Attention PUA Claimants! If you received a PUA Notice of Determination by email on Friday, April 16, 2021 there is a chance you may have received or will receive a duplicate Notice of Determination on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Your right to appeal your determination will be 16 days from the date the duplicate notice (the later email) was sent. Please keep in mind that if multiple initial/weekly claim issues have been determined, you will receive a different email for each determination. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have questions regarding your PUA Notice of Determination emails, please call our contact center at 785-575-1460.

New federal provisions now require quarterly wage assessments for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is a broad program that expands access to unemployment, in addition to what state and federal law already pay. This includes those who traditionally are not able to get unemployment such as:

  • Self-employed
  • Independent Contractors
  • "Gig" workers such as Uber and Lyft drivers
  • Employees of religious organizations whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19
  • Those who lack sufficient work history to file a claim or have been disqualified for state benefits but who are impacted directly by COVID-19

To learn more, visit our FAQs.

For a step by step guide on uploading documents please click here.

Before filing, you may want to have documentation available to prove your prior income (you do have 21 days from applying to submit the documentation). Acceptable documentation of wages can include but is not limited to:

  • 2019 Tax Returns;
  • 2019 1099 Form(s);
  • paycheck stubs;
  • bank receipts;
  • ledgers;
  • contracts;
  • invoices; and/or
  • billing statements.