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Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA): Expanded Unemployment Eligibility During the Coronavirus Emergency

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Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provides benefits for NJ workers who are:

  1. not eligible for unemployment benefits in any state, including self-employed workers (independent workers, “gig” workers)

  2. otherwise able and available to work except that they are unemployed, partially unemployed, or unable or unavailable to work due to a COVID-19 qualifying reason, and 

  3. able to demonstrate labor market attachment, through earnings or an official work offer.