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13-week extension of unemployment benefits now available

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) announced today that after extensive testing, the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program is now open to applicants.

The PEUC program adds 13 weeks of Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits to a regular claim for those that are eligible. Regular UI is normally available for 26 weeks, and with the 13-week extension, the total eligibility for benefits is 39 weeks. PEUC is not available to Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claimants, as that program is already extended to 39 weeks.

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