DOL to Host Unemployment Benefits Info Sessions

Here's a great chance to learn about the new unemployment benefits! The Maine Department of Labor (DOL) is hosting several ZOOM presentations, starting today, on the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. PUA is a new federal program for workers not typically eligible for unemployment - including self employed individuals. DOL will start accepting applications for PUA this Friday, May 1, at 8am.

The ZOOM presentations will cover: Introduction to PUA Who is covered by PUA How is the Department reaching claimants The phases (1 and 2) of PUA implementation Questions & Answers

The sessions are listed below and each has a ZOOM link so that you can pick the session and use that link in order to attend. A PowerPoint will also be posted on DOL's website at


Wednesday April 29th

2-2:45 p.m.

Meeting ID: 894 3876 3463

Password: 7rR8zm

Mobile: +16465588656,,89438763463#,,1#,470764# US (New York)

5-5:45 p.m.

Meeting ID: 852 9393 9266

Password: 9hKykP

Mobile: +16465588656,,85293939266#,,1#,432624# US (New York)

Thursday April 30th

9-9:45 a.m. -

Meeting ID: 864 1390 0944

Password: 7abxW4

Mobile: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) 864 1390 0944, 229213

11:30 a.m - 12:15 p.m. -

Meeting ID: 863 1518 6519

Password: 6TrkSY

Mobile: +16465588656,,86315186519#,,1#,883837# US (New York)