Parents affected by school closures may be eligible for PUA

The following is news from the Guam Department of Labor:

Parents and guardians of school-age children may be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for the last week of the program due to the abrupt closure of face-to-face learning at public and private schools.

To qualify for the assistance, parents or guardians must have primary caregiving responsibility and be on unpaid leave due to lack of childcare which is required for the individual to work.

The eligible work week is Aug. 29 – Sept. 4.

“Since schools were abruptly closed due to executive order to contain the spread of COVID-19, we will allow parents and guardians to claim for assistance and will also allow them to be exempted from the work search criteria,” said Department of Labor Director David Dell’Isola.

The Guam Department of Labor reminds the public that PUA ends Sept. 4, but the system will still be available for applicants to finish up their claims. Those who qualify but have not yet filed a claim have until Oct. 4 to apply.

This Press Release is supported by the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor as part of an award totalling $1,025,639,341 with 0% financed by non-governmental sources.

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