Q: Can DEO get away with not dispersing the $600 per week PUA money I qualify for?
I am eligible under the Care's Act for PUA as a 1099 worker. I was also eligible for unemployment as a 1040 worker. I received back pay for unemployment but not the PUA funds. The DEO is not communicating with me, and can not answer my questions, friends from other states have already received PUA. Is the DEO committing fraud??
A: No, DEO is not "committing fraud." Since DEO is the final decision-maker as to whether or not you are entitled to the extra money given to DEO under the CARES Act I strongly suggest that you stop fighting with them and just wait for the DEO bureaucracy to catch up with the thousands of cases in backlog right now. If you are entitled you will receive a large check containing the payments you missed.
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