GDOL: 2nd PUA runs out this week but don’t apply yet for 3rd PUA

GDOL PUA processing center (PNC file photo)

For many, PUA benefits run out this week.

With the American Rescue Plan signed into law, what’s next?

Guam Department of Labor director Dave Dell’Isola told Newstalk K57’s Patti Arroyo Tuesday morning that jurisdictions across the country are still in the planning and testing stages, including Guam.

But everyone’s still waiting for the final guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor.

For the time being, many people have reached the 50-week limit for PUA benefits.

Dell’Isola said that if your benefits expire today to not file a new claim next week.

He said to not file any new claims until the Guam Department of Labor gives the go-ahead.

Although Dell’Isola said that there’s still much that’s uncertain about unemployment benefits at this point, Guam is in the same boat as other jurisdictions so he’s confident that the U.S. Department of Labor is moving fast to finalize its new plan.

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“The best thing I can tell them right now is to of course stay tuned … I’m hoping that in the next two weeks, before we batch two more Tuesdays from now … that we’ll have everything worked out. In the meanwhile, we’re going to have some notices put on board. But I hope that we have everything put into place when USDOL gets us those guidances,” Dell’Isola said.

Dell’Isola said that the Guam Department of Labor batched more than $27 million worth of claims today.

He said that money should hit people’s bank accounts by the end of this week.