Find information about unemployment benefits in Texas, including eligibility requirements, how to apply, request and receive payments, estimate your weekly benefit amount and appeal procedures, visit the Texas Workforce Commission
UPDATE: The federal government has extended federal unemployment benefits available under the CARES Act for an additional 11 weeks. PUA, PEUC, & FPUC will be available through March 13, 2021.
To receive these extended benefits, continue to request payment and complete work search activities while unemployed.
► PUA (Pandemic Unemployment Assistance): now available through March 13, 2021, or up to 50 total weeks of eligibility, whichever comes first. Additional documentation of eligibility may be required beginning in January. As we receive US DOL guidance, we will provide additional information.
► PEUC (Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation): now available through March 13, 2021, or up to 24 total weeks of eligibility, whichever comes first. Claimants currently receiving benefits through the Extended Benefits program must finish all 13 weeks of EB before receiving additional weeks of PEUC.
► FPUC (Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation): benefits will resume with $300 weekly payments for an additional 11 weeks through March 13, 2021. To receive FPUC benefits, you must be receiving UI, PEUC, EB, or PUA. FPUC benefits will not be paid from July 27 to December 26, 2020, per federal guidelines.
► Established PUA or PEUC claims on or before March 13, 2021? Still eligible for additional weeks? You may continue to claim benefits until you have collected the maximum number of weeks OR the week ending April 10, 2021, whichever comes first.
► $600 stimulus check: This will come from the IRS, not the Texas Workforce Commission
Please continue to check your preferred correspondence method for updates.
To get the UI, PUA, PEUC, EB, and FPUC benefits you are entitled to, you MUST request payments and perform job search activities weekly while unemployed.