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9/10 News Release

Updated: Feb 10

Lost Wages Program Updates


I'm not receiving my payments in a lump sum why?

  • If you certified for all three weeks at once, you will get the $900 in one payment

  • If you certified bi-weekly, you will receive either $300 and then $600 or vice versa depending on which Sunday you fall.


If your bi-weekly certification covered weeks ending August 1 and 8, but following certification covered August 15: You will get $600 and then $300

If your bi-weekly certification covered weeks ending August 1, but following certification covered August 8 and August 15: You will get $300 and then $600


I had excessive earnings, was fully employed or disqualified weeks ending August 1 to August 15. What about me?

  • You will not receive LWA payments. If you were partially employed and already received unemployment for those weeks, you will get it.

  • Simply put, if you received no money from UI from those weeks = no LWA



I'm part of Phase 1, where I indicated I was effected by COVID-19. When will I get my payment?

  • LWA payments are schedule to be completed in the next couple of weeks


What if you're in Phase 2, where I didn't get a chance to indicate I was effected by COVID-19?

  • Starting September 15, EDD will start accepting self-attestations to say that you were effected by COVID-19 for your reason for partial or full unemployment.

  • Look out for emails, texts, or mailed notices to complete this self-attestation


I heard that CA got approved for 5 weeks. When is that coming?

  • After Phase One and Phase Two payments are m