IDES reminds people of Illinois that improved federal unemployment benefits end next month – NBC Chicago
The Illinois Department of Job Security publicly reminded residents on Friday that federal unemployment programs will end on September 4, 2021.
The state noted that “the expiration of these programs has no impact on the state’s regular unemployment system or on claimants receiving regular unemployment benefits.”
Expiring programs include Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), which provided access to 100% federally funded unemployment benefits to people who were not traditionally eligible to receive unemployment benefits. , like the self-employed.
Also included are Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefit, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Benefit and Unemployment Benefit for Mixed Employees.
Applicants were reminded to access their IllinoisJobLink.com, a job site, to find future job opportunities. Those who have applied for unemployment benefits already have a username and password, IDES said.
“As the economy continues to recover from the pandemic, individuals may still need ongoing or additional assistance and resources from the state,” IDES said in a statement, noting that several utilities are available to help: