you qualify for a new unemployment claim, but the weekly benefit amount is less than what you were earning on your PEUC extension, you will finish collecting the rest of your PEUC extension and then we will switch you to your new unemployment claim.

If you don’t qualify for a new unemployment claim, you will continue collecting the rest of your PEUC claim. Then, we will add the additional 29 weeks of PEUC benefits available with new federal legislation.

Federal-State Extended Duration (FED-ED) Extension

If you qualify for a new unemployment claim, we will move you to that claim or back to your PEUC extension based on federal guidance.

If you don’t qualify for a new unemployment claim, you will continue collecting the rest of your FED-ED benefits. Then, we will move you back to your PEUC extension with the additional 29 weeks of benefits available with new federal legislation.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Claim

At the end of your the benefit year, we will check if you qualify for a new unemployment claim based on wages earned over the last 18 months. If you qualify, we will move you to the new claim and notify you.

If you don’t qualify, you will remain on your PUA claim.

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