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COVID-19 Update – May 22

Posted on May 22, 2020 by hbrooks


Emergency Unemployment Letters Mailed to Potential Claimants

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced yesterday that it will begin mailing instruction letters today to approximately 77,000 individuals who have been identified as potentially eligible to apply for 13 weeks of emergency extended unemployment benefits. This Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) is a federal program that extends the 26 weeks of regular state unemployment insurance (UI) to 39 weeks.

Approximately 65,000 letters will be mailed to individuals with a benefit year that ended between July 1, 2019 and the present, while an additional 12,000 letters will be sent to claimants who recently exhausted state benefits and have filed in the current year. Approximately 500 letters will be issued on a weekly basis as more individuals exhaust their state benefits.

For detailed instructions on how each of these groups must file for UI extensions, please click here.

Dept. of Motor Vehicles Extends Expiring Credential Deadline to 180 Days

Yesterday, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced it will be extending its previously enacted 90-day extension for residents with expiring credentials by 190 days. Eligible credentials that expire between March 10, 2020 and June 30, 2020 are automatically covered by this extension.

Deadlines have been extended for the following credentials:

  • All licenses, permits, and identification cards;
  • All registrations including International Registration Plan (IRP) and boat registrations;
  • Emissions testing and retesting;
  • Permanent disability placards;
  • Business licenses;
  • Temporary registrations;
  • Temporary (paper) licenses;
  • Flashing light permits;
  • New residents;
  • Suspension-related matters;
  • VIN verifications;
  • School bus proficiency tests;
  • Ignition interlock devices.

For more details on these extensions, please click here.

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