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Direction for Texans in Need of Unemployment Insurance Benefits Extensions

Date: April 23, 2020

Media Contact: Cisco Gamez
Phone: 512-463-8556


AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) advises that no action is needed by those claimants who  may have recently exhausted, or will soon exhaust, their Unemployment Insurance (UI). TWC will determine if you qualify for additional benefits under any of the pandemic unemployment programs and notify you by mail or electronic correspondence. We encourage you to make sure your address and email are up to date with TWC so that we can reach you.

In order to be eligible for up to thirteen weeks of extended benefits, also known as Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), applicants must meet the following:

  • Original UI claim was dated on or after July 8, 2018;
  • Exhausted all entitlement to regular UI benefits;
  • Not eligible for benefits in any other state or territory; and
  • Current benefits will be exhausted by December 20, 2020.

If you meet the above criteria, TWC will notify you by mail or electronic correspondence.

Please do not attempt to apply for benefits again. This could produce a system error. This will not affect your ability to get PEUC, but it could delay processing.

The last payable week for PEUC is December 26, 2020.


The Texas Workforce Commission is a state agency dedicated to helping Texas employers, workers and communities prosper economically. For details on TWC and the services it offers in coordination with its network of local workforce development boards, call 512-463-8942 or visit www.texasworkforce.org. To receive notifications about TWC programs and services subscribe to our email updates.

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