Field Ops Memo 2011-04 The ARRA $25 Weekly Unemployment Compensation Payment Has Ended For All Claimants


The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), also known as the Economic Stimulus package, included a provision that authorized an additional $25 weekly unemployment compensation (UC) benefit to eligible claimants. However, under the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2010, the ARRA $25 weekly payment was not reauthorized. Only those claimants with claim dates of May 23, 2010 and earlier were authorized to continue receiving the ARRA $25 weekly payment.

Purpose of Memo
Based on information received from the Division of Unemployment Assistance (DUA), the ARRA $25 weekly unemployment compensation payment has ended for all claimants. The last week payable for the ARRA $25 payment was December 11, 2010. However, many claimants continue to receive regular or extended UC payments under a range of eligibility tiers.

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