Missouri Issuing Extra $300 Federal Complement To Unemployed

The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DOLIR) in Missouri last week began processing $ 300 Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) payments to eligible unemployed people.

Payments were made under the Continued Assistance to Unemployed Persons Act of 2020.

The last payable week is the week ending March 13, 2021.

FPUC offers those eligible for at least one dollar of unemployment benefits during the week an additional $ 300 per week as a federal allowance.

The previous program started on March 29, 2020 and expired on July 25. It provided over $ 2.9 billion in benefit payments to eligible Missourians.

Applicants do not need to take any additional action to receive the additional payment.

FPUC services are payable from the week starting December 27, 2020. In weeks for which payment was requested prior to this date, the FPUC surcharge is not included.

The Department of Employment Security (DES) said child support payments, existing non-fraudulent overpayments, and taxes – for those who opted for withholding tax – reduce both the $ 300 payment and all weekly unemployment payments.

DES will continue to make announcements to expand Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) as it receives implementation guidelines from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Before calling DES, visit for additional information on unemployment. Check out how-to videos at, search for correspondence and entitlement status at, and ask questions about unemployment to the ministry’s virtual assistant at .gov.

For those struggling during this time, the Missouri Service Navigator can help connect individuals and families with important local services. Additional resources and information can be found at

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