The program provided an additional $600 per week, from federal funds, to claimants who had lost work as a result of the coronavirus pandemic as part of the Coronavirus, Aid Relief and Economic Security Act.
The CARES Act $600 unemployment payments end July 31, which means the TWC must end benefits before the end of the month and is also unable to pay partial week benefits, according to the release.
Other benefits from the CARES Act will not expire until Dec. 26 and include the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation.
Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation provides an extra 13 weeks of benefits, and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance provides up to 46 weeks of benefits to people who are self-employed or who would not otherwise qualify for state benefits.
Do my CARES Benefits end when the additional $600 ends?
No. PUA and PEUC do not expire until December 26,2020. You will continue to receive these benefits after the additional $600/week ends on 7/25. pic.twitter.com/JWhiFuTYHa
— Texas Workforce Commission (@TXWorkforce) July 10, 2020