ADOL Has Disbursed More Than $1.5 Billion in Unemployment Benefits; Payments Represent 92% of Claims Paid
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Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced today that ADOL has disbursed more than $1.5 billion in COVID-19 related unemployment compensation benefits. Alabama is paying benefits under all three programs covered in the CARES Act: Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC).
$1,597,770,137 has been paid to 292,493 claimants in COVID-19 related benefits over the period covering March 16 – June 3, 2020. This represents 1,714,392 weeks paid.
$1,147,359,000 of those funds are FPUC, the $600 stimulus benefit added to weekly unemployment compensation benefits.
$34,302,995 represent PUA funds, and $8,834,035 represent PEUC funds.
ADOL has issued payments to 92% of those filing COVID-19 related active claims since March 16, 2020.
|1. Claimants Filing||407,468||464,678|
|2. Claimants Paid||292,493||337,132|
|3. Initial Claims Filed||450,426||512,109|
|4. Total Active Claims||318,533||389,885|
|5. Weekly Certifications Filed||1,955,860||2,368,476|
|6. Weeks Paid||1,714,392||2,028,862|