Iowa Workforce Development Communications
For Immediate Release
Date: Oct. 23, 2020
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USDOL notifies IWD that due to economic recovery, State Extended Benefits program will end Oct. 31, 2020
DES MOINES - Due to Iowa's economic recovery, the U.S. Department of Labor has notified Iowa that it has "triggered off" of the unemployment Extended Benefits (EB) program, making Iowans no longer eligible for the program. This means Iowa's insured unemployment rate has averaged below 5% for the last 13 weeks.
The last payable week on the EB program is the week ending October 31, 2020. Extended Benefits cannot be paid to any claimant for weeks of unemployment after October 31, 2020, even if they have not yet received 13 weeks of EB. Those who lose EB may be eligible for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. Claimants may apply for PUA at https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/pua-information
For additional information regarding entitlement to unemployment insurance benefits, visit - https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/.