You Will Need $100 of Existing Unemployment (State, PUA or PEUC) to Get $300 to $400 Extra in Extended 2020 UI Benefits Under Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program – State Roll-out Updates and News


[Updated with FEMA approvals, state payout dates and FAQs] The table below shows which states have now officially enrolled in the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) unemployment benefits program. They will be the first to start paying out the base federally funded $300 payment. Whether state UI agencies add the extra $100 weekly payment on top of this base amount (which is their obligation under the LWA program) or just count existing unemployment benefits towards this $100 will vary state to state. The table also shows an estimated date claimants can expect their first weekly unemployment payment, if eligible. I’ll continue to update the table as more states sign-up for the program.

According to the FEMA website (which is funding this program under Trump’s executive order), states may provide supplemental lost wages payments from the week of unemployment ending August 1, 2020, to claimants currently eligible for at least $100 per week in unemployment insurance compensation from regular state unemployment, UCFE, UCX, PEUC, PUA, EB, STC, TRA and SEA.

$600 FPUC vs $300 to $400 LWA – $99 Qualification difference

Many people have been asking if they qualified for the $600 FPUC payment prior to its expiry at the end of July, would they qualify for the current LWA payment? Sadly the answer may be no, because the $600 FPUC payment only had a requirement that the claimant be eligible to get at least $1 of regular state UI. The LWA unemployment benefit on the other hand (per above) requires claimants to be getting at least $100 of UI benefits (on a pre-tax basis). This $99 difference is a pretty significant difference in many states with low unemployment insurance benefits and in many cases the $100 threshold may eliminate part time workers or those furloughed from their jobs with partial incomes. Not however in some high unemployment benefit states like New York, the minimum unemployment payment for eligible claimants is $104. So everyone receiving UI benefits in that state will qualify for LWA.

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StatePayment Status?Payment Starts (est)Weekly Benefit
AlabamaPaying NowSep 6th$300
AlaskaPayment PendingSep 20th$300
ArizonaPaying NowAug 17th$300
ArkansasPaying NowSep 12 (up to Oct 2nd)$300
CaliforniaPaying NowSep 7th$300
ColoradoPayment PendingSep 20th$300
ConnecticutPaying NowSep 17th$300
DelawarePaying NowSep 18th$300
District of ColumbiaPayment Date ConfirmedOctober 1st week$300
FloridaPaying NowSep 8th$300
GeorgiaPaying NowSep 12th$300
HawaiiPayment PendingEarly October$300
IdahoPaying NowSep 12th$300
IllinoisPaying NowSep 8th$300
IndianaPayment Date ConfirmedSep 21st$300
IowaPaying NowSep 9th$300
KansasPayment PendingSep 20th$300
KentuckyPaying NowSep 15th$400
LouisianaPaying NowAug 27th$300
MainePaying NowSep 12th$300
MarylandPaying NowSep 12th$300
MassachusettsPaying NowSep 7th$300
MichiganPaying NowSep 10th$300
MinnesotaPaying NowSep 4th$300
MississippiPaying NowSep 10th$300
MissouriPaying NowAug 23rd$300
MontanaPaying NowAug 30th$400
NebraskaPaying NowSep 18th (First 3 weeks)
From Sep 20th (remaining payments)
NevadaPayment PendingSep 27th$300
New HampshirePaying NowSep 12th$300
New JerseyPayment PendingDelayed to early October$300
New MexicoPaying NowSep 10th$300
New YorkPaying NowSep 14th$300
North CarolinaPaying NowSep 6th (4 weeks)
Sep 16th (2 weeks)
North DakotaPaying NowSep 17th$300
OhioPaying NowSep 16th (For PUA recipients only); Sep 28th for others$300
OklahomaPayment PendingSep 20th$300
OregonPayment PendingSep 30th$300
PennsylvaniaPaying NowSep 14th (paid 1 wk after regular benefits)$300
Rhode IslandPaying NowSep 6th$300
South CarolinaPayment PendingSep 20th$300
South DakotaNo PaymentDid not enroll-
TennesseePaying NowAug 30th$300
TexasPaying NowAug 23rd$300
UtahPaying NowFirst 3 wks: Sep 9th to Sep 15th
Second round: Sep 16th to Sep 23rd
VermontPaying NowWeek of Sep 14th$300
VirginiaPayment Date ConfirmedSep 30th$300
WashingtonPayment Date ConfirmedSep 21st$300
West VirginiaPaying NowSep 16th$400

WisconsinPayment PendingEnd of October$300
WyomingPaying NowSep 13th$300

Table Methodology: The LWA state tracker table was last updated on Sep 18th. Payment Start date is when the state actually starts processing current and/or retroactive UI payments OR estimated based on FEMA approval date of LWA grant plus 3 to 5 weeks for state to implement changes. Note: It can take 2 to 4 days after this date for payments to hit your bank account or debit card. Where a state has started paying benefits, you will see the Payment Status column updated to "Paying Now" to reflect this. Please see your state UI website for your specific claim payment status. If you find any mistakes or have updates, please leave a comment below and I will update table to help others.

Note – States must apply via FEMA (by September 10th, 2020) to get access to unemployment funding for the LWA. Once FEMA reviews and approves the state’s grant application, the State Unemployment Insurance agency will coordinate with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and FEMA to program, implement, and distribute LWA funds once they update their systems to support program requirements such as claimant eligibility. States will be the ones administering the program and making payouts. The table above shows which states are currently approved and the estimated week payments will begin. This is an estimated date and you should check your states unemployment website for exact payout dates

The DOL estimates it will take 3 weeks on average for states to start the LWA supplementary unemployment benefit payouts once funding grant is approved by FEMA. Some states like Arizona and Texas were working on these updates ahead of approval and so have already started making payouts in August. Other states are slow in applying and have antiquated systems so claimants could only start seeing payments in late September!

The LWA program is scoped to provide benefits to eligible recipients between August 1st to December 27th 2020, so states enrolled will have to make retroactive payments where applicable. You will need to refer to state websites for instructions to file for LWA program (may require you to reapply) and certify for past weeks.

Also it is highly likely that the $44 billion funding for the LWA program via FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund will run out well before the December end date, unless Congress agrees on funding for an extension. States were initially only approved for 3 weeks and will have to keep requesting funding approval from FEMA on weekly basis. Some experts are saying benefits will only last 4 to 6 weeks, so states that have signed up early will likely get the most benefit payments. Further if your payments stop, it is likely due to states running out of federal funding.

Note however that should Congress pass another stimulus bill with enhanced unemployment benefits funding (e.g. FPUC extension), the LWA program will terminate immediately per program guidelines.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions and Comments

Based on some repeated questions in the comment section below I have received here are answers to help those who may have similar questions:

Question –  I’m listed as DUA for my unemployment. Will I get the 300 dollars (under LWA) or don’t I qualify for under DUA?

Answer – This depends on how you got your Disaster unemployment assistance (DUA). If your DUA benefits qualification was not related to the Pandemic, e.g due to natural disasters (flood, hurricane) that impacted your employment, then you won’t be eligible for LWA. However Individuals receiving DUA benefits because their employment was impacted by COVID-19 are eligible for LWA. Note some state unemployment agencies (e.g Texas and Oklahoma) are sometimes referring to DUA as PUA, in which case under PUA (Pandemic Unemployment Assistance) you would qualify for the $300 to $400 LWA payment.

Question – I am just below the $100 threshold ($90 to $99), can I still get this payment?

Gina asked, “I receive $97 a week in unemployment benefit in California. Will I get the extra $300? Just $3 short!”

Technically no. You must be getting at least $100 (pre-tax) in weekly benefits from the following qualified unemployment programs below to get the extra $300 to $400 LWA payment. However several states like California and New York are temporarily raising their state minimum unemployment benefit to put claimants in their states above the $100 limit so they qualify for LWA. You will need to check with your state unemployment agency to see if they will make this exception for you.

  • Unemployment compensation, including regular State Unemployment Compensation,
  • Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) and Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service members (UCX)
  • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)
  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
  • Extended Benefits (EB)
  • Short-Time Compensation (STC)
  • Trade Readjustment Allowance (TRA)
  • Payments under the Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) program

Question: Working part time or a few hours, will I qualify for LWA?  

This was Jonathan’s example: I qualify for weekly $117 PUA payments every week. This week I worked one day part time and will receive less than $100 from PUA. Will I still Receive the additional $300?

Answer: The LWA program’s $100 cutoff is based on a claimant’s benefit base rate, which is calculated before any
deductions or reductions. This includes supplementary job payments by working part time in a given week, which would reduce your normal UI benefit claim. Because LWA eligibility is based on what you are eligible for or your base rate, you can still qualify for the $300 LWA payment if your actual weekly payment (net of taxes and deductions) is less than $100.

Question: Do I have to reapply to get these benefits?

Answer: It will depend on your state. In most states you won’t have to reapply and will be notified via mail or your UI portal around your eligibility and payment date for these benefits (will be on your claim balance). You may have to self certify that your unemployment or partial unemployment is due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic (which is a very general criteria that almost anyone can use). Payments will be made retroactive to August 1st for the weeks you have certified and qualified ($100 threshold) for this payment.

Question Are LWA payments subject to federal income tax?

Answer: Yes. LWA is subject to federal income tax and will have been communicated to you by your state UI agency at the time of filing or certification

Question: Can LWA UI payments be withheld or offset for Child Support or Past Debt payments?

Answer: According to DOL guidance, Offsets of LWA payments other than for tax withholding are not permitted by state agencies. This includes child support debts.

[Aug 15th update] With Congress unable to reach an agreement on a new stimulus bill and no impending legal challenge, it looks like Trumps executive order to extend and replace the existing extra weekly unemployment benefit (FPUC, or $600 weekly payment) may actually be implemented following guidance by the Department of Labor (DOL) on the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program. The following are key guidelines issued by the DOL:

The LWA program will provide eligible claimants in state administered unemployment Insurance (UI) programs up to $400 per week additional UI benefits, starting with weeks of unemployment on or after Aug. 1, 2020, and ending Dec. 27, 2020 at the latest. This means that payments will be retroactive to August 1st, even though the program has been implemented after that.

Per recent federal enhanced unemployment benefit programs guidelines, to quality for LWA benefits claimants must certify that they are unemployed or under unemployed due to coronavirus (COVID-19) related reasons, and the state must confirm that the individual is receiving at least $100 of existing unemployment benefits under current benefit programs (which include state UI, PUA or PEUC). This is supposedly to prevent fraud from people who were claiming this payment with minimal UI benefits.

LWA will be funded through a joint federal-state agreement that requires states to contribute 25% ($100) of the benefit payment with the remainder (75%, or $300) coming from the federal government. States can use their own budgets or the emergency Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) they received under the CARES Act to cover their portion of the enhanced LWA UI payment, however this is not mandatory and is at the discretion of the state administration.

More importantly under DOL guidance, states may count funds that are already used to provide regular state UI payments toward the state match. If this is the case then the revised extra FPUC weekly UI amount would only be $300, the federally funded amount.

Because Trump’s executive order cannot allocate new federal funding, the LWA program may end earlier than Dec. 27 (highly likely) if FEMA expends $44 billion or the balance of the Disaster Relief Fund decreases to $25 billion. Congress would then have to approve additional funding.

There are still several questions around how and when states can implement this. While the DOL guidelines will provide more clarity it will likely take weeks for states to update their unemployment systems and roll-out the updated guidelines.

Source: DOL (LWA program), FEMA LWA guidelines

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370 thoughts on “You Will Need $100 of Existing Unemployment (State, PUA or PEUC) to Get $300 to $400 Extra in Extended 2020 UI Benefits Under Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program – State Roll-out Updates and News

  1. the poor people is struggling if they took all the income away from the government they would understand where we come from but right now they dont understand they get paid very good to decides what happens to us the poor people so they should step back and take a second glance

  2. i live in ky. i have been on unemployment since march 31 due to the covid i still havent got the extra 400 dont no what to do can not get ahold of no one no one answers the phone they put you in a cube cant get out what should i do

  3. I’m in Wisconsin. They haven’t paid the LWA yet until the end of October. If I start working this week 9/17/2020 would I still receive the back pay for the LWA payment? Or is it just gone?

  4. I live in ky and did my bi weekly benefit Sunday sept 13th but I have not recieved the 400 and I meet the requirements will I not get the 400 until I do my next benefit on sept 27th? I’m just so worried and confused on how they are sending these payments of 400 out does anyone know? This is stressing me out so much thank you all for your help

  5. I get reg UI. I lost my job directly related to COVID and get over $100 per week. I still haven’t gotten LWA money. I know a few friends that gotten the LWA money with their benefits on Tuesday. What i heard on a Youtube video update is Ky is having system issues but say its paid because some have gotten the one payment of $400. I just hope whatever it is gets fixed soon cause i know everyone needs this money right now.

  6. Ok I get reg ui from ky it says they are paying but wondering if I’m getting the extra I thought anybody that got 100 dollars a week then they would get the extra 400

  7. you are right rob that is not fair. i only get 50 a week and my school is doing remote learning so i am out of work and i have been searching and interviewing but no luck. they should give the extra 300 for everyone that is receiving unemployment. we work our ass off and this is what we get. BS.

  8. I live in KY and I get 143 a week and 286 bi weekly and I haven’t received anything yet and i believe I qualify

  9. Im in Wisconsin and i see it says pay date end of October but then says pending payment is there a possibility that my state will start paying out LWA payments sooner?

  10. I live in ny and it says week starting September 14 th for payments for LWA I haven’t received any . How long does it take . I receive above 100.00 for regular unemployment

  11. still nothing from ky got regular unemployment but not the extra 400 whats up. how is ky sending out the extra 400 got regular unemployment but not the other anybody got a answer.

    1. Some people have been reporting payments form KY…just slow processing so you may see a seperate payment later this week of next week with your regular UI.

    2. I haven’t received anything yet either my boyfriend and my mom’s boyfriend received there 400 but I haven’t received anything

  12. I just got off the phone with Ohio unemployment, and.i would like to say some of the people are making false comments. They informed me that it will be starting when we file this coming week. But yet some people are saying that they have been getting notices and even payments. I’m baffled by this.

    1. Hi Thomas,

      I am reading comments and you seem to have honest answers. I receive extended unemployment in Columbus ohio was your comment referring to regular unemployment claims starting this Sunday?

  13. Hello im in Fl an its the 16th of Sep. an i haven’t received LWA benefits yet my amount is over 100 that I receive in unemployment i receive my benefits on the unemployment card which means I’m suppose to get a check since I didn’t do direct deposit be i haven’t received the 900 is anyone else from Florida experiencing this?

    1. Log on to connect and check your payment history. Find out when your Lwa benefits we’re processed. My checks were dated 2 days after the process date and received in the mail 7 days after the process date. It shouldn’t take much longer than that unless something is wrong. Then I would suggest calling.

    2. Looks like Florida star paying on sep8th, had been waiting more than one week, no payment. No one pick up phone @deo

  14. Illinois PUA says week of 13th, It is now the 16th and I was only paid the original amount, no back pay or pending! Is there hope?

  15. I’m in California and receiving Ui benefits. My question is if I was terminated for non Covid reasons in April 2020 do I get the LWA $300? God bless each and everyone. Thank you for this forum! All of this is so confusing!

  16. Utah
    I had an issue preventing payment this week when I filed my weekly claim on Sept. 12th. After speaking to a case worker and providing some info the issue was fixed and today I checked my unemployment account online and it says “Last deposit Date” Sept. 17, 2020 plus my weekly benefit amount. When I originally filed my claim I was working and at the time my hours were significantly reduced so I was elegible for benefits. When asked if my hours being reduced were as a result of covid 19 I answered yes that was for my original claim. I recieved benefits up until August 30, 2020 when I exhausted my benefits for that claim so I reapplied and was elegible for PUA Claim. Except for this time when asked if I wasnt working because of covid19 i said no because I was no longer employed. I was let go mid July and thats why there was an issue preventing payment but the issue was resolved after providing some documentation from my doctor. So my question to you is will I recieve back pay for the weeks of August 1,8,15? And also would the lwa payments show up on my account or no? Because as of today all it says is my last deposit date and weekly benefit amount. I checked payment history and the August dates do not show a $300 increase. Will the LWA payments show that they have been deposited or do they just get deposited in bank account? I know im elegible but I don’t understand why no deposits have been made? Help.

  17. I am on peuc in California I receive more than 99 a week . But I didn’t receive any back pay last week when they started to issue out the extra 300. Does any know why ?

  18. Um from Richmond va i receive 80 after taxes and child support do i still get 300

    1. If your weekly benefit amount is $100 or more before taxes and child support then you will qualify for LWA benefits. So check your approval letter/website from your state for the weekly benefit amount you qualified for originally. There should be somewhere in the paperwork/website that tells you how much child support is being garnished. I’m in a different state so our system is probably set up differently but hopefully this helps. In Florida the website doesn’t give the dollar amount being taken out for child support, just says 26%.

  19. I live in SC & was unemployed right before covid, the place I worked for closed after being employed there for 19 years there & since pandemic I have been unable to find a job every application no response. Will I qualify for the LWA I am still receiving EB right now ?

  20. I live in California I started my ui claim on 09/22/2019 I receive 271 a week i have exhausted my funds I received the extra 13 and maybe something else thru edd I’m now on my fed-Ed extension I have to certify on 09/20/2020 will I get the LWA since I haven’t seen nothing when I search my payment history

  21. Hello I’m from Ohio and when will I get the self certification for LWA to qualify? I get $100+weekly also iv been on extended benefits little after receiving those $600 payments.

    Thanks god bless. We will make it through this.

  22. Please please please…anything on kentucky? Tracker says yesterday…no pay still….please any info

    1. Hi!! Im n kentucky here in Jessamine co… YES my $400 is pending check yours!! I get regular unemployment card. My unemployment is one deposit and my $400 is right after that both pending and like usual its available 4 or 5 am-ish :) hope i helped lol god bless

      1. Yes I got the 400! Thank you for your response. Now we just have to figure out when the rest is coming!! Lol

      2. the 400 is showing pending . I am askin cuz I dont have any pending deposits and my bank usually just deposits it. Do you know how I can find this out. Looking for advice here in KY. Thank you

    2. there have been people confirmed on the payment. I heard it only 1 /400 payment and we are supposed to only get 3. i been trying to call. I only got my reg ui and that was late last night

  23. So help me understand! I worked as a Waitress so my hours will on reflect what I made on the clock. However, I mad enough to pay my bills in tips. So I’m getting $96 in unemployment and u telling me there is no help for me! Wow you’ve got to be kidding me! Make that make sense?!

    1. It doesn’t go by your hourly check, it goes by how much money you made in the last 4 quarters. If you reported your tips accurately for tax withholding purposes then those tips we’re considered when calculating your benefits.

  24. Hi I’m from NY and I just signed my Edoc regarding to see if I qualify for LWA ; How long will it take before I know that I’ve been approved and how long will this assistance last ?

  25. I wonder how the President or my Governor of Arkansas Asa Hutchinson is going to feel when I get kicked out of my house and they find me living on their front lawn?? I also come with 2 dogs., so they will be pooping everywhere LOL..

  26. The ppl like me that don’t draw $100 a week, will lose everything that we worked for over the years!! My $81 a week $73 after taxes don’t pay much of anything..I’ve already had to sell stuff to make ends meet, and that to me is UNFAIR!!! That’s just telling me and others like me that we don’t matter!! It’s ok that we can’t pay our bills, it’s ok that we can’t feed our kids, HELL its ok that we are suffering!!

    1. This is bull and i know saying I’m sorry doesn’t do damn near a thing to help u, but shit I’m so sorry and its not ok, not right, they don’t give a dang cus they have food , home, vehicle, MONEY but if they were effected …. that’s when the crap would hit the fan. That’s how it goes if u never get put in a situation to fully understand whatever the situation may be , hell then you’ll never get it or understand how it feels or what to do or what the person is going through!! I’m in Kentucky and my Gov. Whom I’m not fond of, has implemented a housing voucher application for a fam or individual to get their back rent (back to March) and/or future rent(until Dec) PAID!! Including late fees!! And after u submit app once they decide yes or no most everyone is able to get rent pay.. it goes straight to your landlord!! I’m hoping maybe your state has a program similar ?? Or go to your state website n check out all that’s available i thought i knew it all when it comes to help while this covid shit is screwing up our lives.. but that was like a hidden secret many didn’t know! So check it out just to see. I’m praying for u God is amazing and u must be getting ready to have one hell of a blessing cus the devil is trying to get u stay strong, keep praying , keep Faith and remember how bad ass u r!!! Much love :)

      1. Thank You So Much!! ❤️ Your kind words are very touching I have emailed my Governors office seeking help and answers, they in return said I need to get ahold my local ADWS-(Arkansas Department Workforce Service)..for assistance, they in return said I need to get ahold of my local DHS office and seek help!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME??

  27. What’s going on with Virginia??? They are so slow like dang. Been pending a month and this site says September 13 today is the 14th. They have the funds and need to distribute them

    1. Yes!! My unemployment card says i got $400 pending deposit !! And my unemployment funds r separate deposit

  28. In Georgia did anyone get the LWA deposited in your account as of today please reply Georgia or anyone who knows about the LWA program here

  29. Not sure if this question had been asked yet…
    I recently exhausted my regular Unemployment Benefits..EDD automatically signed me up for an extension of PEUC benefits.. will I qualify for the additional $300 payments? I live in Cali.

    1. Yes – You can get LWA if you get at least $100 of unemployment through regular state or other enhanced benefit programs (like PEUC and PUA)

  30. Crazy I recieve 99$ in unemployment so I’m 1$ short to get the extra300$ gotta be kidding me

  31. If those qualified through the PUA in pennsylvania, how will they receive the benefits?! Will it be direct deposited on debit card or will it be a paper check written out n sent to the address of recipient?! Cause I filed for my weekly benefits and it didn’t show that the extra $900.00 added to my weekly amount so just curious if it just gets added even if it doesn’t show it on my weekly certification and I do make over the 100.00 cutoff. Lmk please

  32. Not much a comment but a question. If I exhausted my EB benefits before lwa payments begin will I still receive my payments if I am elgible.

      1. The LWA covers Aug 1st to Sep 5th weeks. So if you got over $100 via EB or other unemployment (PUA, PEUC) during those weeks and you certified you will get the $300 LWA. If you didn’t get any unemployment for the weeks LWA was in effect you won’t the get the $300. It is a supplementary payment on top of existing unemployment, not a replacement.

        1. It’s not lasting through the week ending Sept 5th in some states. Money has already dried up. Florida is only getting 4wks.

  33. Why is there a minimum of $100 in State unemployment to receive the added federal benefit. It’s people making the least that can use it the most.

  34. When will Florida receive the additional 3 weeks retroactive payment for August 22 to September 5. Thanks.

    1. My checks were processed 9/8/20 and I received 3 separate $300 checks on 9/12/20. Direct deposit customers received the deposit in their banks around 9/9/20

  35. Hi Andy,
    Today I Received the extra two payments for the LWA program.. it just hasn’t been deposited into my EDD bank account so I’m assuming it’ll be here either today or tomorrow morning. So altogether I have received the $900 in back pay from the LWA program. I have a new question now my husband is on unemployment as well and was wondering when will an email text or you iMessage we sent out for him to fill out anything stating that he was unemployed due to the Covid in the month of August or is there somewhere where we can go and fill out the application to speed up the process So altogether I have received the $900 in back pay from the LWA program. I have a new question now my husband is on unemployment as well and was wondering when will an email text or you iMessage be sent out for him to fill out anything stating that he was unemployed due to the Covid in the month of August or is there somewhere where we can go and fill out the application to speed up the process. I can’t seem to find anything so does that mean he just has to wait for edd to send us something to fill out?

  36. Does anybody know what day Georgia will release the LWA? Georgia saying we should have it early next week that’s Monday or Tuesday

    1. Likely first payment on Tuesday and second one on Thursday. Also depends on bank processing of payments which may add a day to receipt of payment

      1. Are you waiting in Georgia as well? If so do you have any further information about the LWA? Making sure I’m not missing nothing

  37. I received my regular unemployment check , direct deposit, today 9/11/2020..since florida has started to payout lwa on 9/8/2020 , why didn’t i receive my $ 900 since Aug.1st

    1. The deo website says lwa payments are being sent between 9/8-9/20. Log in to connect and check to see if your lwa payment has been processed yet. Will show up as 3 separate payments of $300.

  38. good morning i live in maryland they sent me zn email saying that i might qualify for the extra 300 , my place of business was close right b4 the covid they were going out of business. I was able to get regular unemployment after that but im not employed due to covid buisness are not hiring due to covid. Do i qualify for the 300$ Lwa even though i lost my job before covid Thank you .

    1. I’m just an “observer“. Also someone that is unemployed as well and just reading all the comments to see if I can find out anything about KY LWA. I wanted to comment on a statement that you made, that your State emailed you that you may qualify for the additional $300. Be extremely careful with such emails as State Departments will not email you. The email may have been a hacker phishing for your info.
      Phishing is a way hackers con you into providing your personal information or account data. Once your info is obtained, hackers create new user credentials and basically steal your info or even worse, steal your identity!! PLEASE BE SAFE and never release your personal info (SSN, banking info, passwords) over an email. You can always call your DOL to verify.
      I hope I was able to help you on this piece of things. Good luck to you with the $300 LWA!!!

      1. I am so glad you caught that also- I was thinking the same thing. Being so relieved someone gets back to you- might rush into something without thinking. Vulnerability is so sad when preyed upon -in any form. Just when you think things can’t get any worse- they do.

      2. Yea it’s the unemployment website that emails us to remind us to certify for the week to recieve PÚA payment.. I also recieved an email saying I may be eligible for the 300$ and within a few days I had it .. it will show up on ur claim page as a payment… just so ya know.. also u r very correct about the hackers .. I’ve had the problem myself.. these emails say no reply but ligit. God bless

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