When Will $300 LWA Unemployment Start Being Paid in My State? News and Updates


The temporary $300 unemployment benefit under the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program funding has now been approved by FEMA for all the states who applied for the funding grant. This supplementary payment is a much needed benefit for unemployed or underemployed workers who lost the supplementary $600 FPUC weekly payment at the end of July. But there is still a lot of confusion on when the $300 will actually be paid and while most states have been making payments, many states are yet to make their first or subsequent payments. So I tried to collate the latest information available in the LWA state tracker table below, which shows the payment status and actual or estimated future date claimants can expect their first weekly unemployment payment, if eligible. You can also see the 1000+ comments from readers that share their experiences around the LWA payment, including some very useful tips if you are facing issues getting your $300 LWA payment.

All states that applied and were approved by FEMA were only initially awarded three weeks of funding – covering the weeks of August 1st, 8th and August 15th.  After that, states and territories will need to submit a Lost Wages Additional Week Request one week at a time for funding to pay claims for subsequent weeks. However any additional funding is subject to the $44 billion budget that is available for this program and it is almost certain that funding will run out before the December 27th expiry of this program, unless Congress approves additional funding via a formal UI benefits extension.

In fact, at this stage approved states will only get a maximum of 6 weeks of funding (weeks covering August 1st to September 5th) for the LWA program per recent FEMA guidance to state labor and unemployment agencies that have already made several weeks of payments. Several states which started making the $300 payments earlier than other states have already been notified that their LWA funding allotment has run out and no additional funding beyond will be approved. Note however that some states like Florida will only be applying for and paying 4 weeks of LWA benefits, since they didn’t meet some of the LWA program qualification rules (details here).

The good news however is that even if the state you live in takes several more weeks to roll out this program and start paying claims, payments will be retroactive to the beginning of August (week of July 26th to August 1st), the first week when this program was in place. So if you were eligible for the first three weeks you will at a minimum get $900 from this program in your first payment. A few states are adding $100 extra to this payment (see table), so that will increase the retroactive back payment as well. States which applied for and have been approved for additional weeks, have also started making retroactive payments for those weeks.

Similar to the challenges with rolling out the previous enhanced benefit programs, the actual payment date may change as states update their payment systems to confirm the eligibility ($100 minimum) for this program. I’ll continue to update the tracker as more dates are confirmed and you can see links in the table to state specific pages where more information is available. If you see this payment in your weekly claim or benefit payment, please leave a comment and I’ll update the LWA state tracker table which I am sure will help other readers waiting for their payment.

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Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) State Payment Date and Status

StateLWA StatusStart DateMax WeeksWeekly Amount
AlabamaPaying NowSep 6th6$300
AlaskaPaying NowNov 6th
(see estimate details)
ArizonaPaying NowAug 17th6$300
ArkansasPaying NowSep 12 (up to Oct 2nd)6$300
CaliforniaPaying NowSep 7th (Phase 1)
Sep 15th (Phase 2)
ColoradoPaying NowFrom Sep 18th
(in batches)
ConnecticutPaying NowSep 17th5$300
DelawarePaying NowSep 18th6$300
District of ColumbiaPaying NowFrom Sep 28th
(in batches)
FloridaPaying NowSep 8th4$300
GeorgiaPaying NowSep 12th6$300
HawaiiPaying NowSep 23rd
(see schedule)
IdahoPaying NowSep 12th6$300
IllinoisPaying NowSep 8th6$300
IndianaPaying NowWeek of Sep 21st6$300
IowaPaying NowSep 9th6$300
KansasPaying NowFrom Oct 6th
(see schedule/details)
KentuckyPaying NowSep 15th6$400
LouisianaPaying NowAug 27th6$300
MainePaying NowSep 12th6$300
MarylandPaying NowSep 12th (schedule)6$300
MassachusettsPaying NowSep 7th6$300
MichiganPaying NowSep 10th6$300
MinnesotaPaying NowSep 4th6$300
MississippiPaying NowSep 10th6$300
MissouriPaying NowAug 23rd6$300
MontanaPaying NowAug 30th6$400
NebraskaPaying NowSep 18th (First 3 weeks)
From Sep 20th (remaining payments)
NevadaPaying NowFrom Oct 20th (First 3 weeks)
From Nov 11 (Last 3 weeks)
(see DETR updates)
New HampshirePaying NowSep 12th6$300
New JerseyPaying NowFrom Oct 22nd
(see more details)
New MexicoPaying NowSep 10th6$300
New YorkPaying NowSep 14th6$300
North CarolinaPaying NowSep 6th (4 weeks)
Sep 16th (2 weeks)
North DakotaPaying NowSep 17th6$300
OhioPaying NowFrom Sep 14th (on PUA)
From Sep 20th (others)
OklahomaPaying NowSep 23rd6$300
OregonPaying NowOctober 2nd6$300
PennsylvaniaPaying NowSep 17th (first 3 wk batch)
Sep 24th (second 3wk batch)
Rhode IslandPaying NowSep 6th6$300
South CarolinaPaying Now (by check)Sep 25th
(7 to 14 days processing)
South DakotaNo PaymentDid not enroll6-
TennesseePaying NowAug 30th6$300
TexasPaying NowAug 23rd6$300
UtahPaying NowSep 9th to Sep 23rd
(paying in batches)
VermontPaying NowWeek of Sep 14th6$300
VirginiaPaying NowOct 19th
(see payout details)
WashingtonPaying NowSep 22nd6$300
West VirginiaPaying NowSep 16th6$400

WisconsinPaying NowFrom Oct 22nd6$300
WyomingPaying NowSep 13th6$300

The LWA state tracker table was last updated on November 10th. Payment Start date is when the state actually started processing LWA payments OR is the estimated date of the first payment processing based on available information. Note: Due to bank processing delays, it can take 2 to 4 days after the noted dates for benefits to hit your bank account or debit card. Please see links to more information in the table or your state UI website for specific payment status. If you find any mistakes or have updates, please leave a comment below and I will update table to help others.

What if my state has started making payments, but I don’t see my $300?

Claimants in most states do not need to take any action to receive the new benefits available in this program. The additional benefits will be added automatically for all claimants who are eligible and have certified for the relevant week. Their self-certification will ask them to confirm they were unemployed or partially unemployed due to COVID-19. See more FAQs on this here.

However if your state has started making payments and you haven’t received payments you need to first confirm you are eligible. This means you must be receiving at least $100 in weekly unemployment benefit payments (pre tax and before any other deductions). This includes claimants receiving any type of regular unemployment insurance benefits as well as those receiving PUA and PEUC benefits.

If you are eligible and you have not received a payment in several weeks then you will need to contact your state UI agency to ensure the claim has been processed and is not being held up due to fraud, missing/incorrect payment details or due to a weekly or bi-weekly certification issue.

See more in this article on Why Your $300 Unemployment Has Not Been Paid or Delayed.

My state has been approved and the LWA tracker says payments are being made, but when will I get my payment?

The tracker provides an actual or estimated date for the when the LWA payments start being processed by the state. If a start date has been officially published by the state, you will see the status updated to “paying now.” Otherwise it is estimate based on FEMA guidelines or if confirmed by several sources online. However this date (week start date in many cases) may not be the same as the date the actual UI payment will hit your back account or debit card. The actual date you may see the money could be several days after the official state processing start date and tied to your normal UI payment cycle. You will need to confirm via your UI online portal or state agency for the exact payment date.

Also note the payment date is generally the date when payment starts. In many states, due to volume of people being paid, claims are paid out over several days (in batches, based on SSN or First/Last Name). And given processing by banks to disburse these payments via direct deposit or debit cards can take 1 to 2 days, it may take several days after the first payment date for you to receive your payment.

I got my $900 back payment but no payments after that. Why?

The first state LWA grant approved by FEMA was only for three weeks. Hence the $900 payment (3 x $300) is what most people are seeing first, less any taxes or withholding. Subsequent $300 payments are approved and paid on a week by week basis. This includes retroactive payments which will also be staggered. Rest assured if you are eligible for past weeks you will get your payment.

Also the maximum number of weeks that can be paid under the LWA program is 6, which means the maximum payment in most states is $1800 (or $2400 if the state was paying $400 p/week). After the payment of 6 weeks, you will revert to what you were getting under existing unemployment programs.

I am got my first week of payments but not subsequent weeks.

Kristin asked, “My son just got his first payment for the weeks of 08/23 thru 08/29 and 08/30 thru 09/05. He got the extra $300 for the week of 08/23 – 08/29, but did not get the extra $300 for the week of 08/30 thru 09/05. We are in Texas. Do you know why he got it the first week, but not the second week?

Every week is processed separately by the state UI agency subject to FEMA funding. So you may be seeing some variability due to delays in approval, claim processing and eventual bank/debit card payment.

This article was updated on November 10

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1,354 thoughts on “When Will $300 LWA Unemployment Start Being Paid in My State? News and Updates

  1. For Californians:
    LWA payment phases
    EDD started processing the first LWA payments on Monday. Those payments will go to people who have already met all the payment requirements.
    EDD “couple of weeks” to get all the payments out.

    so ….couple of weeks to disperse….

  2. I am in Florida and have recvd the initial $900, does anyone know if the Gov is/has applying for more weeks or is this it for Florida.

  3. Julie A. Su (from twitter)
    Californians who meet federal eligibility requirements have started to get the $300 more per week in Lost Wages Assistance. CA applied early & got enough for 3 weeks of payments. Now we have been approved for 2 more weeks. Those eligible will get $1500 on top of regular benefits.
    12:55 PM · Sep 6, 2020

  4. Hi Andy. Crissy from Mississippi. Are there any other pages we can check for MS unemployment updates? The MDES home page tells us nothing. The last update we had was from August 22nd. Thanks

  5. I’m just wondering am I the only one in florida that received only 600 of the 900 I supposed to had been approved for all 3 weeks do anyone else have this problem and should I still expect too see the other 300 soon. I though florida was paying weeks ending 1,8,15 I only received payment for week’s ending Aug 1 and Aug 8 what happen to week ending Aug 15 will I still receive payment for that because I’m 300 short of the 900.

    1. I’m in Illinois and still have gotten 300 a week. I’m literally living off of 214 every 2 weeks. I’m depending on that. I have 3 kids and have to buy wifi for this elearning and school started already. Rightnow its pay my rent which is still not enough or buy wifi. I really need that 300 it would have really helped!

  6. I am from Washington state and I usually get my pua by now but on my portal it says they are seeing if I am eligible for the lwa. So does that mean they are paying out soon?

  7. How ma y weeks has Louisiana been approved for. I received my 900 and I received one 300 dollar payment. I only received my regular pay this week, will I receive the 300 this week?

      1. No the last I heard was Louisiana applied for the assistance ending Aug 28th, but they say it’s pending approval.

  8. I live in vt I was told vt was doing 400$ also contacted them and they said there is no actually date because they aren’t sure when the payments can go out.

  9. I’m from TN. I got the $900 2weeks ago today, but last week and this week all I got was my regular unemployment benefits, no extra $300. When will we start receiving our weekly $300?

    1. Hi Crystal,

      Things in TN are a bit up in the air, but the State is working on it.

      The money the State received, for the first 3-weeks of August, was paid – the $900 you received. Now the State is applying for more money from FEMA, but first, the State has to calculate how much they will need. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, on their FB page, estimates they will be able to get seven weeks of funding before the FEMA money runs out.

    2. I am in Tn as well, I haven’t received the $900 lump retroactive from August 1st. The amount only cover 3 weeks. According to online you have to reapply for the 4th week going Forward.

    1. Hi Crissy. According to the MDES (Mississippi Dept. of Employment Security), the program began implementation on Saturday, Aug. 22nd but funds will not be available for three to four weeks.

      Week three is just ending – hold in there!

  10. Um are we all goin to get Back on track about the LWA? Because we all in the same boat about wanting to know where the hell our money is at lol..

  11. It says here that the LWA is retroactive to thr beginning of Aug. If I went back to work at the end of Aug, does that mean I will still get the extra for those weeks I filed and received regular Indiana unemployment?

    1. Yes. If you got more than $100 p/week for those weeks you will get LWA. You may need to reactivate your claim

      1. Andy, this was from 1 day past ABC 10 for California “EDD will automatically add the LWA payments to the benefits of people in phase one. Payments will be issued retroactively for weeks beginning July 26. EDD has said it will take a “couple of weeks” to get all the payments out.”

      2. Andy, I live in Tn. Payments were paid out starting August 30th. If I get less than $100, I will not qualify for retroactive payment amount. If so, I feel like if your getting unemployment less than $100 you should automatic qualify.

      3. Andy, I live in Tn. Payments were paid out starting August 30th. If I get less than $100, I will not qualify for retroactive payment amount. If so, I feel like if your getting unemployment less than $100 you should automatic qualify.

  12. I get paid bi – weekly and i only get paid 122 will I be qualified to receive the extra 300 ?

    1. Unless your State increase your payments to $100 (pre-tax) a week, you will not be eligible for the $300 in LWA.

  13. I just checked on the claimant homepage for Indiana and there was an update saying that dwd will start sending payments out the week of sept 21.

  14. Why does one page say Wyoming will begin payments on Sept 13th, then the tracker now has unknown?

      1. Hi Andy, Wyoming Workforce finally sent an email out that they would start paying. But on the claims form at top they posted that lwa will begin July26 and end Sept 5th.
        And that there will be no more funding? What is going on here?

        1. Does anyone know what’s going on with ga? It shows on my lwa pending 900$ but still have not received the money. It was supposed to be deposited 9/11/2020. Yet still nothing at all. Please help

  15. Indiana is now saying on the Claimant Page ( The LWA program has available funding from FEMA. DWD will begin making LWA payments to eligible claimants beginning the week of Monday, September 21. )

    Wow literally takes 2 months to get it rolling. I bet we only get the $900 and we will then be behind 4 weeks. This is a joke.


    1. Thanks Justin. Updated table and validated from DWD page. Surprisingly Indy is still better than a number of other states that are still waiting to roll out program.

      With LWA, Hoosiers will be eligible to receive an additional $300 per week if all of the conditions below are met: 1) their weekly benefit amount is at least $100 under regular state unemployment insurance (UI), Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC), or other eligible federal UI programs; and 2) they certify that they are unemployed or partially unemployed due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; and 3) DWD determines that they are eligible for an underlying benefit payment for the week; and 4) The LWA program has available funding from FEMA. DWD will begin making LWA payments to eligible claimants beginning the week of Monday, September 21.

    1. Thanks Anthony. Table updated Confirmed from IWD page. IWD will begin processing payments for this benefit program Sept. 3, 2020, and start paying benefits, including retroactive benefits, on Sept. 4, 2020. So looks like they took a week to get payments out which is in line with what I am hearing elsewhere.

      1. Labor Day put it back a day also if it matters I’m just glad to see all retroactive payments paid right away with all the stories from other states this will help me drastically

  16. Sep 9th update – Kansas and Washington DC have now been approved by FEMA for LWA program.

    For those who are eligible, $300 payments will be retroactive to the week ending Aug. 1, and will remain in effect until FEMA terminates the program. Kansas had originally suggested a $400 option for LWA, but was not able to come to terms with the State Finance Council. So it is back to $300.

  17. I’m in California as of today I received $600 automatically in my BOA account, not $900 as expected anyone in the same boat?

    1. You are not alone. CA is paying on a week to week basis and is catching up on paymnets…so processing is a bit behind.

      1. Cali as well, if you filed on Sun- ending on Jul 26th here, you should have gotten paid, if you meet req. I’m waiting, and I last filed Aug 2-sunday (after $600 end)

      1. I just got two $300 payment last night, making the total $900. It looks like whoever hasn’t got it will get it soon.

  18. Hi, I live and chicago and certified for my regular payments on Monday. My payment was issued today for my regular amount a day late cause of the holiday. On the website it states on the website that payments are scheduled to begin the week of September 6th but on your chart it says September 20th. Since my payment for this week is only my regular payment i’m inclined to believe your chart is correct but why would they put on the website that payments are scheduled to start on the 6th. Really need this money and having to wait another 2 weeks minimum is disappointing.

    1. Thanks for the update (I have reflected this in the table). I checked IDES site and it does say, “Payments are scheduled to begin the week of September 6th.” But with the public holiday on Monday and time for payments to be distributed by banks I imagine it could take 2 to 3 days more for payments to reach you.

      1. Thank you for the reply. So this will come separately from the normal payments? As I received my standard unemployment yesterday.

  19. hi im in illinois and on this sight it says payments will start on the 20th of sept. but on the unemployment sight it says it starts week of sept 6th and i have not recieved it can u tell me why there dif dates and what is correct

    1. The table in article has Sep 8th (since 7th was a holiday) you should start seeing payments soon as it takes some time for IDES to process payments and then for banks to send payment to accounts or debit cards. Paper checks will take even longer.

  20. Illinois here. I certified on Monday. Today I see deposit of my normal UI. Will I see the $900 deposited separately? The IDES website says they start processing the extended benefit of $300 on 9/6. Thanks.

    1. The table in article has Sep 8th (since 7th was a holiday) you should start seeing payments soon as it takes some time for IDES to process payments and then for banks to send payment to accounts or debit cards. Paper checks will take even longer.

      You may see it as a separate payment – but really depends on timing of IDES processing. Several weeks to catch-up o.

  21. I live in Illinois and claim $275 every two weeks. On the website right before I login


    (It only shows on this portion of the login link, or just look up Illinois unemployment on google and click login link)

    It says we’re set to receive LWA payments starting the week of sept. 6th but when I check my pending payments for this week I only See my regular Benefit.

    1. The table in article has Sep 8th (since 7th was a holiday) you should start seeing payments soon as it takes some time for IDES to process payments and then for banks to send payment to accounts or debit cards. Paper checks will take even longer.

      1. Hey Andy not sure if you can answer this for me you seem to know more than us lol. When i look at payment history it tells me i only have $346 left in maximum benefits. Would these extra $900 payments from FEMA affect my amount from Illinois? Im worried this is the last unemployment check i get and they wont pay me the the $300 for my weekly benefits and/or the $900 too retroactive. I’ve been on since march and struggling to find a job especially being school full time and immune compromised.

  22. I am in Louisiana and I got the $900 and the $300 the next week but I only got my regular pay today will I get the extra $300 a different day?

    1. Yes, payments may be staggered as after the first 3 weeks ($900) the state has to apply for every week until funding runs out (likely end of September). Given the week to week nature of LWA approvals and payments, the $300 may come on extra days since FEMA has to process and release funding on a state by state basis.

  23. Hi!!!! Im from Los Angeles California I received a $300 payment on September 5 but I’m eligible for all five weeks but I still haven’t seen anything else are they doing it over the next two weeks I thought they were starting it on the 7th, very vague information… and I can’t find any information on this pertaining to the LWA… thanks

    1. Yes, payments may be staggered as after the first 3 weeks ($900) the state has to apply for every week until funding runs out (likely end of September). Given the week to week nature of LWA approvals and payments, the $300 may come on extra days since FEMA has to process and release funding on a state by state basis.

      In CA, payments are being made on a week to week basis.

      1. I’m also in CA and received two payments for $300 last night, but didn’t receive anything for the third week. In a press release on EDD’s website, they state that claimants who receive benefit payments on an EDD card (which I do) would receive a “lump sum” payment of the initial three weeks, which meant I should’ve received $900. If it were week by week, as you suggest, I should’ve received $300. Instead, I received $600, which just makes me more confused than before! Thanks for any clarification.

  24. Im MN got 3 weeks plus regular unemployment deposit Tuesday which was yesterday. So wondering if i will get the other 2 weeks this morning? Or is it deposited same time as it was yesterday?

  25. I started receiving my extra $300 payments, but my extra $300 payment was not added today when they added my regular UI payment. Where is it?

  26. I’m from New Mexico and I receive UI benefits and I qualify for the 300 LWA payout, but September 3rd my cousin asked me if I checked my benefits to see if I got a deposit, I told him no, why? He said cuz I got 600 in today! I replied really ok let me check. So I call to check my account and to my surprise there was nothing. Mind u I have been receiving ui since April due to the coronavirus and my job putting me In active right now untill it clears up. So I’m like wtf? Why didnt I receive the 300 LWA benefits and my cousin who just barely started getting ui did? What’s that all about? I am clearly eligible for it, it makes no sence to me as to why I didnt receive the LWA.
    If anyone might know why that is please let me know. Thanks

  27. I get only 133.00 a week and I’m in ga also waiting. I see that it stated the 6th and yet it’s changed to pending. What’s that even mean? I’m losing everything already my home my husband no car. How do we even live like this? I’m going crazy.

    1. Hey Felicia Georgia ain’t started paying the 300 yet rightnow they are try to start it next week but is not sure yet

    2. Hey my sister! I know it’s not really going to help you but I’m in the same boat (well actually car… I am currently sleeping in it) I was doing fine a couple months ago but now I have nothing and I’m scared to death! I have no family and I was counting on that money but here in N.C. it just has not come yet! You aren’t alone and I am gonna pray for everyone suffering from this epidemic and ask god to help us! Take care!

  28. Im in Texas.. I qualify and have seen nothing. I can’t get through the phone line and there’s nobody to talk to or any other number

  29. I live in TN and I have yet to receive my $900 back pay but I’m expecting my regular unemployment tomorrow since it’s normally today but the Holiday pushed me back a day. Has anyone else received the $900 with their benefit or separately? I called unemployment office and no one can give an answer. It’s frustrating because the website doesn’t specify if approved for LWA or not and says it is supposed to be automatically added.

    1. TN started the 900 two weeks ago. I received the 900 but did not receive the 300 last week or this week

    2. I am in TN still havent received any extra money. I was approved from August 2nd per paperwork so thought I’d at least get my back pay from then but instead just started from the day it was approved so as of now received 3payments for aug29, 5 and the 12thSept. But no LWA payments at all. Have you had any luck? And were you ever emailed or asked on dashboard to re-verify it was due to covid? I’ve seen a bunch saying that this was either supposed to be asked and checked on our end in order to receive LWA but I wasnt sent this. IDK this is so frustrating thanks for response if you get this.

  30. It states here on this chart for Pennsylvania Paying Now with a date of September 10, but on the LWA Tracker it still states Payment Pending with the date of September 14. What’s going on?

    1. It takes 3-4 days for payment to process so if processed on 10 th will receive 13th or 14 th almost there

  31. My son just got his first payment for the weeks of 08/23 thru 08/29 and 08/30 thru 09/05. He got the extra $300 for the week of 08/23 – 08/29, but did not get the extra $300 for the week of 08/30 thru 09/05. We are in Texas. Do you know why he got it the first week, but not the second week?

    1. After the initial three week grant, Every week is processed separately subject to FEMA funding. So you may be seeing some variability due to delays in approval, claim processing and eventually bank/debit card payment

  32. Any news on people in Cali receiving there $900 yet? Also, a bit confused, Does this mean we can receive the payment at anytime,
    Of any day of the week? Or will it come when we certify payments next ?

    1. Got $600 this morning only, automatically missing $300 anyone else on same boat? I’m in California

      1. I got $300 only on 9/6.. still waiting on the retroactive payment of $600..I dont certify until 13th.
        it seems that edd is still implementing this extra $300 payments..
        Times are tough for everyone during the covid-19 pandemic. I wish you all to be safe and healthy and good vibes.

      2. Did you have to certify to get them or is it automatically in your bank account I’m in California too and I qualify

      3. Hi Maggie:
        Same here – I live in California and only got $600. Maybe the other $300 will come later along with the 4th and 4th week payment. We just have to be patient. Hate to bother EDD as they are super overwhelmed at this point. I’m pretty sure it will just pop up on our account one of these days.

  33. NC update: The unemployment people informed me that they do not yet have a date for the $900 payment. Took a couple of hours but I was finally able to get this info from them.

    1. Ingrid, I am in NC received 900 On Sept 2, but nothing else yet. Did get my regular on Tuesday morning.

  34. I received two back to back payments of $300 at 12:07 a.m. PST 9/8/2020

    In total of $600.

  35. I live in New Mexico, my husband’s unemployment online claim system said he qualifies for the extra $300. When will New Mexico be seeing the extra $300?

    1. We’re in New Mexico too, and my fiance’s online claim said he qualifies as well. We’re still waiting, but I’m hoping the holiday has things a day behind. Usually if he files on Sunday his payment hits on Tuesday. Fingers crossed it’ll hit tomorrow.

      1. He got his regular payment but not the extra$300…. The chart says August 30…. It’s now the 8th? … Anyone knows when New Mexico will receive it???

  36. I just check Florida website my lwa payment has been processed payable as of this date 09/08/2020

    1. Great, thanks for the update and posting this comment. Seeing this with others from Florida and have updated table.

      1. Florida

        Received 3 deposits today for 270 dollars each.
        They took 30 dollars from each check for taxes.

        It says for the 1st 3 weeks of August.
        I just read were only getting 3 weeks of law, is this it then?

        I thought it was weekly



        1. 3 weeks were initially approved. States then apply on a week by week basis and once FEMA approves (subject to funding) they will make payment. Some states have been approved for 5 weeks to date, while others are still waiting to make the first 3 approved weeks of payments.

    2. Mine was too and dont get me wrong I am super happy as they paid me for 3 weeks in August, but I had claimed 4 weeks in august. I claimed my 2 new weeks today, so I am ASSUMING I’ll get my normal 2 week pay plus 300 again for 3 weeks? They still owe me for week ending Augusts 29. My LWA payments on the same page as the 600 payments were already deposited this AM before I claimed. So, Maybe the did 3 payments max at the beginning to make sure there was enough $$$ for people. So anyone in FL, you should be getting direct deposits today, money on your Card, or if U get checks, they were probably mailed out. FYI.

      But yes Florida has paid 3 weeks so far of BACK PAY ending August 1 week

  37. So just to make sure I understand, in Ohio we are getting the 300$ plus our weekly money and they are going back to Aug 1st so when sept 13th comes I will receive 1800$ thsts 300$ a week plus my reg weekly benefit $

    1. Yes, assuming funding is left in the program and Ohio keeps applying for additional weeks.

    2. No, the max as it stands right now is 3 weeks or $900 until and unless Ohio files for additional weeks and FEMA approves.

  38. North Carolina here. I had to fill out an additional form when I certified last week. So today I got the regular weekly unemployment, but not the $900 that was approved. Does anyone know if that is payed separately?

    1. I filed Sunday and got the $900 today (Tuesday). The holiday will have most banks a day behind. I guess the $132 per week will be separate because I got 900 which is the 300 for 3 weeks. I thought it was in addition to the $132 but apparently not.

      1. So will we be getting any other weeks here in NC? I have t been able to find out anything about weeks after 8/15!!

  39. I live in Cali and been on unemployment beacuse of COVID since July and I’ve been receiving 242 as weekly benefit amount. It’s September 8 and I’ve seen no extra money. When will it show up in my account? I certified on the 6th and only recieved my regular weekly amount

  40. Didn’t see the extra 300 ,on unemployment due to covid related reasons and as of yet nothing? Is California paying right away or in a matter of weeks ???

  41. I received the first 3 weeks retro pay back to August 1st this morning. Total of $900 minus the taxes was deposited. Only got the 3 weeks though since that was all they signed on for, they have to ask for each additional week so they still owe 2 to 3 more weeks retro. Surprised I saw it deposited this morning and it showed up on the unemployment site under federal lwa payments.

      1. Hey, I am in Florida. They said it wasnt going to start until the 20th but surprisingly it was already paid out.

        1. I sure wish ga would. I am in a bind over all this. It said 6th for ga but who knows and still nothing

        2. As a Floridian we got paid out today, so when will we see the money in our bank accounts?

        3. Usually the following day depends on your bank. Mine has always gone in the next day after it posted to the unemployment site.

    1. Where are cuz there is nothing here in Memphis Since the first three weeks of backpay……. our next payment was supposed to be from 8/22/20 to now

  42. Hello! I am from Nevada and just curious as to if Nevada is going to be receiving the LWA payments at all? There is no estimated date or anything. And also, is the regular PUA delayed due to the holiday yesterday because I usually receive my benefits on Monday around 11:30pm (payment is usually for Tuesday) but still have not received it. On the PUA website it says it has been paid but is not on my BofA bank card and it has no pending transactions either. Just wondering if it because of the holiday? Thank you.

  43. I’m from CALI I received my regular 2 week pay for unemployment but didn’t receive an extra 300 is it possible they will deposit it at a later date are should it have been processed with regular payment

      1. Hi Andy,
        I had the same question, when the state was giving us the $600 per week it came along with my regular benefits. However when I received my regular benefit Monday it was not added. Are they doing it differently with the $300 payment?

        1. hey paris, keep in mind that this is new to the system i also was getting mines with my regular benefit. i claim biweekly here in florida, and the 900 showed up today. i dont claim again until the 14 of sept, so its just a matter of them working the system and trying to send out payments for weeks that we already have claimed.

    1. I also received my regular UI payment but I did not received the extra $300 and I was also wondering if it would be processed later.

    2. Same here (only regular UI received for last 2 weeks), my wife is partially employed and she originally filed a weekend prior to me, and she recieved $300 extra this morning-(due to her P/T work -reduced), I think their doing it in order from July 26th/ where I filed Aug 2nd before end of $600.

  44. I keep seeing the 13 and the 20 for ga as start payout, but brighter note they have been approved for 5 weeks

  45. I live in ky so I won’t receive the 400 until Sept.13th now correct? And will i receive back pay ?

    1. I’m wondering the same thing because it originally said the 6th?? Anybody have any information for KY ???

  46. I’m in pa and I’m just curious about the “paying now” status. Is that correct? Will payment go out this week? I’m regular UC and I certified yesterday but I’m not due to file my biweekly till 9/13

    1. The wording may be a bit unclear. Paying now means they have a confirmed date to start payments from that date. You will still get paid, with the additional payments after 9/10. It will depend on the PA agency’s processing schedule as to whether you the $300 on your normal schedule or earlier. I suspect it will in you 9/13 claim payment.

  47. But I didn’t apply until August 5 and I didn’t get paid until August 9-22 for those 2 weeks I think the back pay should be from when ever the state received benefits it’s not fair I can’t get the 900$ I’m having it hard to

    1. Not sure which table you are seeing. Payment pennding means approved by FEMA and the payment is pending from the state UI agency. Expected to come during the week of Sep 13th.

  48. Washington State (WA) has confirmed LWA payment from Sep 21st. The Employment Security Department will start processing payments for this new program on Monday, Sept. 21. Eligible claimants will receive the money in their account as soon as their bank processes the payment (a day or two later). Payments will be retroactive for all the weeks claimants are eligible and funding is available from the federal government.

    Funding has been approved for weeks ending Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. If you’re eligible for any of the approved weeks, you will receive the extra $300 retroactively for those weeks.

    source : https://esd.wa.gov/newsroom/alerts/lost-wages-assistance

  49. Indiana’s date went from the 3rd to 13th why does it keep changing these people need this funding

    1. The date is an estimated future date and is updated as new information comes to hand. The IndyStar recently reported, “Eligible Hoosiers can expect to see an extra $300 bump in their weekly unemployment insurance compensation within the next two to three weeks [from FEMA approval date of Aug 21], the Indiana Department of Workforce Development said.”

      Since Sep 3rd past and no payment was received, updated it to 3 weeks out. Note Sep 13th is the week start date so payment could be +/- a few days based on your claim payment cycle.

      1. tennessee says its paying but we havent recieved anything but the $900 and that was cut down to $810

        1. I’m in TN and still haven’t received my $900 but my regular payment gets deposited tomorrow. Did yours get sent with your regular benefit?

  50. I live in California I certified on Sunday the 6th I get 205$ a week I checked my account no xtra 300$ will it automatically be put into my account since it starts today or do I have to wait till next certification also for the month of August.

      1. Dou know if tennessee has been approved for payments from weeks of August 24-september 6

    1. I also live in California i recieved the $300 for only 1 week so I think their doing it 1 week at a time instead of $900 all at once. It will automatically be deposited into your account.

  51. I maybe scheduled finally to go back to work the week of Sept 7th. I will not claim that week in MASS. UI. Will I still be able to get my retroactive $900? I was on UI for the whole month of August. Is there any special procedure for this since MA is not schedule to pay until September 15. If I don’t claim the week of the 7th? How will that go into my bank account?

    1. You should get it if you certified for those weeks and met the $100 min eligibility

    2. If I’m not mistaken even if you do go back to work you still need to do your UI claim each week. Just report your earnings and work etc… That way you can still receive you back pay for each week you were eligible to receive the extra $300…

      1. That is correct. The weekly or biweekly (in some states) is an ongoing requirement to get paid UI benefits

    3. I was off the month of August and started working September 1st and got my first $600 this morning, so yes they are sending the money, in separate weeks.

  52. My current UI will end with this week’s payment. I am in GA will I still get the $300 for the retroactive wks in GA I certified for?

  53. Please find out what is going on with Mississippi LWA if you can!! It is Sept 7th & NO BACKPAY, NOTHING!!!! MDES won’t enlighten anyone with anything except for opinions that turn out wrong!! Please help us figure out when we will be receiving LWA!!

    1. Today is labor day most states are not processing. Tommorow you may see some movement. But information is scarce at the moment

  54. Minnesota has started making LWA payments. Payments are backdated to the week of July 26, with initial payments starting Friday, Sept. 4 and continuing for the following four days.

    The payment schedule covering the backdated first five weeks of the Lost Wages Assistance program will be:

    Week of July 26 will be paid on Friday, Sept. 4
    Week of Aug. 2 will be paid on Sunday, Sept. 6
    Week of Aug. 9 will be paid on Monday, Sept. 7 (with potential processing delays due to the Labor Day holiday)
    Week of Aug. 16 will be paid on Tuesday Sept. 8
    Week of Aug. 22 will be paid on Wednesday, Sept. 9

  55. I collect from Kentucky. When they do start paying, will I have to wait until my next certification? Or will they pay out automatically because I have already certified for the first three weeks?

  56. Where are you getting the information on Indiana? It was stated that it was going to take 3-4 week on their website however, that notice had been taken down. Now, all it states is that you will be paid the if you qualify under the terms. Of which you have already covered on here in regards to the 100.00 weekly benefit amount need to get the additional 300.00.

    There has been a new certification option made available on the claimant portal where you have to self certify you are unemployment due to the pandemic. Other than that it no longer states a time to expect to receive either back pay or the 300.00 weekly additional LWA.

    I did fill out my weekly benefit request along with the self certify part this past Sunday. With that being said I only see the weekly base ( what I have already been getting – the 600.00 ) payment being shown as a pay date of the 8th of September. Most likely due to the Labor Day holiday.

  57. In Florida our unemployment is paid every two weeks. The chart says the LWA payments should start Sep.20. If that week is not my scheduled week to certify will I get my retroactive backpay on Sep.20? My schedule now is to certify on Sep.9 and Sep.23. So just wondering when I can start looking for the retroactive pay atleast?

    1. Retro payments for eligible weeks that week (assuming FL starts making payments then as just an estimated date at this stage)

    2. I’m in Florida. I dont do my reg ui until the 14th. The 900 lwa deposited to my account today.

  58. Hi there on the Forbes website it says Florida is to start paying Sept.11 I just wanted to see if that was a mistake because according to here it says Sept. 20 for Florida. Thank you

      1. Valerie I got my 900 deposited this morning Thank God. Happy to see you got yours. Florida is usually always behind but I guess not this time .

  59. I live in Cali and I got my 300$ today but not the retro pay I’m confused I am out of work due to COVID 19 and the EDD knows because i certified for weeks letting them know because I am on call right now but normally I work 40 hrs. unfortunately it’s been a month since I’ve been called in But when ever they did call me it was for 1 day so what I’m trying to say is that no matter what I am qualified for the extra payment because I make more than $100 weekly when I work and still I haven’t worked.
    I’m just confused I thought they were gonna retro pay us the 900$ I only got 300$.

    -Thank you in advance

    1. If you certified correctly then I think retro will be coming (required according to program guidelines). Likely just EDD processing issues where they are paying current claims and then will do retro later.

    2. Hi Gracie,
      I also live in California and I received my regular payment but I did not receive and extra.

  60. In Indiana the system updated and everyone had to answer a simple yes or no question and now you’re saying they aren’t paying until September 13, despite the system being updated. I’m not sure how you figured that one up.

  61. Im in Utah and i dont think it matters who applied first some states are paying that were approved over a week later then utah no updates are given here and life is getting pretty hard. Looking at loosing everything soon.

    1. I tried to file my weekly unemployment this weekend and the website was down. They where updating the system (server). I just got paid my $300 for the whole month of August. Hang in there. You will get paid soon. Don’t give up. I am still trying to get my retroactive payments for the Month of March and April. I got a letter stating I was a eligible. Still waiting. Hope I helped . You can email them on the claims tracker. Leslie in Alabama

      1. Hi Leslie I live in Colorado how do you check your back pay on the claims tracker is it on our unemployment website? ‘i filed for my back pay on August 5th.

  62. I’m in PA anf filed for my PUA benefits this morning, and there was nothing on there to file for the additional Lost Wages Assistance, nor was it automatically added. Will I have to fill out a separate application, or will it be added automatically (and retroactively)? Thank you!

  63. I’m in kentucky . Why you say sept 6 and now that its sept 6 you say sept 13 . That’s not early sept like are governor said . That’s mid sept . I’d really like to get my pay before I’m really screwed . I guess when sept 13 comes then they will say sept 20

    1. So per the table methodology and my comments in the article, the dates are estimated start dates for payments. I used the initial estimate from FEMA that states should take an average of 3 weeks to start making payments once FEMA approved them for the initial grant (they need to apply for funding weekly). KY has not yet started paying (correct me if I am wrong) on Sept 6th, so have moved the the date out a week.

      You are right that KY Gov. Andy Beshear said payments should start in “early September.” Beshear said it would take the state about two weeks to reconfigure its technology to process the $400 payments. Clearly this was wrong as Kentucky was approved on Aug 20th and it has been more than 2 weeks.

      Note – Most states are now approved so I expect payments to start flowing in most states by mid-September at the latest. Retro payments will follow or be included shortly there after. But as always check your state UI site and ensure you continue to certify.

      1. Kentucky was one of the very first stares to apply for this and we still haven’t been paid!!! This is ridiculous because all of the other states that have even applied after us are getting paid!!! Maybe if we had people in the unemployment office that knew what they were doing we would’ve been paid by now. The person that was over the KY Unemployment claims should’ve never had the position in the first place. This is why people were waiting like they were and why it’s been so messed up and behind. Come KY get it together!!!

        1. Kentucky is always late on EVERYTHING! I expect we might get something by January

  64. Im on north carolina my profile says payment was issued for the 900 bit its not on my car

    1. Hi,I am also in NC ,did receive my 900 On 9/2 but received only my regular unemployment today no extra 300. Don’t understand why ? Did not receive for 8/24 or 8/31.

      1. After the first 3 weeks, states have to request/apply for additional FEMA funding. Until they get this or due to timing delays it may cause disruptions in subsequent payments

  65. I am in Ca. Been on unemployment since March due to covid. I’ve been getting benefits since then. I noticed in an email today that tomorrow I will have an extra 300 deposited to my EDD card. Does this mean I am not getting the retroactive pay as well?

    1. Good to head. According to CA EDD, “The [retroactive] payments will be added to your regular unemployment amount for any eligible weeks. Payments will be issued retroactively for weeks that you have already received unemployment benefits, beginning July 26.”

      So if you certified and were eligible for the applicable weeks in August, you will also get the retroactive payments. See the CA UI page where I have more details.

      1. Hey Andy im from mississippi wen we going to start to received our 300 dollars at first they said sept 6 an then it change to the 13 now its been three weeks now i hope we get it soon we all need help

  66. I have been unemployed since mid July…just got an extra $300 payment today…should be $900 (three weeks retroactive)…so I’m wondering when the other $600 is gonna show up.

    I’m in California

    1. Cali just started payments this week, so probably processing current payments and then retro. Did you certify correctly for past weeks you are eligible for payment?

  67. I get unemployment from Pennsylvania and I make over $100 a week and was told that Pennsylvania was supposed to be sending out the payments for the law today and I have yet seen the payment reach my account did anyone from Pennsylvania get there $900 deposit yet

  68. i live in Louisiana & have been receiving 225 a week but i have yet to get the 900 back pay but i do know people here who have gotten the back pay, but also some who haven’t, so i know im eligible & im trying to see if they are still sending the back pay payments out or should i try to contact the unemployment office & will they be able to tell me when i will receive because it doesn’t show on my profile & also when will Louisiana add the 300 on to the unemployment nobody has received that & it says that they should have added it by now.

  69. I draw from Tennessee, and was drawing the 600 when it was available, and nothing has changed on my end, as far as my job goes, so why haven’t i received the back pay for the 300, i still getting 275, and have emailed them several times, but they never responded to my emails. Please help, and let me know if, and when i will be getting the 900 in back pay?

    1. Hi,I was wondering about Pa. also,this site says Sept 6th but somewhere else,it says the 14th. How are we supposed to know what the truth is

      1. The state announced it will begin sending out the $300 weekly checks to eligible unemployed workers starting Sept. 10. I have updated table

  70. When will Georgia start. I am in need to pay my bills before I become homeless this is not right. Just because they are wealthy they don’t care about the ones can’t pay there bills

    1. Im from Georgia too and Going thru the same thing! Georgia just needs to release OUR funds.

    1. I live in KY ad it says payments will be made on Sept 6,today ? Is that true will we receive payment on a Sunday

      1. So far it does not look like KY will make payments this week. I have moved it to next week. See related comments on this

      2. Ky do not start making payments until Monday monring and being a holiday it may be delayed to tues. There are alot of employees there that do not know what is even going on. if they do payments this week it will most likely be late Tuesday.
        In Ky we request payments on Sunday so the date was wrong initially.

  71. I draw unemployment out of Tennessee, I have been doing so since June, I receive $275 in benefits, but have not gotten the $900 LWA, if anyone has and information please share. I have been trying to get in contact with Tennessee Department of labor and have had 0 luck.. Thank you in advance.

    1. Per a spokesperson for the TN state Department of Labor ” The state still has the funding needed to pay eligible claimants the first three weeks of LWA. The Department is still processing those first payments.

      If a claimant was eligible for LWA the first three weeks of August, they will receive a retroactive lump sum payment for those weeks. Some claimants may not be eligible for all 3 weeks and would receive payments only for the weeks eligible.

      Moving forward, the state is processing LWA benefits when the funding from FEMA is available for distribution. If that coincides with a claimant’s regular benefit payment, it will be included. If funding is available at the end of a week, the LWA payment could come separately.

    2. Hey they sent out emails to get the retro pay for lwa payments for the ones the system missed or needed more information

  72. Why do some states on the tracker say they have been paid for 5 wks? I thought FEMA was only allowing 3 weeks- this is listed for numerous states. Georgia has not issued any payments!!! All these others states have recieved sooo much.. So unfair….

    1. That’s the actual or estimated start date. As of Sep 4th, only 3 weeks of payments for August have been approved. People are seeing retroactive payments for those first 3 weeks now, but no additional funding has yet been approved by FEMA.

  73. Indiana’s LWA application has been posted. A whopping one yes or no question to answer – puh-RAISE Jee-ZUSS!!!

  74. I am in Tennessee, received the back pay from Aug. last week, and then today received my normal ui amount, but without the 300 added. Will that be sent as a different deposit? I am absolutely eligible and have had no issues till now.

        1. No…Per a spokesperson for the TN state Department of Labor ” The state still has the funding needed to pay eligible claimants the first three weeks of LWA. The Department is still processing those first payments.

          If a claimant was eligible for LWA the first three weeks of August, they will receive a retroactive lump sum payment for those weeks. Some claimants may not be eligible for all 3 weeks and would receive payments only for the weeks eligible.

          Moving forward, the state is processing LWA benefits when the funding from FEMA is available for distribution. If that coincides with a claimant’s regular benefit payment, it will be included. If funding is available at the end of a week, the LWA payment could come separately.

          Tennessee has submitted its request to FEMA for the funding necessary to process the $300 LWA payments for the week ending August 22.

          Due to the nature of the LWA grant, benefit payments to claimants will have a lag time of one or two weeks, if not longer. FEMA is approving LWA funding for Tennessee on a week-to-week basis. Once the state determines the amount of funding needed to cover payments for a specific week, the Department applies for the money needed to process those payments.

          The next LWA payment will go out in a matter of days after the state receives funding.”

      1. They are late because they applied and got FEMA approval after other states. And the other one is they are taking more time to update systems to process these payments. States use different home grown UI systems and some are much worse than others.

  75. I need help with my pandemic unemployment claim in pa I talked to this lady at the unemployment office about it and she put in my weekly certificate because I couldn’t how long will that take

  76. Hi I’m a little confused here I usually get to 275 a week for unemployment but I noticed on the tracker page where it shows what payment you got lwa and it says that I was paid for it and it but I didn’t get paid for it but it’s on the tracker the calculator up to $1,200 that I did not get could I got it and also I was supposed to get 2 75 today and I haven’t received it yet will I get what it says as far as lwa in a big lump

  77. Incorrect, initial funding covers all 3 weeks including back payments. Those first 3 weeks are guaranteed.

  78. Update: IL, WI and SC have had their LWA grants approved

    September 1, 2020: FEMA Announces Lost Wages Grant for Illinois
    September 1, 2020: FEMA Announces Lost Wages Grant for Wisconsin
    September 1, 2020: FEMA Announces Lost Wages Grant for South Carolina

    1. Ikr! Only getting estimate dates! Not near right! Still waiting from each date they just throw out at MS!

  79. So some states will receive more unemployment than others? AZ is paid for 5 weeks and 0 unpaid weeks and still receiving payments.

    1. Hmm…not sure if that is accurate. Per FEMA approval, This benefit is currently time-limited to an initial three-week period and not everyone who has filed an unemployment claim will be eligible. Benefits for the initial three-week period include weeks ending August 1, 8, and 15. Additional benefits are contingent upon availability of remaining FEMA funds, which FEMA will confirm after Sep 10th (the end of the window for states to apply for the program and initial funding)

  80. Why When NV applied Aug 25th and many states applied after as much as
    6 days later are they all
    Approved except Nevada ..even Florida
    Was approved yet filed after they seem to approve states very fast except Nevada 9 states that applied after already approved either NV gov lied and has NOT Applied
    just said he was going to or the President is holding a grudge which is it ?? This is insane

    1. Those are ones I have a more detailed UI page with more details. Click on them to go to that page.

  81. I live in Missouri and received the $600 stimulus unemployment payments, and I’m still on unemployment.

    Why didn’t I receive the $300 LWA today along with my weekly $174 unemployment benefit?

    1. Did you check eligibility? If you are eligible you should get it paid retroactively for weeks you certified and had over $100 in UI benefits

  82. I am still waiting to be paid the first one, from April, here in Nevada! It says in progress but no one will answer my calls or email. I am ready to blow!

  83. Ok I received the lump sum of $900 for the past weeks in my state. I thought they were going to disburse $300 after every week but I didn’t get the $300 this week why is that ?

    1. Which state? FEMA has only approved three weeks of funding for most state’s and will consider additional funding after Sep 10. So you will see an interruption of payments till then

  84. Lauren, you are 100% correct, it is ONLY 3 weeks due to so much other need for FEMA $, they were supposed to pass something before this, now before it ran out and as you pointed out: it is running out before it is even paid out!

  85. When the payments ($300) start, how will the retroactive part work? For example, if the start date for my state is September 13, would vthat mean that the retroactive to August 1st would mean we’d see a lump sum for the past weeks? I cannot figure out how that would work because I have heard that the number of weeks for vthe $300 will be quite limited. It could be 5 weeks worth but maybe not depending on howe many states apply because the entire pot is $44 million. I’ve also heard that FEMA is releasing 3 weeks to each state to start. So, assuming the 3 weeks guaranteed, wouldn’t the August 13th week’s payment incuse all three weeks $300 so a lump sum of $900? And, if so, that means there’s already a gap because the first three weeks of August will already have past.
    I also assume that the states that applied first will get more weeks in total when the money runs out.
    Confusing to say the least.
    I’m assuming $900 in total for my state so I shouldn’t be disappointed. I hope.
    Anything above that will be extra. And of course hopefully the senate will meet the house halfway so that we’ll have larger payments until the end of the year. We’ll see.

    1. I’m wondering as well. I have been collecting unemployment since April. FINALLY get to go back to work next week! I did notice that I had an email yesterday saying I am getting 300 deposited (probably tomorrow because today is a holiday) but I don’t know if that means I won’t get retro pay at all. I have no idea if retro will be paid separately or what. I’m in Ca.

  86. First they tell us August 29th for North Carolina now they say September 6th they really just don’t care about the little man I’ve been screwed over by the government in this every which way possible because I managed to work one day which was the 26th of July I missed the $600 extra cut off by one day one following for my unemployment because I got sick at work then if that wasn’t bad enough because I’m on a two-week pay scale in my payday starts on Tuesdays and ends on Mondays I worked one day out of the weekly filing for unemployment benefits and because I make $11 an hour they took $86 out of the $120 I was approved for weekly making my first weekly check after being out of work for over a week and then it taken 14 days to give me any money by that point I had been out of work for almost 3 weeks and got $31 for that first week which will automatically knocked me out of the $300 additional benefits for that first week all because I worked one day I make $11 an hour I’m behind on every bill I have about to lose everything I own we have done nothing but struggle since this started and I got put out of work and I didn’t get put out of work because my store shut down know I worked through all that I got put out of work because unemployee had to come to work sick with the virus and they waited 2 weeks to inform me of it I have now been out of work for over a month and because the school systems not opening the schools back up I am still currently out of work and now I’m finding out that I’ll be lucky to get $300 for two weeks instead of the three weeks I expected because I only got $31 in that first week and then when I finally got part of a paycheck a two-week paycheck I had one week and one day on it they counted that against me and my food stamps as well as the unemployment and they counted the full 120 in the unemployment for that week and the other weeks following as well as the $299 paycheck I managed to get for that two weeks that of course lower the food stamp benefits I was receiving that way and I want receive the 300 because it was only $31 for that week I understand that the $100 cap out is to prevent people abusing the system but when you’re only allowed to $24 earning allowance before they start deducting from your whole 120 benefits oh and that $14 in taxes they take out making it $106 a week that I actually receive and I still didn’t even get that for all the weeks I had been out by the time I finally got my back pay my waiting. Of my regular unemployment benefits and they took out their taxes and they took out the $86 we’re at work one day on the filing. And one day out of a two-week paycheck on the second week I managed to get $235 while being out of work for 24 days now we’re being informed that it will go back all the way to the first of August for the extra 300 but I’ll still only managed to get $600 even though I desperately needed the $900because I have a $1,200 power bill that I’ve not been able to pay because no one can live off of $106 a week. And if that’s not bad enough I had gotten married in May and my husband applied for the stimulus payment which way should be at to hear a word about he did not receive one that really could have helped us out and as I’ve tried to update that information as married in the system it does not allow me to so when they and if they decide to send out stimulus checks yet again I will receive a stimulus check if they even send one out only for myself and my child when we have a household of 3 because they can’t manage to update their system enough for people who had recently been married or even acknowledge that we submitted his information so he could receive a stimulus check the government has done nothing to help me it seems like!!!!

    1. Oh my lord darlin’ you need someone to spell check and proofread before you write another thing. That was very difficult to understand with no punctuation, 75 “and’s” and tons of misspelled words. This could be causing you problems in getting any government agency to take your communications seriously. Or even strain long enough to get to your point. Yikes!!!! I feel very bad for your situation but you need some assistance in writing correspondence in the future. Nonetheless I hope you can get all the assistance you’re entitled to.

      1. Seriously no need to be rude. Just my opinion but I thought your comment was uncalled for. Didn’t your momma ever teach you that if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all?

        1. Your right!!
          The day and time where living in?? Why all this nonsense, that’s another reason alot of people can’t get through nor ahold anyone. Everyone thinks they need to publish there stupity and nonsense. I’m just about over it.
          I’ have been on hold trying to find out why I have not been entitled my backpay? My electricity bill, all the above bills are way over due and about to be shut down. I absolutely can’t figure out why there not sending me my money I’ve tried to get since day 1. I was told when I did get ahold the first time to keep requesting money until it paid me up to date, well as everyone knows it will not allow you. So I feel I was just put off. I don’t really understand any of it at all. I can’t work due to doctors statements wh3re my husband is sickly we nee to stay quarenteened. Really?? I took the three payments of 600weeks of extra money we received and got other things caught up. I’m now only getting (which God knows I’m grateful for) $100 a week. How in my time “exp in this day and time” supposed to live on that?
          I can def see why people are commiting suicide and overdosing. This is crazy. I’m lost, confused and just plain old sick and tired of being sick and tired. That’s the truth. Alot are. There is no room for being put down. Everyone if people can’t smell the coffee are sick and tired

      2. I am very impressed how u attempt to attack someones grammatical errors but fail to capitalize the L in Lord. Tis a proper name i case u didnt recall. And instead of attacking someone when they are venting u should be praying for them…if u wanna call or use His Name u should use it with meaning not to scorn another. Very untasteful Sarah…we are all in the same boat and need to lift one another not kick them when they r down. I will be praying for both her and you. God bless and let that marinade.

      3. That was just so very un called for! I don’t know about you, or anyone else for that matter, but I do not see it being a relevant conversation about ones grammar or spelling right now! Yes I myself tend to correct ppls spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc. At relevant times, but that lady was simply upset and venting about RELEVANT real life monetary issues that I’m sure quite a few ppl are struggling with right now. The fact that you felt the need to comment anything besides your support about the topic only shows ignorance of the worst kind! And far as her spelling and grammar and punctuation, I have seen so much worse and was still able to read it and understand what was being said! That being said, u must not be a very good reader, or let me rephrase, u must not be able to read and understand a whole lot because it wasn’t that hard to understand anything about what that lady was saying to us! Get a life lady and if u have nothing better to do than to sit and criticize someone’s writing skills, that must mean u don’t have the same troubles everyone else is having with money situations and need to stay off these sites if these issues do not apply to you! God knows we have enough petty bull shit going on with the government as it is! God bless you and I hope you will think more about your opinions about certain irrelevant topics before your word vomit!

        1. When I sai about the b#$ch and Grammar police I was referring to Sara Bell’s rude comment about grammar and misspelling.

      4. Sarah I’m sorry you must not be a good reader. I had zero problems reading her post and to sit there and criticize her when she was venting was one of the most ignorant things ever. I am a grammar and spelling freak and it drives me crazy when spelling mistakes happen but guess what it’s not hurting you so who cares!!! Could you not have been nice to her and instead left off the shit talk since we are all in the same boat and no one is better than the other. We should be lifting each other up and not disrespecting each other right now. If you had some sense then you would have said your comment without the attack on her post. Just so you know PROPER NOUNS START with a capital letter so when you said Lord you didn’t use “L” when you should have. In case you have been living under a rock not everyone has been afforded a good education as some of us who were lucky enough to have a good education.
        “ Oh my lord darlin’ you need someone to spell check and proofread before you write another thing.”
        This is a horrible sentence!! First you didn’t capitalize the L in Lord, you didn’t use a coma after darling but you used the slang spelling and you have the nerve to tell someone “proofread before you write another thing.” Which by the way is not good wording and I’m sure if you’re going to try to pick apart anyone’s comment, please make sure that you can’t be schooled about your own spelling, grammar and or sentence structure. Sorry but you had to be a nasty person to this girl who was just venting so I had to point out your errors.

      5. please shut up!! you think she worried about that!! she needs help .remember what you judge needs healing how dare you.!!!feel sorry for you. .since am not an idiot i wont call you one. we are all one, so you talk about her it boomerang!!! to you.

    2. I am praying for you and all that are in the same boat. It saddens me to see such pety people in here. God bless you and your family…better days are ahead in Jesus Name.

    3. Hey Taneesha. I think you can rest easy on the $300 payments. I read that its based of your initial amount before deductions. THAT claim when you got accepted your benefit rate is over $100 a week so you should be good even if you worked. Hope that eases your mind a bit.

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