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Important Notice: The Kansas Department of Labor is now accepting applications and weekly claims for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program at www.pua.getkansasbenefits.gov.  PUA is being rolled out in phases with the next phase being payment of the PUA benefits, which is slated to begin by May 25, 2020.

The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), which provides an additional $600 weekly payment for unemployment insurance claimants, went live starting Thursday, April 23.  The retroactive payments for prior weeks after the law went into effect on March 29, 2020, began paying out on May 7, 2020.

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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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$600 Back Payments

by Audri Smith | May 12, 2020

The back payments for the FPUC $600 weekly additional benefit began paying out on May 6. The dollar amounts are too high (per limits set by the bank) to pay everyone at once, especially combined with the weekly benefits that are paying out. KDOL will be paying out the payments over the coming days, until it is all paid. Thank you.

If you have returned to work, your retro payment will be pushed out as the pay cap allows, over the coming days.

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