COVID-19: Labor FAQs

On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed a Presidential Memorandum authorizing the “Assistance Program for Lost Wages” which provides for an additional benefit of a $400 payment per week, to eligible claimants from the week of unemployment ending August 1, 2020.  The department is awaiting federal guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor on how to administer the program.  The $400 additional benefit amount will be retroactively added to eligible weeks of unemployment once program modifications are completed.

COVID-19 Labor FAQs

The below are FAQs developed by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) and DLIR’s federal partners related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  As the COVID-19 pandemic is an evolving situation, these FAQs are subject to change with new information.


  • If you received a letter from the DLIR about a PUA claim that you did not file, please report it to us.  To learn more information about PUA fraud, please click here.



General Labor

Labor Benefits

Unemployment Insurance

How to File, Certify, and Obtain Unemployment Benefits

COVID-19 Eligibility FAQs

COVID-19 UI Pre-Filing UI Information

COVID-19 Job Separation Terms

COVID-19 How to Create a UI Account

Instructional Video about How to Create a UI Account

Instructional Video about How to File for UI Online

Instructional Video about How to File a Claim Certification

COVID-19 Post-Filing UI Information

COVID-19 How to Reactivate Your UI Claim

COVID-19 How to File for Pandemic Extended Unemployment Compensation

COVID-19 Employer’s Unemployment Insurance FAQs

Families First Coronavirus Response Act and CARES Act Unemployment Insurance Information

Kūlia UH Community Colleges Scholarship for COVID-19

For more information visit the Unemployment Insurance Division’s webpage by clicking here.

Temporary Disability Insurance

COVID-19 Employee Temporary Disability FAQs

Workers’ Compensation

COVID-19 Employee Workers’ Compensation FAQs

COVID-19 Employer Workers’ Compensation FAQs

Telehealth Information for Physicians and Practitioners

COVID-19 Update: Medicare Telehealth FAQs

Pre-COVID-19 Update: Medicare Telehealth FAQs

Update to the International Classification of Diseases: Vaping Related Disorder and 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Prepaid Health Care

COVID-19 Employee Prepaid Healthcare FAQs

COVID-19 Health Insurance Options After Job Loss

Workplace Guidelines

Workplace Guidelines FAQs

Occupational Safety and Health

COVID-19 Resources for Employees

COVID-19 Resources for Employers