Additional $600 weekly payment ends July 25, 2020
August 11th update: We are reviewing the August 8th federal executive memorandum. We are actively engaging our federal partners on how exactly the benefits would be paid out, and awaiting formal guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor on the State of Minnesota’s role.
Since early April, applicants who have received an unemployment benefit payment have also received an additional $600 each week.
The federal law that authorized the additional $600 benefit is set to expire with the week ending July 25, 2020.
This means that the additional $600 payment will not be paid for weeks of unemployment July 26, 2020 and after.
How this affects you
- Unless Congress extends the additional $600 payment program, it will not be available to unemployed individuals beginning with the week of July 26, 2020.
- After the additional $600 payment expires, you will still receive your regular weekly unemployment benefit payment.
- Other CARES Act programs, including Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and the 13-week benefit extension, will continue through December 26, 2020.
- If you remain unemployed, keep requesting benefits every week.
What you need to know
- The additional $600 payment program is a federal program created by the United States Congress as part of the CARES Act.
- The law that created the program closes on July 25, 2020.
- We do not know if Congress will extend this program or replace it with another one.
- We will keep this web page updated every day to let you know if a new law has been passed.
- We are always happy to talk to you if you have questions, but our customer service agents do not have any additional information about the expiration of this program (or possible Congressional action). Everything we know will be posted on this website.
- If the additional $600 payment program is ultimately extended by Congress, we will post an update here immediately.
- If the program is replaced with a different program, we will not be able to implement it until the United States Department of Labor issues formal guidance and we are able to make any programming changes necessary to meet that guidance.
- If you need additional financial assistance, check these resources.
- Even though things are tough right now, you should look for work every week. Many employers are still hiring, but you may need to look outside of your usual industry or occupation. Online information and services are available through CareerForce.