PUA is for individuals who are self-employed, contract workers, or who worked too few hours to qualify for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. You can use our Online Claim System to file your PUA claim.
New PUA claims may be backdated. If you filed:
- On or after Dec. 28, 2020, you can backdate your claim to Dec. 6, 2020.
- On or before Dec. 27, 2020, you can backdate or claim weeks on an existing claim as far back as Feb. 2, 2020.