Missouri unemployment Extended Benefits program ends

The Rolla Daily News

Due to Missouri’s economic recovery, the U.S. Department of Labor has notified the state that it has “triggered off” of the unemployment Extended Benefits program, making Missouri no longer eligible for the program. 

The Missouri Department of Labor said the current week is the last payable week on the Extended Benefits program. Extended Benefits cannot be paid to any claimant for weeks of unemployment after Saturday regardless of any remaining balance of Extended Benefits entitlement, according to the department in a news release. 

Those who were receiving Extended Benefits may be eligible for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. Claimants may apply for PUA at UInteract.labor.mo.gov. For additional information regarding entitlement to PUA benefits, visit labor.mo.gov/sites/labor/files/Pandemic_Unemployment_Assistance_bri.pdf.