Updated: Feb 10
Lost Wages Assistance program updates
On September 7th, SOME claimants will begin to receive $300 in additional benefit payments
LWA will be provided for three weeks MINIMUM (total of $900)
Payments are in addition to what claimants already received in weekly benefits
LWA Eligibility requirements
Minimum of $100 or more weekly benefit award
Received payment on claim between July 26 and August 15
Must self-attest that you are unemployed/partially unemployed due to disruptions caused by COVID-19
I worked during that time, my payout was less that $100... do I qualify?
If you main WBA is more than $100 you will still qualify for the extra LWA payment if YOU RECEIVED PAYMENT between July 26 and August 15
Make sure to look at all other eligibility requirements as well
How will payments be issued?
Those with debit cards, it will arrive in one lump sum
Those receiving checks will get separate checks
LWA is going to be executed in phases. Who do the phases cover?
Phase 1: Claimants who previously provided info that they were unemployed due to COVID-19 on their initial application and have already received their regular state or federal unemployment payments for weeks between July 26 and August 15
This will take a couple weeks to get retroactive payments issued
Phase 2: Claimants who did not have the opportunity to indicate t