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Cares Act $600 Dollar Unemployment Benefit Expires July 31, 2020

Date: June 10, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The $2.2 trillion package included various provisions increasing and expanding unemployment insurance benefits available to Flight Attendants unable to work due to COVID-19. 

Under the provisions of the CARES ACT unemployment benefits provided an extra $600 per week funded by the federal government on top of the normally provided state benefit amount. Flight Attendants currently receiving unemployment are reminded that the CARES ACT $600 supplemental benefit
will expire on July 31, 2020 which will result in a reduction in their weekly benefit amount. 

As a reminder to Flight Attendants currently on COLA that are interested in applying for unemployment benefits, visit the official Department of Labor (DOL) website for process information. 

U.S. based Flight Attendants who intend to file a claim for unemployment benefits will be asked to provide their Local Council CWA afflation number. Your CWA number can be found on unitedafa.org.

NOTE: Out of an abundance of caution, although United has stated that they will not contest your claim for unemployment, your AFA leadership must make it clear that the Union has no jurisdiction over unemployment claims and by providing this necessary information for your claim, we are making no representation or providing any guarantee of your eligibility for unemployment.

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