Social Security income does not need to be claimed on PUA

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The Guam Department of Labor has announced an updated guideline for filing unemployment assistance applications.

According to GDOL, social security income does not need to be reported in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance claims.

Though some social security income is taxable, it will not count as earnings in your weekly unemployment certifications.

As PUA is a new program, new guidance comes out regularly. Guam follows the guidelines set forth by Hawaii’s Unemployment Insurance program and upon reviewing Hawaii’s state law, GDOL determined that income from social security is not to be included in PUA.

For more information, call 311 or (671) 735-0527 through 0532. Follow GDOL on social media for Updates on facebook (@guamdol) and instagram (@dolguam).

Keep in mind there is a high volume of calls, however, GDOL said it is working diligently to help applicants successfully get through the unemployment claims process.

For login issues, email webadmin@dol.guam.gov. For claim or weekly certification issues, email pua.hotline@dol.guam.gov. Follow GDOL on social media for Updates on facebook (@guamdol) and instagram (@dolguam).

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