COVID-19 & Missouri’s EB Program

By October 8, 2020December 1st, 2020COVID-19

Missouri “triggered off” of the unemployment Extended Benefits (EB) program, making claimants no longer eligible for the benefits provided by this program. The last payable week on the EB program will be the week ending October 10, 2020. Benefits under the EB program cannot be paid to any claimant for weeks of unemployment after October 10, 2020, regardless of any residual EB balances. Individuals who receive benefits with the EB program may be eligible for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program instead. Individuals may apply for PUA at

For additional information about PUA benefits, please visit: For more information about other federal unemployment programs, please visit


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 too.

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Mike Parker

Author Mike Parker

Mike has 30 years of experience in unemployment cost control management, and has been with Thomas & Company for 25 years. He is the primary contact with state agencies building strong relationships, lobbying for opportunities that increase quality of service and efficiencies, and insuring compliance with state specific requirements. He works with the client service team, answering technical questions related to the unemployment insurance programs administered by the individual states and oversees the processes associated with wage audits and fraudulent claim inquiries. Mike is a member of the SIDES Operations Committee and currently sits on four Operations Committee subcommittees.

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