CNMI opens applications for pandemic unemployment benefits

CNMI Official Seal (PNC file photo)

The CNMI’s unemployment application for affected employees to register is set to open on June 17, Wednesday.

The online platform is very similar to Guam’s. It is called

CNMI DOL staff hosted a virtual information session Monday morning to walk through the application process.

While there are many similarities, unlike Guam, the CNMI’s process will accept paper packages.

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Eugene Tebuteb, CNMI Department of Labor, said: “We’re offering the service to enter your information into our PUA system, but if you can apply online, I think that would help us a lot, as far as the time it takes to process your applications. We obviously are offering the option of you picking up the application here, because we do understand that not everyone has access to a computer.”

CNMI Labor estimates they’ll receive around 7,000 to 10,000 applications, including those who’ve been affected by the mass government furloughs.

The CNMI has the same $150 earnings disregard as Guam and they too qualify for the $600 FPUC bump until the end of July.