SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Corona) — Another opportunity to get pandemic unemployment assistance was announced Thursday for nearly 100,000 previously denied people, according to the California Department of Employment Development.
Eligibility is expanded by Federal rules To include:
- Workers who refused to work for an employer who violated COVID-19 safety standards
- Workers laid off or working hours reduced as a direct result of COVID-19
- School staff whose regular work schedule has been affected by COVID-19
Notifications via email, text and online UI will be sent to those who previously declined, most of whom indicated that “none of the available COVID causes of unemployment applied to them.”
Other applicants will not be accepted under this programme.
Those employees who meet the PUA requirements will be awarded benefits for weeks that were denied:
- Employees laid off or with reduced hours as a direct result of COVID-19
- Employees who refuse to work on a work site that does not comply with COVID-19 safety standards
- School staff whose regular work schedule has been directly affected by COVID-19
If you were previously denied PUA benefits, EDD encourages you to check your UI Online account to see if you qualify now.
For more updates, visit Pandemic Unemployment Assistance webpage.