In order to assist and help unemployed individuals, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was enacted by the federal government.
It includes three unemployment programs; the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC).
These programs primarily provide benefits for unemployed individuals that are affected by the Covid-19.
Unemployment programs became the primary source of financial assistance for unemployed individuals. With these, individuals can provide their necessities and maintain their cost of living amidst the pandemic.
Beneficiaries have the freedom to use their benefits from their choice as long as it will help them.