Financing for extended benefits from the American Rescue Plan Act ends

Aneela SiddiquiWeb Editor

11th Sep, 2021. 01:10 pm
American Rescue Plan Act

Financing for extended benefits from the American Rescue Plan Act ends on Saturday. The statement was made last month by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).

Other federal unemployment programs, including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), expired last week.

The Illinois Unemployment Insurance (UI) Act mandates funding from federal for extended benefits to continue to be active.

Federal funding for EB will stop on September 11 according to the US Department of Labor’s interpretation of American Rescue Plan Act Section 9022.

Federal financing for EB will stop on September 11 according to the US Department of Labor’s interpretation of ARPA Section 9022.

Because the federal government will no longer subsidise the cost of EB after September 11, the programme will expire and claimants in Illinois will no longer be eligible.

Claimants in need of further state resources or assistance are encouraged to visit IDES.Illinois.gov/MoreAssistance for information about helpful programs.

Claimants with questions about existing claims should call 800.244.5631 and schedule a callback.

Illinois: 30,000 new COVID-19 cases reported over past week

Since last Friday, August 27, 2021, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 30,319 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus  (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 178 additional deaths.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 78 percent of Illinois adults have gotten at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, and more than 61 percent of Illinois people are completely vaccinated.

As of Thursday night, 2,286 people in Illinois had been diagnosed with COVID-19 and were in the hospital. There were 551 ICU patients and 302 COVID-19 patients on ventilators.

185,014 people have reported since Friday, August 27, 2021.

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