If you have claimed your regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits and you do not qualify for a new claim, you may be eligible for the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) extension.
According to the Employment Development Department of the State of California (EDD):
“Usually, you can only collect up to 26 weeks of regular state Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits within a 12-month benefit year. Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) provides an additional 13 weeks of payments if you’ve used all of your available UI benefits.
The extension is available from March 29, 2020, until December 31, 2020. To qualify, your claim must have started on July 8, 2018, or after. Depending on when you filed your UI claim and if it has expired, you may need to reapply. Visit Federal CARES Act Provisions for Unemployment to learn more.”
For more information, go to: EDD