GDOL to batch unemployment claims every other Tuesday

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Unemployment claimants can expect their benefits to be batched every other Tuesday by the Guam Department of Labor as it administers the Continued Assistance Act which
extends Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation.

The Department will also focus on the new notifications and guidance included in the Act that it must implement into the new program.

The next batch is expected to be Feb. 2.

The Department expects to remain on this bi-weekly payment schedule unless there is a need for a special batch or there is a change in circumstances.

“We are pretty much caught up to date with batching payments for cleared claims and want to stay on top of that. Batching every other week allows us to ensure our claimants are paid while giving us time to fulfill the new requirements of the Continued Assistance Act,” said Labor Director David Dell’Isola.

The Department also reminds the public that the 1099 tax forms for pandemic unemployment benefits will be issued by the due date of Jan. 31, and will also be available online. GDOL will announce when claimants can logon to their hireguam.com dashboards to download and print their 1099 form for tax filing purposes.

Dell’Isola also continues to work with Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero and Del. Michael San Nicolas on finding a solution for those working reduced hours who may not be eligible for PUA.

The Labor Department will keep the public informed. Please stay tuned to the media.

For more information on the unemployment assistance programs go to dol.guam.gov. For login issues, email webadmin@dol.guam.gov. For claim or weekly certification issues, email pua.hotline@dol.guam.gov.

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