San Nicolas: No change in statute with regard to PUA eligibility

Guam Congressman Michael San Nicolas (PNC file photo)

Congressman Michael San Nicolas has issued a statement saying that the recent guidance referenced by the Guam Director of Labor director David Dell’Isola affecting PUA eligibility for workers with reduced hours is not consistent with statute.

Dell’Isola said today that he confirmed the change in PUA eligibility with his federal counterparts.

Dell’Isola said if he didn’t warn people that they’re no longer eligible for PUA, they might receive money but then be on the hook to reimburse the federal government.

But San Nicolas stressed that Congress has made no change in law to prompt this dramatic shift in interpretation.

“And we will work with the Biden Administration to fix the confusion. The public is urged not to panic as we work to address this misinterpretation,” the congressman said.