The Kansas Department of Labor, including the Contact Center, is closed on Monday, May 25, 2020 to observe Memorial Day. We will have limited staff making outbound calls, but no staff will be accepting inbound calls. Due to the holiday, payment of unemployment insurance benefits may be delayed.
The Kansas Department of Labor is now accepting applications and weekly claims for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program at www.pua.getkansasbenefits.gov. PUA is being rolled out in phases with the next phase being payment of the PUA benefits, which is slated to begin by May 25, 2020.
The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), which provides an additional $600 weekly payment for unemployment insurance claimants, went live starting Thursday, April 23. The retroactive payments for prior weeks after the law went into effect on March 29, 2020, began paying out on May 7, 2020. Continue to monitor our website or follow us on social media for the latest updates on new programs and legislation.
The Kansas Department of Labor's IT system has been struggling due to the heavy load placed upon it by enormous claims volumes. The benefits site, www.GetKansasBenefits.gov, is now accessible, however you may still experience delays when filing your claims.
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