Iowa “triggered off” of the unemployment Extended Benefits (EB) program, meaning that Iowa’s unemployment rate averaged below 5% for the last 13 weeks.
The state advises that the last payable week on the EB program is the week ending October 31, 2020. EB 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.
However, please be aware that those who lose EB may be eligible for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. Claimants may apply this program at https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/pua-information.
Please visit the state’s website for additional information about unemployment insurance benefits: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/.
Our office will monitor COVID-19 updates closely and will send out additional announcements as we become aware of any updates. You can also review these updates on our website at https://thomas-and-company.com/covid-19/ too.
Please reach out to your representative with any questions.