Missouri makes additional unemployment benefits available for mixed earners

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – People previously self-employed in Missouri may be eligible for an addition $100 supplemental payment under the Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC) program.

To qualify, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations says individuals need to meet the following criteria.

  • Earned at least $5,000 in self-employment income in the most recent taxable year before they applied for regular unemployment
  • Submit documentation substantiating their self-employment income
  • Must be receiving benefits from regular unemployment, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), Shared Work or Trade Act Readjustment Assistance (TRA)
  • Not receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)

Individuals eligible for the MEUC program and paid at least $1 in regular unemployment, PEUC, Shared Work, or TRA benefits for any week of unemployment will receive the $100 MEUC supplement in addition to the $300 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) supplement.

To file an MEUC claim online visit uinteract.labor.mo.gov. Click ‘Unemployment Claim,’ ‘Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC),’ ‘File MEUC Claim.’ Those who file for MEUC online will be directed to upload documentation such as a 1040 tax return Schedule C, F, or SE for the most recent taxable year before they applied for regular unemployment.

The last payable week for the MEUC program is the week ending March 13, 2021. There is no phase-out period for the MEUC program.

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