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NMDWS News Release-December 15, 2020: Virtual Town Hall-End of CARES Act Unemployment Programs

For Immediate Release

December 15, 2020

Contact: Stacy Johnston

Acting Public Information Officer


Virtual Town Hall End of CARES Act Unemployment Programs

(Albuquerque, NM) – All unemployment compensation programs created by the CARES Act are scheduled to expire on December 26, 2020, without further congressional action. Programs that will be affected by this expiration are Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC). The last payable week for PUA and PEUC benefits will be the week ending December 26 regardless of an existing dollar balance or remaining eligible weeks. This Wednesday the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions will host a virtual town hall in regards to the scheduled end of benefits. Secretary McCamley along with subject matter experts will be on hand to provide further details on what claimants can expect, answer questions, and provide information on available resources and services from other agencies.

Virtual Town Hall

WHO: New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions

WHAT: End of CARES Act Unemployment programs Town Hall for claimants that will go over additional details regarding the end of benefits, hearing from other agencies on available resources and services, and allow time for questions.

WHERE: Register to attend the event through this link.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 16, 2020

This Virtual Town Hall will be recorded and available on the NMDWS official YouTube page at after the event.




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