Federal Additional Compensation (FAC) data for State Programs (expired 12/31/2010)

The FAC program provided a $25 weekly supplement to the unemployment compensation of eligible claimants. This $25 supplement, as well as any additional administrative expenses incurred by the state in paying the supplement, was 100 percent funded from Federal general revenues.

FAC was payable to individuals who were otherwise entitled under state law to receive regular unemployment compensation (UC) for weeks of unemployment. FAC was also payable to individuals who received benefits under the following Federal and other state unemployment programs:

  • Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE),
  • Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service Members (UCX),
  • Emergency Unemployment Compensation, 2008 (EUC08),
  • Extended Benefits (EB),
  • Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA),
  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA),
  • Short- Time Compensation (STC), and
  • payments under the Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) programs.

The FAC program was administered through voluntary agreements between states and the U.S. Department of Labor (the Department). FAC was payable in a state the week following the week in which the agreement was signed. In most states, where the week of unemployment ends on Saturday, the first week for which FAC may be paid was the week ending February 28, 2009.

Although the FAC program ended in December 2010, states continue to report activity such as appeals reversals and overpayment recoveries for the program. Therefore, the Department will continue to report on this FAC activity on a monthly basis.