DWD launches extended benefits program


MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsinites who have run through their regular employment insurance benefits and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation can now apply for extended benefits, which would provide up to 13 additional weeks of unemployment payment.

Those who have exhausted their 26 weeks of regular UI benefits and 13 weeks of PEUC will be contacted via mail if they are potentially eligible, according to a news release from the Department of Workforce Development.

The first payable week for extended benefits is retroactive to the week ending May 23, or the first week after an individual exhausted their UI and PEUC, whichever is later. The last payable week will be the week ending Nov. 7.

Anyone who is collecting Pandemic Unemployment Assistance is ineligible to receive extended benefits, according to the DWD.

More information about the program is available on the DWD’s website.