DEED Update: New Federal Stimulus Legislation
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Today, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) shared an important update on new federal stimulus legislation.
This new legislation, recently passed by Congress, may impact the unemployment benefits for Minnesotans. Effective Dec. 27, 2020, the legislation will provide:
- 11 more weeks of benefits under the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program.
- 11 more weeks of benefits under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program.
- A $300 per week supplemental payment to anyone receiving unemployment benefits from any program.
- A new program called Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC), which provides a $100 per week supplemental payment for certain self-employed people/independent contractors who are collecting regular unemployment benefits.