As of this Saturday, Californians will stop receiving the unemployment benefits they have received until now as part of federal programs. Many will begin to see how these are reduced or expire.
Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, Mixed Unemployment Compensation, and Additional Pandemic Compensation are the four unemployment programs eliminated starting this Saturday night.
According to the California Department of Employment Development report, the extinction of these programs represents that approximately 2.2 million Californians will have this aid cut or will stop receiving it permanently.
The authorities have reported that another 500,000 Californians will not continue to receive the additional federal supplement of $ 300 weekly with their payments with these cuts. However, it is convenient to inform that if they will continue to receive regular state unemployment insurance.
For many Californians, the expiration of unemployment benefit programs occurs at the worst time since it coincides with the end of the California eviction moratorium, scheduled until September 30.
Even Los Angeles faces up to $ 100 million lawsuits from some homeowners who allege astronomical losses because the eviction moratorium caused astronomical losses.
Since these federal programs were created to help people amid the pandemic, many of those who benefited from the programs were ineligible for regular state unemployment benefits, while many others were self-employed and self-employed.
For all people who have already used all their unemployment benefits during a more critical period of unemployment, September 11 is also expected to end the federal extension program that grants up to a maximum of thirteen weeks of additional benefits. All those affected by the expiration of any of the programs should have received a notification from the EDD, indicating the cut or elimination of benefits.
For many Californians, federal unemployment benefits are coming to an end, and in this scenario, the EDD warns them of other alternatives that allow them to apply for other programs that the American Rescue Plan has extended. These plans include health insurance through Covered California, rental assistance and utilities from the Housing is Key program, and up to $ 234 per person per month in food assistance through CalFresh.
People should also know important details such as that some who were receiving help through federal programs if they have not received any income in the last 18 months are not qualified for regular state unemployment insurance.
To help people explore whether they are eligible for other aid and programs, the EDD offers an online calculator for Californians to estimate any potential benefit amount they can earn. Some of these benefits offer weekly figures that can range from $ 40 to $ 450.