Alabama to end participation in federal unemployment programs
Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey wants her residents to return to work.
She announced Monday that the state would end their participation in all federally funded unemployment programs on June 19th.
That includes the following programs:
- Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), which provides for an additional $300 weekly payment to recipients of unemployment compensation.
- Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), which provides benefits for those who would not usually qualify, such as the self-employed, gig workers, and part-time workers,
- Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), which provides for an extension of benefits once regular benefits have been exhausted, and
- Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation (MEUC), which provides an additional $100 benefit to certain people with mixed earnings.
Those who sign up before then will still receive benefits until that date.
Governor Ivey says that these programs are making it difficult for businesses to find employees.
Arkansas, Montana, and South Carolina are also exiting the programs.
They plan to do so by the end of June.