Where can I learn more?

The Century Foundation put together a Q&A with Unemployment Insurance experts on the unemployment provisions in the American Rescue Plan.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has a guide to the unemployment rate in every state and how many weeks of unemployment benefits are available in each of them, along with a detailed explanation of the purpose of unemployment insurance, how it works, how it’s funded, and its effects on the broader economy.

Vox explains how to sign up for unemployment benefits during the coronavirus crisis and answers questions about eligibility, process requirements, and benefit amounts.

The National Employment Law Project breaks down the three new unemployment insurance programs created by the CARES Act: PUC, PEUC, and PUA. NELP also explained the unemployment provisions in the December 2020 relief bill and wrote a handy FAQ on unemployment insurance for workers.

CNBC succinctly explains the new MEUC program for mixed earners.

What you need to know about unemployment benefits and income taxes.