On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which provided additional flexibility for state unemployment insurance agencies and additional administrative funding to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27. It expands states’ ability to provide unemployment insurance for many workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including for workers who are not ordinarily eligible for unemployment benefits.

For more information generally, go to https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus/unemployment-insurance. For nondiscrimination obligations in the delivery of unemployment insurance benefits, go to https://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?DOCN=5491.