COVID-19 Information for State Unemployment Insurance Agencies

Below is a list guidance, policies, and resources to help states respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • UIPL 20-21: State Instructions for Assessing Fraud Penalties and Processing Overpayment Waivers under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, as Amended
  • UIPL 19-21: Benefits Held by Banks and Financial Institutions as a Result of Suspicious and/or Potentially Fraudulent Activity and the Proportional Distribution Methodology Required for Recovering/Returning Federally Funded Unemployment Compensation (UC) Program Funds.
  • UIPL 16-21: Identity Verification for Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claims.
  • UIPL 14-21: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) – Key Unemployment Insurance (UI) Provisions.
  • UIPL 9-21: Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act of 2020 (Continued Assistance Act) – Summary of Key Unemployment Insurance (UI) Provisions.
  • UIPL 28-20, Change 1: Additional Funding for Identity Verification or Verification of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Claimants and Funding to Assist with Efforts to Prevent and Detect Fraud and Identity Theft as well as Recover Fraud Overpayments in the PUA and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) Programs.
  • UIPL 28-20: Addressing Fraud in the Unemployment Insurance (UI) System and Providing States with Funding to Assist with Efforts to Prevent and Detect Fraud and Identity Theft and Recover Fraud Overpayments in the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) Programs
  • UIPL 27-20 Change 1: Presidential Memorandum on Authorizing the Other Needs Assistance Program for Major Disaster Declarations Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)—Unemployment Insurance (UI) Related Technical Assistance for States Administering Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Questions and Answers
  • UIPL 27-20: Presidential Memorandum on Authorizing the Other Needs Assistance Program for Major Disaster Declarations Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)-Unemployment Insurance (UI)-Related Technical Assistance for States Administering Lost Wages Assistance (LWA).
  • UIPL 25-20: Benefit Accuracy Measurement (BAM) Program Operations in Response to the Coronavirus Disease of 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic.
  • UIPL 24-20, Change 1: Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act (Continued Assistance Act) of 2020 – Provisions Affecting the Federal-State Extended Benefits Program
  • UIPL 24-20: Temporary Changes to the Federal-State Extended Benefits (EB) Program in Response to the Economic Impacts of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)Pandemic Emergency.
  • UIPL 23-20: Program Integrity for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program and the UI Programs Authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 - Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) Programs.
  • UIPL 22-20: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 – Short-Time Compensation (STC) Program Grants.
  • UIPL 21-20: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 - Short-Time Compensation (STC) Program Provisions and Guidance Regarding 100 Percent Federal Reimbursement of Certain State STC Payments.
  • UIPL 20-20: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 - Operating, Financial, and Reporting Instructions for Section 2105: Temporary Full Federal Funding of the First Week of Compensable Regular Unemployment for States with No Waiting Week is posted.
  • UIPL 18-20, Change 2: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) - Amendments to the Emergency Unemployment Relief for State and Local Governmental Entities, Certain Nonprofit Organizations, and Federally-Recognized Indian Tribes.
  • UIPL 18-20, Change 1: Amendments to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 – Emergency Unemployment Relief for State and Local Governmental Entities, Certain Nonprofit Organizations, and Federally-Recognized Indian Tribes
  • UIPL 18-20: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 – Emergency Unemployment Relief for State and Local Governmental Entities, Certain Nonprofit Organizations, and Federally-Recognized Indian Tribes
  • UIPL 17-20, Change 3: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) - Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) Program: Extension, Elimination of Transition Rule, Increase in Total Benefits, and Extension of Coordination Rule.
  • UIPL 17-20, Change 2: Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act of 2020—Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) Program: Extension, Transition Rule, Increase in Total Benefits, and Coordination Rules.
  • UIPL 17-20, Change 1: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020-Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) Program: Questions and Answers, and Revised Reporting Instructions for the PEUC ETA 227.
  • UIPL 17-20: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020-Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) Program Operating, Financial, and Reporting Instructions
  • UIPL 16-20, Change 5: Continued Assistance to Unemployed Workers Act of 2020-Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program: Expanded Eligibility Provisions for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program
  • UIPL 16-20, Change 4: Continued Assistance to Unemployed Workers Act of 2020-Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program: Updated Operating Instructions and Reporting Changes
  • UIPL 16-20, Change 3: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 – Eligibility of Individuals who are Caregivers for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) in the Context of School Systems Reopening
  • UIPL 16-20, Change 2: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 – Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Additional Questions and Answers
  • UIPL 16-20, Change 1: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 – Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program Reporting Instructions and Questions and Answers
  • UIPL 16-20: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 - Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program Operating, Financial, and Reporting Instructions
  • UIPL 15-20, Change 4: American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) - Extensions to the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) Program and Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) Program
  • UIPL 15-20, Change 3: Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers (Continued Assistance) Act of 2020 — Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) Program Reauthorization and Modification and Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) Program Operating, Reporting, and Financial Instruction
  • UIPL 15-20, Change 2: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020—New Data Collection Instrument and Revised Reporting Instructions for Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC).
  • UIPL 15-20, Change 1: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 - Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) Program Reporting Instructions and Questions and Answers.
  • UIPL 15-20: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 - Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) Program Operating, Financial, and Reporting Instructions
  • UIPL 14-20, Change 1: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 - Questions and Answers
  • UIPL 14-20: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 – Summary of Key Unemployment Insurance (UI) Provisions and Guidance Regarding Temporary Emergency State Staffing Flexibility
  • UIPL 13-20, Change 1: Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Division D Emergency Unemployment Insurance Stabilization and Access Act of 2020 (EUISAA) - Reporting Instructions, Modification to Emergency Administrative Grants Application Requirement, and Questions and Answers.
  • UIPL 13-20: Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Division D Emergency Unemployment Insurance Stabilization and Access Act of 2020
  • UIPL 12-01, Change 1: Outsourcing of Unemployment Compensation Administrative Functions – Claims Taking
  • UIPL 12-01: Outsourcing of Unemployment Compensation Administrative Functions
  • UIPL 10-20, Change 1: Unemployment Compensation (UC) for Individuals Affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Interpretation of "Between and Within Terms" Denial Provisions in Section 3304(a)(6)(A) of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA)
  • UIPL 10-20: Unemployment Compensation (UC) for Individuals Affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Additional Guidance and Resources

Fraud Alert

Funding to States

CARES Act Program Data

FEMA Lost Wages Supplemental Payment Assistance Program