Unemployment Benefits for Coronavirus Under the CARES Act

Author: Pat Kelly

Category: Human Resources, COVID-19

This compliance bulletin discusses how the CARES Act provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits, plus an additional $600 monthly benefit, for weeks ending before July 31, 2020. When reviewing the benefits for your state, remember there may be differences between state and federal law. For example, as of this writing on April 10, 2020, Wisconsin legislators have not elected to waive the state’s one week waiting period. Unemployment laws for all states can be found by using the free and publicly available Smart Chart created and maintained by Wolters Kluwer.

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About the Author

Pat Kelly

Posted in: Human Resources, COVID-19

Posted by Pat Kelly

Pat has been with Hausmann-Johnson Insurance since 2011, and has over 30 years of experience in employee benefits. He is passionate about building a relationship with clients beyond just being a product vendor. He forms client connections through honest communication, continuous education, and always doing what he says he is going to do. Pat works with employers of all sizes, and with both fully insured and self-funded medical clients, including defined contribution, HRA, HSA, and FSA. He also works with clients on their disability, life, dental and vision needs. Pat graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a B.S. in Recreational Resource Management. Pat was a UW Badger football player from 1976-1978, as well as a professional rugby league player in England and France from 1979-1980. He still loves being active year round and shares activities such as biking, skating, skiing and snowshoeing with his family.