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Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is a federal program that currently provides each claimant with up to 50 weeks of benefits. As we approach the one year mark of the COVID shutdowns, unfortunately this means some PUA claimants are beginning to exhaust their benefits. We hope Congress will act soon to extend this essential program. If additional weeks become available to you, the Department will notify you as soon as possible. More information on PUA available here: https://dlt.ri.gov/emergencyui/covidupdates122720.pdf
All Unemployment Insurance (UI) and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claimants are required to be actively looking for work in order to receive benefits. Click here for more information .