Self-Employed Texans and the CARES Act
CARES Act Expires December 26, 2020
Texas is not authorized to pay any federally funded pandemic-related unemployment claim benefits after 39 weeks from the date your claim started or after December 26, 2020, whichever comes first.
TWC cannot pay benefits on any pandemic-related claim after this date. Because all federal pandemic programs are expiring at the same time, you may not be eligible for any additional benefits under any claim program. You cannot appeal this deadline.
The expiration date for this pandemic unemployment benefits program was set under the terms of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), and cannot be changed without additional congressional action. For more information about the CARES Act, see: http://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/748.
Texas Adds New Jobs!
The Texas economy continues to reopen, and Texans are returning to work. There are a large number of available jobs providing Texans with new work opportunities. For help finding your next job, please visit WorkInTexas.com and use the virtual and in person services at local Workforce Solutions offices throughout the state.
If You Need Help …
You may also want to call the 2-1-1 system to learn more about the human services available in your community, such as rent and utility assistance, SNAP food stamp benefits, health insurance programs, and much more. Contact a 2-1-1 specialist by calling the number 211 or by visiting 211.org.