DLI issues 20,000 UI payments for the week of October 26 through October 30

The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that 20,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling over $7.5M were issued the week of October 26 through October 30, providing benefits to eligible Montanans.

That figure includes regular UI benefits, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) benefits, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits, and Extended Benefits. Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) payments shown below were issued for weeks claimed and not previously approved between UI weeks ending April 4 through July 25, 2020. The UI week ending July 25, 2020, was the last full week the extra $600 was authorized under the federal CARES Act.

Below is a data breakdown of outgoing UI payments for the week of October 26 through October 30:

Date Payments Distributed

Regular UI Benefits

Reg UI & PEUC FPUC Payments

PUA Benefits

PUA-FPUC Payments

PEUC Benefits

Extended Benefits

Total Payments - $

Total # of Payments

26-Oct

$2,190,711

$168,702

$40,512

$893,298

$158,015

$3,446,047

10,338

27-Oct

$412,972

$33,600

$1,303,766

$55,904

$125,426

$19,307

$1,955,256

6,661

28-Oct

$323,627

$314,891

$124,200

$78,793

$11,518

$851,632

1,419

29-Oct

$263,124

$301,787

$110,881

$55,951

$11,446

$733,793

994

30-Oct

$284,562

$229,555

$62,207

$47,776

$2,596

$629,042

651

Total

$3,474,996

$33,600

$2,318,701

$393,704

$1,201,244

$202,882

$7,615,770

20,063

The above figures do not represent the number of individuals who have received payment. Individual claimants could have multiple payments in that total, or one payment representing multiple weeks’ worth of benefits.  

DLI continues to encourage anyone who believes they may be eligible for UI to file a claim online at MontanaWorks.gov, or at mtpua.mt.gov for those that fall under the PUA eligibility guidelines. Those with technical, eligibility, or benefits questions are encouraged to view the COVID-19 resource website at dli.mt.gov/covid-19. A variety of information for both Montana workers and employers are available, in addition to resources to help claimants navigate the unemployment process.  

A landing page for easy access to relevant Labor Market Information, including UI claims data, is available here: dli.mt.gov/labor-market-information.

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