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Important Notice:
Beginning this week (July 5, 2020), some claimants are transitioning from PEUC (Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation) to Extended Benefits (EB). Individuals impacted by the transition have been directly contacted and will see a delay in payment.

Continue to monitor our website or follow us on social media for the latest updates on new programs and legislation.

The Kansas Department of Labor’s IT system has been struggling due to the heavy load placed upon it by enormous claims volumes. The benefits site, www.GetKansasBenefits.gov, is now accessible, however you may still experience delays when filing your claims.

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The Kansas Department of Labor provides workers and employers with information and services that are accurate and timely, efficient and effective, fair and impartial. Administered by employees that understand the value and importance of public service to their fellow Kansans.

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News and Alerts

GetKansasBenefits.gov Availability Update

Beginning Tuesday, August 4, in an effort to improve our website and reduce lag time for users, we are adjusting the time when nightly claims processing will begin.

Following are the times that the website will be available for users to apply for benefits and file weekly claims:
• Sunday from noon to Monday at 9:15 p.m.
• Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.
• Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 a.m. on Sunday

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) $600 expiring

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) is set to expire July 25, 2020. FPUC provides an additional $600 weekly payment for unemployment insurance claimants that are receiving a weekly benefit. FPUC is part of the federal CARES Act.

Individuals were eligible for the $600 payments from March 29, until July 25, 2020, if they were receiving Regular Benefits (State Unemployment), Shared Work, Trade Readjustment Assistance, Disaster Unemployment Assistance, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), or Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC). If a claimant is owed retroactive payments that fall within the FPUC program’s time period, once they file and are approved, they will receive any benefits owed, including the FPUC $600 weekly benefit.

Labor Market Report June 2020

IMPORTANT NOTE: This release includes nonfarm jobs and labor force estimates for June 2020. Data collected for this report references the week including June 12th. Reopening decisions were transferred to local officials on May 26, 2020. Counties following the ‘Ad Astra Plan to Reopen Kansas’ moved to Phase Three on June 8, 2020. Additional resources for affected workers and employers may be found at the Kansas Department of Labor’s website: www.dol.ks.gov and www.GetKansasBenefits.gov.  

Preliminary estimates reported by the Labor Market Information Services (LMIS) division of the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 7.5 percent in June. This was a decrease from 10.0 percent in May and an increase from 3.1 percent in June 2019.

Read more here.

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Additional Dept. of Labor Resources for Kansans

Governor Laura Kelly announced a new customer service hotline and email for Kansans who have been affected by the recent duplicate payments. Kansans can reach out to the Department of Labor for assistance at the following resources:

Duplicate payment hotline: (785) 580-2602

Duplicate payment email: KDOL.DuplicateConcerns@ks.gov

Read more here.

Routine processing delays

The Kansas Department of Labor is notifying claimants of routine processing delays of unemployment insurance benefits due to the Kansas fiscal year ending and the Independence Day holiday. Unemployment claims processed on June 29th  will pay out on July 2nd. Unemployment claims processed on June 30th  will pay out on July 6th due to the observance of the Independence Day holiday. 

This site contains certain limited statistical and financial data relating to activities of the Kansas Department of Labor, which is an agency of the State of Kansas, and has not been prepared or maintained as a source of investor information and should not be relied upon for investment purposes. Investor information regarding State bonds is available at www.emma.msrb.org.