Extended unemployment benefits for Pennsylvanians restarting

PITTSBURGH — More than 100,000 Pennsylvanians were receiving unemployment benefits from this program when it ended in December.

Nearly four weeks later, help is available again.

Over the weekend, the Department of Labor and Industry announced the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program was back up and running.

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Payments had been delayed while the department’s computer systems were updated.

Starting Monday you can file for the additional 11 claim weeks during your biweekly cycle.

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If you had some of your original 13 weeks leftover on Dec. 26, you will also get the additional 11 weeks on Monday.

If you moved from PEUC into Pennsylvania’s extended benefits program before Dec. 26 , you must complete your EB Benefits before the additional 11 weeks of PEUC can be added to your claim.

People will automatically get an extra $300 a week through federal pandemic unemployment compensation.

You have until Jan. 29 to backdate claims for the last three weeks of January.

If you miss the deadline, you will need to email the state.