This webpage, as of May 27, 2020, was showing the number of claims paid, the amount of payments per week, the number of staff taking calls, and even the number of calls placed to Unemployment vs. the number of calls answered.

Self-employed? Read this Pandemic Unemployment Assistance information released Tuesday, April 28.

Some details:

From the Oregon Employment Department: Federal law provides that PUA benefits are retroactive to the first week a worker was impacted by a qualifying COVID-19 reason, potentially from the week starting February 2, 2020 through the week ending December 26, 2020. The PUA process can take as little as one week or several weeks, depending on the claim complexity.

How to Apply

From the Oregon Employment Department: Please access the PUA application and certification forms on the CARES Act section of the Employment Department’s COVID-19 web page. You can start a new application for PUA benefits via email:  You can email OED_PUA_INFO@oregon.gov to request a secure email link, then attach your PUA application and weekly claim reports to the secure email. Please only use the secure e-mail link we send to provide personal identifying information relevant to your claim

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