On September 4, 2021, the following federal pandemic unemployment programs expired: Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC).
According to guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, claimants can file an initial PUA claim for 30 days after the program ends. This means a claimant has until Oct. 6, 2021 to file an initial PUA claim. Initial PUA claims filed after December 27, 2020 may be backdated no earlier than the week ending December 6, 2020. The last payable week of PUA is the week ending September 4, 2021. More information.