Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)

The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) pays an additional $600 of benefits each week in addition to other Unemployment Insurance (UI) or similar benefits you are eligible to receive. It is paid as a separate payment in the same week as your other unemployment benefits.

You are eligible to receive FPUC if you are collecting benefits under any of the following programs: 

  • Regular Unemployment Insurance 
  • Unemployment Insurance for Civilian Federal Employees (UCFE) 
  • Unemployment Insurance for Ex-Service Members (UCX) 
  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) 
  • Work Share 
  • Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA) 
  • Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) 
  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) 
  • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), or 
  • Extended Benefits (EB)

FPUC is payable for the week beginning Sunday, March 29, 2020 through the week ending July 25, 2020.


You do not need to apply separately to receive FPUC benefits. FPUC will be automatically paid when you receive your normal unemployment insurance benefits.


We began making payments on April 10, 2020. FPUC will be paid retroactively for all eligible weeks.


Possibly. You are still required to report all earnings on your weekly claims, including vacation, paid time off, and other leave pay. As long as you qualify for any amount of payment on the benefit program you participate in, you will receive the total amount of $600. Earnings deduction only applies to your other benefits.


Yes. You can chose to have taxes withheld from your UI benefits. Taxes will be withheld on the same basis from the $600 payment.


The CARES Act provides federal funding to cover half of the costs of reimbursable benefits and provides additional flexibility for these entities to pay the other half over time. Workers for these entities are eligible for the weekly $600 Pandemic Unemployment Compensation.

    Read More FPUC Frequently Asked Questions Here

 Situation in the U.S. and Globally

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) leads the U.S. response. The World Health Organization (WHO) guides the global response.

 Information from CDC   Information from WHO

 Resources for the Community

Social Distancing


Spread facts, not fear.

Oregon is seeing an increase in incidents of discrimination and harassment related to the COVID-19 virus. It is important that all people, businesses, and other organizations act on facts, not bias or xenophobia. Health officials confirm there are no links between COVID-19 infection and a person’s race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ability, or national origin. COVID-19 can infect anyone who is exposed to it, and anyone can spread COVID-19. 


In consideration of staffing challenges and health concerns due to COVID-19, Governor Kate Brown announced a statewide closure of Oregon K-12 schools from Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, April 28.

OHA knows we are asking a lot of Oregonians in order to protect those who are particularly vulnerable to this virus, and there is a lot of fear and anxiety in our communities. Educators are the heart of our schools, which in turn are the heart of our communities. In the wake of COVID-19’s arrival in Oregon, our schools are facing operational and business challenges.

We stand with the governor and our education partners as they make difficult decisions in response to these operational challenges in their school communities.

Resources from Oregon Department of Education

Child Care Resources from Early Learning Division

In partnership with OHA, the Early Learning Division (ELD) has created new tools for addressing concerns in child care around COVID-19.

Resources from Oregon Higher Education

Updated on September 21st, 2020 01:49PM