Resources for Unemployment

Local resources:

MassHire Bristol Career Center in Attleboro — Although their building is physically closed right now due to the pandemic, staff are providing services virtually and by phone 508-730-5000    http://masshirebristol.org/

State resources:

Massachusetts Unemployment Insurance Program:

Coronavirus update: Massachusetts is providing updates on Unemployment Insurance changes related to COVID-19 here:
https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-unemployment-and-coronavirus-covid-19

Additional state resources:

  • www.massgov/unemployment/covid19

Federal resources:

  • U.S Department of Labor:  https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus/unemployment-insurance

  • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) — Extends benefits for an extra 13 weeks after regular unemployment compensation benefits have been exhausted

  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)  — Extends benefits to self-employed, freelancers, and independent contractors

  • Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)  —  Provides a federal benefit of $600 a week

  • CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) — a $2 trillion Coronavirus stimulus bill signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020

Updated 4/9/2020

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