Missouri Pandemic Unemployment Benefits Ending

(Jefferson City, MO) Missouri is ending it's participation in all federal pandemic related unemployment insurance programs effective Saturday, June 12 at 11:59 p.m. Governor Mike Parson made the announcement Tuesday saying it's time we end these programs that have given workers the incentive to stay out of the workforce.

The termination announced today applies to Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, Emergency Unemployment Relief for Government Entities and Nonprofit Organizations, Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 100 Percent Reimbursement of Short-Time Compensation Benefit Costs Paid Under State Law, and Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation. Today's action follows steps taken last July to require claimants to again conduct weekly work searches in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. This work search requirement had originally been waived in March of 2020 as part of an agreement with the federal government to receive funds under the CARES Act.


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