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Wisconsin Residents Must Provide Documentation to Receive Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

Monday, February 22nd, 2021 -- 10:12 AM

(WMTV) Wisconsinites must provide documentation in order to continue receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development announced Friday.

Benefit seekers must send proof of employment or self-employment, or the planned start of employment, for the year before the PUA application date. Anyone who fails to provide proof must repay any PUA benefits received on Dec. 27, 2020 or later, according to federal law.

PUA provides benefits for those who are not eligible under normal unemployment insurance, such as people who are self-employed or some independent contractors, according to a news release.  The DWD will be sending a notice out to thousands of residents as part of the new requirement.


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