Tens of thousands of Louisianans will stop receiving state unemployment payments this week, and start drawing down federally extended benefits. Half a year ago the first wave of coronavirus was sweeping the state. Officials say they expect twenty to thirty thousand additional people a week will no longer be eligible for their six months of state payments. But that doesn’t mean all of those people falling off the rolls will stop receiving checks. A federal program may substitute the payments until near the end of the year. Certain provisions of the CARES Act are still out there, including Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation, PEUC, which is allowing for an additional 13 weeks of benefits. PEUC recipients will continue to receive whatever they would be owed by the state if they were not past their 26-week limit.