$600 FPUC Unemployment Insurance Benefits Begin

This past weekend, $276 million was distributed over the three-day period.

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Many Hoosiers receiving regular unemployment insurance benefits are starting to see an additional $600 weekly payment from the Federal Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program.   

While some began to see these additional funds in their unemployment insurance accounts on Friday, the majority will see the payments this week. 

To continue to receive benefits, voucher must be filed each week. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) recommends to file vouchers on Tuesday or after throughout the week to reduce the high stress of the historic traffic on the Uplink online system.

The additional $600 CARES Act FPUC benefit is payable through any week of unemployment until July 31. DWD will backpay these funds starting March 29. The benefit is taxable and is subject to child support withholding.

“We are pleased that we were able to start getting these payments to out-of-work Hoosiers ahead of our goal of April 20,” DWD Commissioner Fred Payne said. “This federal assistance will further help those individuals who are not working due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

This past weekend, $276 million was distributed over the three-day period. To put this in perspective, a total of $230 million was paid out through the Indiana unemployment insurance assistance program in all of 2019. 

For up-to-date information on the new unemployment insurance programs, visit www.Unemployment.IN.gov

If you are interested in filing for these additional claims, DWD has provided claimants with simple how-to videos to assist the user experiences. 

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