Dec. 26 is the last day to apply for PUA and FPUC


The CNMI Department of Labor is announcing that there are only nine days until the application period for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation expires.  CNMI DOL urges first-time applicants to submit an online application on or before Dec. 26, 2020.  

In consideration of the application deadline falling on a Saturday, the department is only extending the paper application submission period through Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. Any paper claim submitted after Dec. 28, 2020, will be rejected.

Eligible claimants who are currently submitting weekly certifications may continue to do so one to two weeks after the application deadline has passed, as stated in the PUA/FPUC Benefits Rights Information handbook.

The PUA program provides temporary benefits to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of COVID-19.  Individuals, who receive at least one dollar ($1) of PUA benefits for a week will also receive an additional $600 supplemental payment under the FPUC program. Contact the CNMI DOL for further program details. 

Claimants may apply for PUA/FPUC online. Submit an online application at: 

Applications and other forms may also be obtained and submitted at either of the following locations: 

CNMI Department of Labor
Division of Employment Services,
Building # 1334, Ascencion Dr. 
Capitol Hill, Saipan MP 96950

Edu’s Plaza, 1st Floor
San Jose Village, Tinian, MP 96952

Sinapalo Youth Center           
Sinapalo 1                                        
Rota, MP 96951                     
General program inquiries 

Individuals who have questions about the PUA/FPUC programs are encouraged to contact the department via email at or call the following numbers: 322-8870/ 8871/8872/8873/8874/8876/8877/8878/8879/8890 or 989-9190/9192/9193/9194 between 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Individuals who willfully conceal material facts or knowingly make false statement(s) to obtain PUA to which they are not entitled will be required to repay all benefits fraudulently collected and may be subject to prosecution under 18 U.S.C. 1001. (PR)

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