Do I get paid for the ‘waiting week’ if I have a Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claim or a Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) claim? April 26, 2021 00:54 Updated No. These programs do not have a ‘waiting week’. You’ve already been paid for your first eligible week. Related articles What if I claimed my ‘waiting week’ before March 8, 2020? Will I receive the additional Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) payment along with my ‘waiting week’ benefit? What if there is a balance remaining on my claim? I have either a regular UI or PUA claim and I’m not self-employed. I received a payment from my employer through their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan for this week. Since I haven’t claimed my week yet do I need to report this as earnings? How do I file a weekly PUA claim?