Two More Weeks Until PUA Applications Available, According to California Department of Labor
California Labor Secretary Julie A. Sureleased an open letter todaythat contains more information on the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program, which extends unemployment benefits to the self-employed and independent contractors. In this letter, Secretary Su announced the California Employment Development Department (EDD) will need an additional two weeks to have the application system up and running. Once the system goes live, she anticipates individuals will be able to receive payments within 24 to 48 hours of their applications being approved.
C.A.R. is continuing to urge the EDD to move as quickly as possible to get our members much-needed relief. We will communicate the actual application start date, along with other guidance, as soon as that information is made available by the EDD.