Help when COVID-19 stops you from working

Produced by Greater Boston Legal Services
Reviewed January 19, 2020

Regular Unemployment Insurance

Pandemic Unemployment Insurance

Dependency Allowance (DA)

If you have dependent children, you can get the DA added to your weekly benefit amount.

Your benefits

  • $25 extra each week for each dependent child.
  • The maximum DA is half your weekly benefit amount.

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)

If you got any unemployment benefit during certain weeks, you qualify for an extra weekly amount.

Your benefits

  • $300/week added to your weekly benefit amount if you get any unemployment benefit from 12/27/2020 to 3/13/2021.
  • $600/week added to your weekly benefit amount if you got any unemployment benefit from 3/29/2020 to 7/25/2020.

Lost Wages Assistance (LWA)

If you got any unemployment benefits from 7/26/2020 to 9/5/2020, you qualify for an extra $300/week from 7/26/2020 to 9/5/2020.

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