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9/3 News Release

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