Last updated on 11/5/2020 at 3:15 pm
NOTE: DWD is currently programming its IT system in order to make EB payments. DWD anticipates programming to be complete in December.
Wisconsin triggered onto the Extended Benefit (EB) program, which provides additional unemployment benefits to those who exhaust previous benefits, effective May 17, 2020 due to an increase in the state's unemployment rate. Wisconsin has met the criteria for turning off the EB program effective November 7, 2020. No EB payments can be made for weeks claimed after week ending November 7, 2020 (UI week 45/20).
Unemployed individuals who exhaust their regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) may be eligible for an additional 13 weeks of benefits.
NOTE: The EB program does not apply to individuals collecting Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).
DWD is currently programming its IT system in order to make EB payments. DWD anticipates programming to be complete in December. After EB is programmed, individuals with remaining balances of regular UI or PEUC will continue to draw those benefit payments until exhausted.
Individuals with remaining balances of regular UI or PEUC when programming is complete will continue to draw those benefit payments until exhausted. Individuals filing will be provided messaging in their claimant portal prior to exhausting benefits, and will be able to submit a new initial application to continue their benefit payment under EB.
Individuals no longer filing at that time programming is complete will be identified and notified of potential eligibility by mail.
You must exhaust all regular UI benefits and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment (PEUC) compensation before you may file an application for EB.
You must file an initial application.
Yes, if you are eligible for EB between 5/17/20, when Wisconsin triggered onto EB, and 7/25/20, when FPUC ends you will receive the $600 for each week you are eligible for a payment.
If you have exhausted regular UI and PEUC, after programming is complete, you will have the opportunity to file for EB and receive all back payments due to you.
In this example, you would receive 3 weeks of EB. The last week we can pay EB is for the week ending November 7 (UI week 45/20). You can receive EB from the first week you are eligible for 13 total weeks, or through the week ending November 7, whichever happens sooner.