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Trailrider1951's Journal
Trailrider1951's Journal
April 19, 2020

You know that extra $600 a week unemployment benefit that passed congress has finally

showed up. I got this e-mail this morning from my state's Employment Security department:

Employment security department

You’ll automatically get the extra $600 per week.
You don’t need to request it – you’ll start seeing those payments as soon as this week.
There’s only one exception: People who receive in-training benefits won’t get it.

Extend your benefits by 13 weeks.
Continue filing your weekly claims.
As soon as you see the option to file an “PEUC claim”, do it as soon as possible. Watch for this alert in eServices after April 18. It should appear in the same place you click to file a weekly claim, and will show up as you are nearing the end of the typically available 26 weeks of benefits.

This will extend your benefits by 13 weeks under the federal CARES Act.

Job search is optional.
On your weekly claim, say “no” on job search: It won’t affect your benefit.
Job search is currently optional as a result of the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” initiative. We still encourage you to look for work during this time if you are laid off, but it is not required, so selecting no is the best option. Changes to job search requirements will be posted on our website at esd.wa.gov.

There’s always something new to learn on ESD.WA.GOV.
Take a look at the updated website. It has a new look and new information that will answer most of your questions.
Have you checked out the worker Q&A on our COVID-19 webpage lately? We update it constantly with new information about the federal stimulus legislation.

Guess I can make rent next month, and make a much-needed pilgrimage to my local grocery store. As to my $1200 stimulus, well, it is still MIA.

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