All 50 states, D.C. now paying unemployment benefits; Guam is not

(U.S. Department of Labor)

The U.S. Department of Labor Thursday announced that the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation’s (FPUC) weekly unemployment compensation is now being paid to eligible individuals in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The FPUC is not yet in operation on Guam. Officials have said that all required paperwork has been submitted to the federal government but approval has not yet been granted.

The Governor has said that final approval and funding for Guam’s FPUC program is not expected until the second week of May, or later.

The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program is authorized by the CARES Act. It would provide $600 a week in unemployment compensation for 13 weeks to workers who have been laid off as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.