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

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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
Alaska

Payment Pending

Mid to late October
(see estimate details)
6$300
ArizonaPaying NowAug 17th6$300
ArkansasPaying NowSep 12 (up to Oct 2nd)6$300
CaliforniaPaying NowSep 7th (Phase 1)
Sep 15th (Phase 2)
6$300
ColoradoPaying NowSep 18th (first 3 wk batch)
Sep 25th (second 3wk batch)
6$300
ConnecticutPaying NowSep 17th5$300
DelawarePaying NowSep 18th6$300
District of ColumbiaPaying NowFrom Sep 28th (paying wks 1 to 4)
From Oct 5th (paying wks 5 and 6)
6$300
FloridaPaying NowSep 8th4$300
GeorgiaPaying NowSep 12th6$300
HawaiiPaying NowSep 23rd
(see schedule)
6$300
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)
6$300
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)
6$300
NevadaPayment PendingMid to Late October
(see DETR comment)
6$300
New HampshirePaying NowSep 12th6$300
New JerseyPaying NowFrom October 19th
(see payment details)
6$300
New MexicoPaying NowSep 10th6$300
New YorkPaying NowSep 14th6$300
North CarolinaPaying NowSep 6th (4 weeks)
Sep 16th (2 weeks)
6$300
North DakotaPaying NowSep 17th6$300
OhioPaying NowFrom Sep 14th (on PUA)
From Sep 20th (others)
6$300
OklahomaPaying NowSep 23rd6$300
OregonPaying NowOctober 2nd6$300
PennsylvaniaPaying NowSep 17th (first 3 wk batch)
Sep 24th (second 3wk batch)
6$300
Rhode IslandPaying NowSep 6th6$300
South CarolinaPaying Now (by check)Sep 25th (7 to 14 days processing)6$300
South DakotaNo PaymentDid not enroll6-
TennesseePaying NowAug 30th6$300
TexasPaying NowAug 23rd6$300
UtahPaying NowFirst 3 wks: Sep 9th to Sep 15th
Second round: Sep 16th to Sep 23rd
6$300
VermontPaying NowWeek of Sep 14th6$300
VirginiaPaying NowOct 19th
(1 to 3 days to payout - see details)
6$300
WashingtonPaying NowSep 22nd6$300
West VirginiaPaying NowSep 16th6$400

WisconsinPayment PendingEnd of October6$300
WyomingPaying NowSep 13th6$300

The LWA state tracker table was last updated on October 19th. Payment Start date is when the state actually started processing current and/or retroactive UI 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. Where a state has started paying benefits, you will see the LWA Status column updated to "Paying Now." 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.

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1,264 thoughts on “When Will $300 LWA Unemployment Start Being Paid in My State? News and Updates

  1. i live in Michigan and applied for benefits back in march when I was laid off from job as a home health caregiver. i never received the 600.00 additional payment from unemployment and i did not start to receive a check until july 2020. how do i apply for back money that i was approved for but never received and how do i apply for the additional 600.00 and also currently the additional 300.00 that i got letter stating i was approved for but i am not receiving i am just getting my regular 209.00 every two week payment.

    1. You most definitely need to speak to a UI call center rep in Michigan. While you’re waiting on hold with them, I would be writing some emails out to the Congress person representing the district where you live as well as your Governor. I’m very sorry you’re struggling – but you absolutely need to contact UI by phone and make a stink!(Try to be nice though)

  2. As I assumed, Alaska didn’t issue LWA payments so far this week. My PUEC usually is deposited on Tues afternoon, and the additional funding was not there. Furthermore, when checking the UI Website for payment details it only shows that I was approved for my normal benefit amount. No other information is available on the state sites, nor any press releases from the Governor, Commissioner, etc. There is very little information on the rollout for Alaska LWA on the web. There is a statement on the UI site instructing to “NOT CALL” the call center regarding the LWA. I wouldn’t hold your breath on this one- Halloween is still weeks out.

    That and the President just called all Republicans to abandon Stimulus negotiations until ‘after he is re-elected’. Regardless of who takes the WH, Congress, etc- there is one thing: The financial help is going to come too late– we will simply have to find work at Walmart/HomeDepot/Grocery stores- they win here; cheap labor and an abundance of applicants. I’m a Chef by trade and I probably won’t be finding a $60k cooking job anytime soon, unless I leave AK. It’s too bad I can only find work making the same pay rate as a 19 year old with no cooking experience. The disparities are endless.

    1. it makes no forms of sense why Alaska is so slow paying when pretty much every other state has been paying

      1. its really sad how slow Alaska is……im sure someone in DOL will lose there job over this or should

    2. Thanks all. It does appear that Alaska dates have changed from what was published and no LWA payments have yet been made. According to the Alaska free press, Mid-October is now the target date. Definitely well behind other states.

      According to Cathy Munoz, deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor, “The program isn’t expected to start processing payments until mid-October.”

      Table updated accordingly.

      Sources (in case people question where I got this from, again all are estimates and no definitive dates published yet by Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development)
      https://gov.alaska.gov/newsroom/2020/09/18/additional-unemployment-payments-for-alaskans-to-be-distributed-soon/
      https://www.alaskapublic.org/2020/09/28/covid-unemployment-boost-may-arrive-mid-october/

  3. I qualify for LWA in SC and have yet to receive my money. I’ve been calling everyday and get the same answer. We’re working on it. Do to unemployment lack of concern my power has been interrupted and I’m going to have to park my car do to uninsured and unpaid insurance. This shouldn’t be happening and it’s like they don’t care. They started paying LWA September 25 and I’m still waiting

  4. when will Alaskan receive this money??……the website says for months there still aasessing president Trumps executive order after all this time

  5. A: No. Since Washington s minimum weekly benefit amount is higher than the $100 required by LWA, this is not a concern for Washington claimants. As long as you are eligible to receive at least $1 in benefits, you can receive LWA. For example, if you receive less than $100 each week because money is being deducted from your weekly benefit payment, you will still be eligible for the entire $300. A: We estimate that the LWA could provide more than $400 million to families, individuals and our state s economy. Any additional funds to help unemployed workers are welcome.

  6. I live in sc and still havent got anything from the LWA program and they saying it can take up to 14 days and i hope it comes soon. I really can use it for my bills and i done everything thru or friday last week

    1. I don’t what’s going on in SC. I have been calling everyday and nothing in the mail yet. My local post office manager stated that my check has been lost in the mail. So im calling UNemployment and request a replacement check in the mail and they are going to have to mail me out another check. This is crazy mann i so behide on my bills.

  7. The Kansas Department of Labor says Kansans who are eligible for the Lost Wages Assistance program can expect payments from October 6th or 7th. The department began accepting self-certifications and processing payments on Friday (October 2nd) so could take a few business days to hit bank accounts.

    Payments will be made weekly (over 6 weeks) rather than in a lump sum even though they are technically retroactive. KDOL, the state UI agency, has said that this is so claimants can start getting payments as quickly and accurately as possible the program was developed to work this way.

    Gov. Kelly said to be eligible, a claimant must self certify their unemployment or partial unemployment is due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. She said if KDOL confirms eligibility, the claimant will get the payment for each week of the LWA program, as long as the person remains eligible and funds remain available. According to Gov. Kelly, claimants are able to self certify by logging into their unemployment benefits account or by calling one of the unemployment contact center phone numbers listed on its website.

    Details of program on KDOL – https://www.dol.ks.gov/ui-faqs/lwa

      1. I have filed, but Also not received lwa yet. My portal says verified, just wondering when payment will come, as it’s been too long!

    1. Got payment on 10/6/20 of 300 for Retro aug 1st week.. but nothing since. Can’t find any info on delay or anything else.. any updates?

      1. I as well got one same time as well nothing after that. Thought we was suppose to get one every week for 6 weeks way I understood it..

    2. If a person haven’t received any payment yet do that mean they not eligible?

  8. Washington DC $300 LWA payment – As of September 21 (paying from week of Sep 28th), the District had been approved for four (4) of the total six (6) weeks of funding. Beginning October 6, the District began issuing payments for weeks five (5) and six (6).

  9. #Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development started $300 #LWA unemployment payments. Looks like first 2 weeks have been paid per comments with remaining weeks starting from Oct 5th. Table updated.

    1. I usually receive my AK UI deposit Tuesday afternoons. We shall see if the LWA is included this week. There hasn’t been any news/updates via the State portals since Sept 18th and even at that, Governor Dunleavy and Co. only stated that the LWA payments would be going out “soon”. I’ll update in about 12 hours.

      1. yeah…..this isnt true…….Alaska hasnt paid not a single coin as of yet and it appears nobody has a answer when payments are coming

        1. Thanks all. It does appear that Alaska dates have changed from what was published and no LWA payments have yet been made. According to the Alaska free press, Mid-October is now the target date. Definitely well behind other states.

          According to Cathy Munoz, deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Labor, “The program isn’t expected to start processing payments until mid-October.”

          Table updated accordingly.

          Sources (in case people question where I got this from, again all are estimates and no definitive dates published yet by Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development)
          https://gov.alaska.gov/newsroom/2020/09/18/additional-unemployment-payments-for-alaskans-to-be-distributed-soon/
          https://www.alaskapublic.org/2020/09/28/covid-unemployment-boost-may-arrive-mid-october/

    2. Yesterday it was announced in the Anchorage Daily News that Alaska will begin sending LWA $300 for the week of October 18th and if you are eligible for 6 full weeks an amount of $300 in addition to your UI benefits. The payments are for eligible people from July 31 to Sept 5 for retroactive payments of LWA. No money yet, but a date has been given. Thanks for keeping this website going.

  10. Andy
    I’m hoping maybe you can give me a straight honest answer. I’m in SC & they paid all but one payment. When I talked to them several times they keep saying it’s cause I switched from regular UI to the pandemic one on the week of the Aug 1st. They get it straight but didn’t. So yesterday when I called the woman told me well they have nothing to do with the payments & I need to call FEMA since the payments come from them. Ok WHAT? Sounds like the run around of not knowing your job. If this is true how & who do I contact cause after 5 calls they are starting this crap.
    Thanks
    T. H.

    1. Yes SC paid first week by check (for fraud prevention supposedly). You may need to certify for LWA since you switched unemployment programs, but this is a one time certification issue only. I have heard though and see in other comments that PUA and LWA payments have been messed up (so you are not alone there) in SC. But FEMA cannot help you and your state UI needs to sort that out. You should contact someone else there or talk to your local state or district representative (google it) to get help. Also did you confirm you were eligible for LWA? You need to be getting over $100 from the existing unemployment programs you qualified for.

      1. I was paid for the last 5 weeks. I should be grateful mine didn’t get screwed up like a lot of others have done. The 1st week of August 1st is the week I wasn’t paid but it’s also the same week I switched programs. And they have pulled that up several times but they say it’s fixed but never does. Then that lady I talked to Sat morning said I had to call FEMA? I’m like really? Now your gonna tell me that cause you dummied down? I knew not to call them & I did email my Gov so I’m waiting but thanks for the info on the representatives.

  11. ANY NEW IN NEW JERSEY???? seems like only SC and MI are only uodates on this site.

    1. Finally got my money after a month. Michigan here. I’m definitely praying for you guys. I was literally out of money and out of gas

      1. I know, right? No one can give a date or even a straight answer. Including ANDY. One reply he said this week or next. Yet he also replied to someone else who said this week, he said don’t hold your breath! Seriously? False hope with saying this week or next. We know what NJDOL said last update..which was WEEKS ago. Saying should he ready in October. Well october has 31 days. So WHEN?

      1. Thanks. Theres nothing new in that article. Only thing changed was Sept 20 to early October. Couple sentences later says late Sept. So only few words were updated. So still just a guess as to when..early October. Going by when fema approved..then added few weeks. Then pushed back more weeks. So no one knows

      1. I know. Not sure where the mid to late october date comes from. DOL has no new updates. Same thing posted for past 3 or 4 weeks. So not sure why it suddenly changed.

    2. Only NEW JERSEY is NOT paying !! It’s bullshit. I bet they get there nice government pays on time. I’m disgusted and drowning in New Jersey !!
      Marcy

      1. Yea..we all are. But the governor doesn’t give a shit. He doesn’t worry about if he has money to buy food, gas, rent, electricity.. His checks ALWAYS ON TIME. he doesn’t have to wonder when his money will be deposited. Just his citizens have those burdens!

      2. Marcy ! They don’t give a dam if we’re dying are not bcz their bank account can never bee empty, nj is the worst state I will I was living in ny I swear . NY state all ways looking for for there ppl . When I saw mid October I was done kmft

        1. Sophia,
          It does suck seeing that the time table changed to mid October. But keep in mind its just an estimated GUESS. just like the one saying early October and the ine before that saying Sept 20th. Its not based on any actual facts..no update. If it was an actual date we would have seen articles and updatea on NJ UI portal. The portal is listing the SAME EXACT “update” thats been there for 3 or 4 weeks now. Its the update that actually had the time table change from sept 20 to early October. So maybe we will get $$ sooner. Like I said..the time table here is a guess. Not factual. Wish there was someone with some actual updates but NJ could care less. I hate not knowing and this governor is a joke. I sent email to his office yesterday. He obviously doesnt read any comments from Twitter so maybe everyone should email him and FEMA. Just over load both with constant emails.

  12. My LWA payment was sent but the mail carrier sent it back to the sender and on the SC My Benefits portal it was posted on September 24, 2020 and click on it it’s an option to replacement benefit. How can I get my payment resent to me.

  13. If you had a red flag on your I’d verification and haven’t received your weekly benefits or your LWA You need to call Columbia and make sure they have cleared you Just because you had your ID sent doesn’t mean you r in good standards. Just sharing good information

  14. Oregon Employment Department began issuing Lost Wages Assistance payments on Oct 2nd to qualifying Oregonians who were receiving PUA benefits or who self-certified that they received unemployment benefits for COVID-19-related reason. Claimants should now be seeing payments in their bank accounts or debit cards

  15. I’m in West Ashley and completed the verification process last Friday, I got a email on Saturday saying that they needed my ID along with my claim number, so I did that Saturday and it said upload complete. Sunday I weekly claim and come Monday I didn’t get my normal payment nor does the $1800 show up under payments. Does anyone know what’s going on?

  16. Just recieved $1800 backpay today from uia in MI every should check there accounts. Funny it didnt show up on my MiWam account like usual but none the less I’m grateful.

  17. I’m really not surprised SC is ridiculous I have been waiting on my back pay since June. I have been getting the run around about it. My bills are behind and they are constantly saying they will send it, it’s being processed and still nothing til this day. I have given them everything they need and still nothing. I’ve also been told it would be direct deposit and called all my bill collectors just for it not to hit and now owe triple my bills.

  18. I am in SC and I received my check in the mail today for $1494. I verified identity on Saturday and received the check today(Thursday)hope this helps

    1. Thanks for sharing the update and giving some hope to many SC readers waiting for their check.

    2. Thank you this helps alot I’m in sc as well and i certified for mine on the 26th and I haven’t received my check yet but hopefully I’ll recieve it tomm hopefully

  19. Any updates for NJ. Other than the vague “sometime in October” that NJDOal stated? Unbelievable NJ has waited so long to even attempt to start programming. Almost as if Murphy is hoping for 2nd stimulus to go thru and extended unemploment benefits will be included and he won’t need the LWA. After being hit so hard by COVID, NJ residents NEED whatever help we can get! Murphy is hurting NJ the longer he WAITS. Thats what he is doing…waiting. No way its take NJ almost 2 months to set up a program to issue LWA when other states have already DEPLETED the funds. Ridiculous!

      1. Still no updates ,as far as I know, for NJ. On here its mostly SC and MI. No one has answered anything about NJ. If you hear anything…please reply. Thanks

    1. Exactly!!! Some of us are having trouble even feeding our families. He is doing such a horrible job with this. We were shut down for so long!!! Wtf Murphy

  20. The certification disappeared but if you login and go to settings in top left corner drop down you can see the lwa submission. I am from Michigan also, certified on Sunday for all of my stuff my regular payment was delayed by 1 day, but have seen nothing for lwa payment. There is nothing pending at all have read that it would be the end of the month but its now October.

  21. SOUTH CAROLINA RESIDENT ZIP CODE 29072: OH FILED MY UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIM THURSDAY THROUGH PORTAL LAST WEEK RECEIVED MY CHECK 9/30/2020.

      1. No, surprisingly I was able to file a claim through the portal last week (Thursday)
        Then it immediately disappeared but I saw my check pmt on portal Saturday. Zip code 29072, check came Wednesday. Long lines at bank of America on Knox Abbott drive. Check is perforated on sides

    1. Hey i haven’t received my check yet in the mail. Have you received yours? IT say in my portal it was mailed out on the 24th last week. This is crazy.

      1. Hey, I spoke with a representative this afternoon and she said if we don’t receive the check by Tuesday then we should call them back. Site said mine was mailed out on the 25th.

        1. Chrystal, it would be listed in the same place where your normal pay weeks are.

  22. UPDATE FROM MICHIGAN: I certified on Sunday. I logged in later in the evening on Wednesday and I see the $300 listed under payment for the according weeks. It doesn’t say when it will deposit, but at least it is something. I hope it’s like the rest of the weeks, and deposit into my bank the next day.

  23. Tawanda from Michigan, have anyone that self certified over the weekend received anything yet?

    1. I certified on Saturday and have received nothing yet. I’m getting a bit frustrated at all of this

    2. I am wondering the same thing. I certified over the weekend and nothing yet. I am in Michigan as well. I can’t even get an answer through sending a message or even get through on the phone. I just want to make sure that my account isn’t having a problem or anything. I will post the minute I hear anything.

        1. I just logged in and I see the additional benefits listed under the according weeks. I will let you know when I get paid.

      1. I spoke with someone from unemployment and she said they are still reviewing everyones claims. She told me to just keep checking the payment portal. Also she mentioned NOT everyone will get the $1800, that’s the max you can get. It can start as low as just a $300 payment . It all depends on your claim.

    1. Hello
      Yes mines is showing on my portal and that they issued my check out on the 24th of last week, and i still haven’t received anything. I called them yesterday waited on the phone for 3 hours before i talked to someone and she gonna tell me that keep checking it should be in the mail. I know people in my area that has received theirs OMG. I need my check bills getting behide. I’m just so mad right about now. Have you received anything?

  24. Hawaii – The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) confirmed the payout schedule for the LWA program for the six weeks of funded benefits beginning the week ending 8/1 to 9/5/20.

    Benefits generally take three business days to be deposited after issuance by the DLIR. Benefits will go out as follows

    Sept. 23, 24, 25 Payment for week ending August 1, 2020
    Sept 29, and Oct. 1, 2 Payment for week ending August 8, 2020
    Oct. 6, 7, 8 Payment for week ending August 15, 2020
    Oct. 13, 14, 15 Payment for week ending August 22, 2020
    Oct. 20, 21, 22 Payment for week ending August 29, 202
    Oct. 27, 28, 29 Payment for week ending September 5, 2020

    Individuals with pending issues preventing payment will not receive the additional $300 per week if they are allowed benefits after the program has ended.

    Source – https://labor.hawaii.gov/blog/news/5861/

    1. Okay I’ve gotten the first payment of LWA. Now awaiting for second payment but didn’t receive anything. Did we run out of funding already?

      1. Same here. Got my first lwa payment week of September 26th. No second payment and third one is due this week. I was wondering the same thing … have funds been exhausted, already? This really sucks.

    2. I haven’t received any LWA payments for Hawaii, who should I contact to find out if I will be receiving payment soon?

    3. Mahalo Andy…..we too received just one payment of $300 at the end of August I believe but nothing after that. There is the headliner on our PUA account that states: Individuals receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance benefits may also be eligible to receive an additional $300 under the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program for the weeks ending August 1, 2020, August 8, 2020, August 15, 2020, and August 22, 2020 as long as Federal Funds remain available. I sent them a letter through the account asking about this but never heard back. Thank you for posting here.

  25. Tawanda from Michigan, anyone having issues with uia portal. I’ m not even seeing my regular unemployment benefits pending certified on Sunday

  26. It’s no where to be found. If it shows up, you will see it. It will be halfway down the page in the spot that normally tells you that you have things to certify. It will be highlighted with an orange exclamation point.

  27. Does anybody have an update for KY? I still haven’t received the first payment. I did my bi weekly claim yesterday so wondering if it will come after my regular unemployment payment. Thanks in advance for any information!

  28. Did anyone from sc received a text from scdew to send more verification if so will u please post the text. I accidentally deleted it. Thanks a mill

      1. My account shows that the payment was made on 9/27. As of 9/30, I have not received a check.

      2. Hello
        No i haven’t either what is really going on. See if they would have done direct deposit we wouldn’t be going through this. I need my check my bills are behide lord. Have you received anything? They gonna make me go to Columbia and find out.

  29. It has been posted on the Virginia Employment Commission website that the LWA Payments have been postponed from Sept 30 till Oct 15 no explaination was given. This post can be viewed on the Virginia Emplyment Commission website.

    1. Thanks Jack. I saw this a bit earlier and have updated per the official line – “The VEC is in the final stages of programming for LWA. We expect programming to be complete and the agency to begin making payments October 15, 2020. However, you must complete the LWA attestation process with Gov2Go.” Not great news for many Virginians waiting for this payment. See more on the dedicated VA UI page setup here

    2. I was able to certify for LWA in Michigan on Saturday. Does anyone no how long it takes to receive the funds after certification?

        1. I certified on Saturday but it disappeared from my submissions cause i kept certifying due to the link in the alerts staying there now I have nothing and can’t reach anyone. This is so crazy

      1. I’m in MI also. Did you see an actual link that said LWA? I should qualify for 8/1 & 8/8 (not beyond as I started a job). I still see nothing on MIWAM.

        1. Yes there was a link. Highlighted with an orange exclamation point. When you clicked on it, you had to answer 2 certification questions, then submit. I did that Saturday, but still nothing about a payment or pending payment

      2. Can somebody tell me is there a seperate link to certify for the LWA on the michigan site. I have seen nothing and like everybody else i cant reach anybody for help

    3. I am self-employed in Virginia – the new document information that PUA is demanding requires a 10-digit State ID of an employer, but since I am self-employed, I don’t technically have one. Has anyone else run into this problem? Any suggestions on what to put in this field? It will not accept my documents without it, despite the fact that it clearly instructs: “Self-employed – upload your Schedule C Profit and Loss statement for 2019”

  30. MH. I’m in SC also and haven’t received my unemployment payment yet either for Monday

  31. So they say everywhere I’ve read says Oregon will be the end of September how close are they gunna cut it! #betterbeallinonelumpsum
    # whymakeuswaitwhenyiugotthemoney

    1. I’m in Oregon and checked my pending payment for Wednesday via my ReliaCard and it is not there. Only my regular unemployment amount. So if it gets added on the 30th we won’t see it till October 2nd.

      1. From Oregon as well. My claim says processed September 29 and payment paid (6×300) $1800.00. Takes 2 days to show up, so expect it tomorrow October 1. We shall see. Don’t for the life of me understand why so long……..

  32. I’m in SC. My portal says I was given $1494 on 9/25/2020 but I have not received any money. Help?? I did receive my weekly amount of $270 today.

    1. They are sending LWA in the form of a check. I called Friday and spoke to someone and they said that all lwa payments are being sent by check for security reasons.

  33. Just curious if anyone knows how to self certify for kentucky. Been on unemployment since march. I read on the unemployment website that you have to go back in your claim. So thats what i did and know it has reset all my stuff SMH…. Really wish they was a different way we could check… if anyone from ky knows a different way to do so please let me know.

  34. Andy
    I was just wondering why articles kept popping up yesterday saying the federal government has approved $300 jobless benefits for NJ. Hasnt that already been approved?

    1. NJ was approved by FEMA several weeks ago. But they have yet to update their systems to make these payments to eligible claimants. Per NJ DOL update on Sep 24, “Additionally, the Department has been approved for six weeks of funding through FEMA’s Lost Wages Supplemental Assistance (LWA) program. The funding gives eligible claimants $300/week in addition to their other unemployment benefits for a limited time. Programming will be in place next month to distribute lump sum payments.”

      1. Yes. I am aware of all that. I just dont understand why articles were written on sept 25th saying the fed gov has approved 300 for nj unemployment. That already happened. So why are articles saying it again?

  35. Will I still get my weekly pay if I got to send in documents for my identity?

    1. Did anyone get their unemployment money this morning in South Carolina I didn’t is it still a glitch in the system

  36. Michigan here, how long after you self certify do your funds get released?

    1. Brad from MI. I’m hoping it works like the regular certification and that we’ll receive are funds on Monday or Tuesday.

      1. Okay hopefully that’s how it works, thanks for replying, this whole thing has been confusing and frustrating

  37. Im from sc i done tje verfrcation proccess and a friend of mines did theres the same day which was on tuesday 22nd and today which is saturday his shows 1800 penndung but mines ant showing nothing are they going in abc order cause his last name starts with a E and mines with a H

      1. You have to use a computer or it won’t allow you to verify! I figured that out yesterday! But if you don’t do your identity verification you can claim your next week!

    1. No, my last name starts with an R, I did everything Thursday morning and by Thursday Night my 1800 was showing already under payments. So I’m not sure why yours isn’t showing up yet!

  38. SC RESIDENT: FILED LWA THURSDAY NIGHT. SATURDAY MORNING I CHECKED MY PORTAL AND IT SHOWS 1494$ WORTH OF CHECK PAYMENTS TOTALING 4 WEEKS!! I’M Missing 2 weeks. It is reassuring to know that I have money coming in check form… But I need money today I started a new job on the 17th of September and I have to wait a month before I get my first check I hope I get the two weeks that they owe me for Sunday or Monday because I have no gas money to get the work this week. I’m grateful I get the back pay for 4 weeks but in the meantime I need gas money and groceries I need to get to work this week. At least I don’t have to play hide and seek with my back pay on the online portal anymore but they should have just direct deposit the funds into everyone’s account

    1. My portal showed payment approved on Thursday after with payment method of check which is crazy but I wonder when they will actually be mailed. If any received a check please let us know. We could use some good news!

    2. Exactly!!! My payment was saying payment issued on Sept. 24, 2020 and being that it wasn’t sent to my card and coming in a check you would think it would have been in the mail today but no mail. So I guess they going to make us wait longer just to get a dang check in the mail. All this is pathetic. Aint like the checks being mailed from across the country because they coming right from Columbia SC so they should have been in the mail today like WTH………

    3. Mine says 1800$ issued but nothing in my deposit yet just hoping it comes on Monday morning

      1. Under payments on the claimant homepage. It shows the date paid, 9/25/2020 and amount$1494

        1. Once you click on the payment it shows you payment type and it says check. I need DIRECT DEPOSIT MAN!!!!

    4. I talked to them 2 times on Fri as to why they sent mine checks. They said it was part of their security. No their system screwed up again & their too lazy to fix it. But I was missing a payment as well & u just got to call them.

  39. Texas update…The LWA stops the week of September 5th. But you can still get your regular UI under the Cares Act 13 week extension in Texas. I was under assumption that this would last more than 3 weeks. Next week thousands of airline lay offs. It is not looking good.

  40. I’m in MI and haven’t received anything.. no notification to self certify or anything.. I am getting to the point where I think nothing is going to come due to funds running out! All around me people have got two rounds of payments due to being on pua, and because I’m on regular UI we are the last to get it, not fair. Everyone should of got one payment before people got two payments! So frustrating!

    1. That’s exactly my situation, my boyfriend is on the pua and already gotten two payments, I haven’t gotten a message to self certify or nothing, starting to think I won’t get anything either. So frustrating

      1. I’ve messaged Uia like 3 times and no response either.. at least I know I’m not the only one!

        1. I messaged them too, nothing, the frustrating thing about it is originally we didn’t have to do nothing as long as you were certifying every two weeks

        2. Andrea and Tawanda – Due to the increase fraud many agencies are implementing additional verification steps. You need to call the MI UI agence and confirm your payment is not held up because of this, and assuming you are eligible for the payment as described in the article.

        1. Brad from MI again. Good news. My certification questions just showed up for the LWA. Not sure when I’ll get the money though. Hopefully Monday

    2. I’m in Michigan as well. I’m on PEUC and haven’t received a dime. I emailed twice 7 days ago. No reply! It sucks, I’ve got just enough cash to pay my rent this month and that’s it…

    3. I’m on regular UI and just checked my portal and the certification was finally there! I flipped out with excitement Until every time I answered the questions the alert stays there. This also happened with my PUI claim and nothing ever happened because of it. Has me worried it’s just another glitch that’s gonna end up with nothing. Fingers crossed but check your Miwam maybe it’s the same.

      1. From MI. Got my regular unemployment, but nothing from LWA.. Oh Well. I’ve pretty much giving up. You can’t call, or send a message. I emailed 2 messages over a week ago. No response. I definitely didn’t ask to get laid off!!!

      2. Yeah I just checked mine and it was there too!! So some hope.. we’ll see if it actually goes through!

        1. After you certified did your alert stay there tho? I ended up doing it over and over thinking it wasn’t going through or that we had to do it multiple times for the weeks. Scared it’s just gonna cause more issues.

        2. You did it right. Answer the questions six separate times. Your technically certifying for each 300 dollars

        3. After I answered the questions 6 times, the certification questions disappeared.

        4. So I just looked again and it’s gone but I did it well over 6 times and where it shows you everything you submit there were multiples and now they are ALL gone as well as my alert to certify for the 28th as regularly scheduled. So many glitches it just scares me I messed things up. I’ll report back when I find out but thanks for the replies.

  41. I qualified for the first three weeks of lwa and got nothing in NY, I work the first 2 weeks of September and reported it so I’m going to assume that because of me working for those two weeks in the beginning of September that it automatically disqualified me from any type of payment which I think is sooooo not fair. I should at least get the first three weeks of August payments since I did qualify for it…. idk this is crazy and can’t get answers anywhere .. .

    1. I live in Arkansas I’m going through the same thing I was drawing unemployment up until august 17th I’m due 900$ for those three weeks in august they did send 300$ on the 12th I called and asked about my other 600$ and they are saying they see my money on their end but not my end and then came back and said since I’m fighting my employer that lied saying I quit when actually he never called me back when he opened in mail I won’t get that money till a decision is made I don’t understand why I was got paid 218$ a week up until my unemployment stopped on august 17th I should get my back pay so frustrating I need it badly

    2. I have received a 1.600 check will you be mailing me the 300.00 check are will it be deposited in my account

    1. If your payment issue said check they should be in the mail tomorrow so hopefully they wont hold them for 7-14 days still after giving us the run around we still have to wait. Instead they put the money on our cards we still have to pay to get them cashed.

      1. I live in Camden. I’ve seen something where someone said they was told by scdew after u apply the checks went out for delivery in 48 hours. If this is true we should get them by tomorrow but we’ll see.

      2. it said on my hompage that a check was issued on the 24th so to me if it was issue that should mean it was sent so either maybe today or monday i would think. hopefully it wont take longer but at least i am eligible for it

    2. I live in Sumter. Says paid on 24th in my portal where my normal payments show but nothing hit bank account. I think they might be mailing checks or the banks are over whelmed

  42. Michigan, I have not got a link email to me, this whole thing is confusing, I thought you didn’t have to do anything extra, as long as you certify every two weeks, I have to certify on Monday. Have anyone in Michigan gotten anything yet?

    1. I applied for mine and it says sent out 9/24 and I still have no money. Mine says something about a check.

    2. The money is not coming on our cards the unemployment lady told me our LWA payments will come in a paper check 48 hours after you file for it so you is wrong about that

      1. South Carolina SC DEW Update (Sep 25th) – A DEW spokesperson said the agency began a “soft launch” of the program meaning some claimants saw LWA payments hit their bank/debit cards on Frday (most people are getting checks!). But this is only a small amount and it is expected to take several days to process the backlog of payments. Claimants should now be able to complete an identity verification process on DEW’s website. Once they certify that they were unemployed during the weeks they are requesting benefits for, and receive approval, they should start receiving payments within seven to 14 days, according to DEW spokesperson Heather Biance. The maximum payment is for 6 weeks or $1800..

        Update Sep 28 – It looks like all South Carolina DEW is making LWA payouts via check due to fraud/identity issues with existing payments. They are mailing checks that appear to be dated 9/25, no definite day they were actually mailed. They have also taxed these FEDERAL PAYMENTS at 17% so the actual weekly payment is $249.00 (vs $300). Could take 7 to 14 days for all checks to reach your address on file with DEW.

        Update Sep 30th – With South Carolina approved to provide LWA benefits for a total of six weeks, the DEW has said those who qualify will receive a one-time payment of $1,800. Those checks have started going out this week, but the confusion continues as claimants complain that they haven’t been able to correctly submit their paperwork online to receive payment.

        1. So I guess the “Soft launch’ of people didn’t need to get their identity verified??. South Carolina do the most..smh

        2. So are there going to updating all weekend? B/c I don’t see anything in my portal as of yet

        3. It’s is So said
          7- to
          14 days. All this time other states as all ready paid . It’s really said when we have bills to pay
          And no help soon like tomorrow it is already the end of Sept now.it is just really said and the on line is still saying in prossing what’s going on.

        4. When are they going to start the extra $300 on our weekly funds we certify for starting Sept 27th

        5. When I try to verify identity, it tells me access denied… why is that?… I am unable to certify also.

        6. When are they going to start the extra $300 on our weekly funds we certify for starting Sept 27th

        7. This the way South Carolina is handling LWA payouts. They are mailing checks that appear to be dated 9/25, no definite day they were actually mailed.
          They have also taxed these FEDERAL PAYMENTS at 17% so the actual weekly payment is $249.00. If you try to call the unemployment line it takes you through a series of prompts eventually automatically disconnecting the call. It would be hard to believe there is a state that has screwed this up worse than South Carolina. I encourage everyone to Google who their congressman is and get on the phone to that office to notify them how this has and is being handled.

        8. Why is this such a long drawn out process just give us our money.

        9. this is COMPLETE BULLSH*T!!!! how in the hell is this supposed to help and supposed to be “more money”? IF THE PRESIDENT SAID PAY US $300 ON TOP OF WHAT WE ALREADY GET, THEN DAMNIT WE SHOULD GET WHAT TRUMP SAID GIVE! I WAS EXPECTING TO GET MUCH MORE THAT $1620….. I OWE THAT IN PAST DUE RENT! SOUTH CAROLINA SUCKS!

        10. If I was denied my appeal hearing but I still have a remaining balance and weekly payout of 115 but its says 0 cause of hearing on payment issue will I still receive check, I’ve did verification they sent me last friday

        11. Sc is on some bs like always it shows on the portal the funds have been issued since friday it’s now Tuesday I recieved my normal weekly pay but not the one issued on Friday. Cant get through to talk to anyone, just yesterday for about 3 calls back to back it was saying the number was not in service. I’m just over this

        12. Well I got locked out of my account when I called somehow and now I don’t exist in the system so I have no money for nothing.and nobody will help me fix this.im just done with hope for this

        13. I filled out the question friday haven’t seen anything in my portal as in today but got an email yesterday saying upload documents which I also done Friday what’s the problem

        14. We recieved the 1800 when will we continue to get ghe 300 weekly

        15. I’ve had to move out of mt apartment because of mold i was approved 9/25 i haven’t seen a check yet homeless living in my car .so sad

        16. Why would they tax that little bit of money, S,C do the most.

        17. I sent my infor 4 times already to verify myself even went to Kinkos and paid to have it faxed over they claim didn’t receive it so I go to our DEW and let them do it ..I just don’t understand what else they want smh should I send in my birth certificate with a selfie ohhh my I’m over it ,You gotta wait on the phone forever and told on forever again this waiting game Suck and if ppl have direct deposit why in the Hell would they send you a Check smh Only SC slow on everything ….

        18. I been waiting since September 14 when I verify my info and called them they said Oct 1 they looked at my DL but nothing released yet for me !! I think they are trying not to pay anybody

        1. Hey I did mines on a Saturday of last week it show in my portal that it was sent on the 27th do they issue checks on the weekend

      2. Been waiting since the 9/25 its getting ridiculous it’s on my payments still nothing c’mon man 2 weeks to process every one I talked to has got theirs get these payments out people got Bill’s to pay especially me.

      1. Yeah I was on the phone with SCDEW 3 different times this morning & got the same answer about the checks. The held us up all week saying they was putting in this security thing so no one would steal the money & so the checks are part of their security process. Really? Checks? Security? SCDEW is chock full of morons & dumbasses

        1. Ikr a check they dont give a damn a check for security reasons when direct deposit like other states do come quicker idk what they are doing in Columbia but all I say is smh.

    3. Hey are you from SC or another state. Mines in SC alot of people is saying Checks not direct deposit.

  43. Michigan here still haven’t gotten any of my lwa payments and nothing in my portal . I certify again on the 28th.. will the lwa payment come with my normal ui payment then?

  44. Oregon Employment Department
    @ORemployment
    ·
    Sep 23
    We are on track to distribute LWA benefits by the end of September and Waiting Week payments by the end of November. For more information on the agency’s timelines, watch this clip from yesterday’s hearing at the legislature.

    1. In Oregon. Mine says paid/processed September 29, 6 different deposits totaling $1800. Takes 1 days to show up in account I think, so that means October 1. We shall see………

    1. UPDATE SOUTH CAROLINA: MY LWA HAS A PENDING DEPOSIT ON MY PORTAL FOR $1800.00 9/24/20
      IT HAS NOT HIT MY CARD YET. I DID MY LWA N SCDEW IDENT. AROUND 5PM 9/24/20. REMEMBER DO NOT USE AUTO FILL TYPE IN ALL YOUR INFO!!!!! I HAD 3 SERCURITY QUESTIONS AND 8 CERT. DATES FROM 8/1/20 UNTIL CURRENT SOME PEOPLE HAD 6 CERT. DATES AS I READ ON SCDEW FB COMMETS EARILER, JUST WANT U ALL TO KNOW THT WEATHER U HAVE 6 OR 8 U STILL GET $1800. I ALSO SAW THAT SOME STATED U CANNOT USE YOUR PHONE, THAT ALSO ISNT TRUE, I HAVE A OLD ANDROID THATS HOW I FILED. I WAS ON REGULAR UI BUT THAT RAN OUT THE WEEK OF 9/13 , I APPLIED FOR PUA, WAS APPROVED SAME DAY, GOT MY PAYMENT THAT MON WHEN I FILED THT SUNDAY… IM ON PEUC. HOPES THIS HELP GOOD LUCK SC!!

        1. I called and they told me they are sending paper checks. But I think some people got direct deposit

        2. I can confirm that checks are what a lot of people are seeing, some DD but very few. Majority of payments will still roll out over the next few days.

        3. SC Filed mine Thursday and it states (1800$)it also states may take up to 72hrs to be deposited says nothing about sending a check

        4. I WAS THINKING THE SAME THING!! The state wasn’t worried about fraud until now??? I have been getting my weekly claims so that should show i am not fraud and send a CHECK IS INSANE!! God only knows when they actually arrive! SC screwed this up majorly!!

      1. How long will it take for my 1800 to hit my debit card? I see it’s say they pay me $1800 but it not on my card yet. I did my LWA claim Friday afternoon. So how will I have to wait until it hit my card?

        1. I would click the blue link for the date it says you received the $1800. For instance mine says $1800 beside 9/27/2020 and when I clicked it it says in the payment method section that I’m getting a check even though I usually get my benefits on a card .

      2. How did you get in to certify I cannot and cannot do my weekly claim either

        1. Ewwuse another browser. And use desktop site. Then it’ll work

          Dont use chrome

      3. So when you filed you got your 1800 that Monday or you had to wait 7-14 days and did you get. A check or did they use your information in the system?

    2. It’s is So said
      7- to
      14 days. All this time other states as all ready paid . It’s really said when we have bills to pay
      And no help soon like tomorrow it is already the end of Sept now.it is just really said and the on line is still saying in prossing what’s going on.

    3. I had to do my verification on a laptop! It would not let me do it on my iPhone. It kept telling me access denied. But had no problem at all on laptop

      1. Go through chrome browser, safari doesn’t work. I was trying since Thur went into chrome this morning and it worked.

    1. Does anyone know if when you certify does it show up like your weekly payments do or does it just appear in your account?

    2. Upstate SC
      No payment yet I did the identify verification it all went through fine. Then on 9/24/20 it shows payment paid Check. Today is Sunday 27 still no payment. Looks like they would have some kind of tracking for checks to let you see when checks was mail. So we can be on the lookout for exactly when they should arrive. So that you wouldn’t take the chance someone taking it out of the mail box. Ppl do steal mail it’s a shame but ppl do that. Looks like dewsc is taking every step to protect the state from fraud but what about protection for us from checks getting lost or stolen. God Bless and pray we all get our checks safe and very soon.

  45. The number to sc dew said some payments have been sent out. My website to verify identity is till not letting me in. Access denied is showing up is anyone else experiencing this.???

    1. I just did mine.I had to answer three security questions and then I had to verify that I was unemployed due to the coronavirus from the week of August 1st to the current week and it took me back to my homepage and the message had disappeared so hopefully I get information on when the deposit is coming try again it’s working now

  46. I am from PA. I filed for PUA back in April, 2020. I was approved and received 3 weeks. I stopped receive payment on May 23, 2020. I have been filing weekly certify. I have 24 weeks say in progress. I emailed PADOL. They say, they have to verify my identity. I have uploaded the requirements, but my account still say waiting for verify identity. They put a hold on my PUA account or something. Also, I was approved for LWA, they say it will take them 2-3 weeks for LWA to process. Please can anyone help me, i would appreciated. Thank you.

  47. Hi everyone,
    I live in Southern California and on Sunday the 20th I received 2 weeks of back pay and on the 22nd I received another week of back pay. Can anyone tell me roughly about how long does it take to receive the remaining 3 weeks? Any information that you may have would be greatly appreciated.

  48. I live in sc also yes u r eligible for all 6 weeks because u were unemploy those weeks. You have to go on the web site and verify for the new identity that installed but for some reason it’s not working. They told me to try first thing in the morning. They are paying fema on 09/25 which is this Friday

  49. If anyone in SC can get through to certify your identity on the unemployment site here please share the information so everyone will know the site is now operating. Thanks a mill

    1. Hey R L i was able to complete my LWA certification.. It did not work for me on microsoft edge so i downloaded google chrome. the next thing i did once in mybenifits home page was check my personal information and made sure i had everything exactly the same. Once past the initial verification page you will be prompted to a second page that will ask you three personal questions about your past in south carolina. the last page will ask you if covid is the reason for your unemployment. After that your home screen will go back to normal. Hope this helps!

    2. Certified and payment issued 9/24 but it says check! Wonder how long it’ll be before i receive my check in the mail? Anyone have any idea

  50. I live in SC would i still be able to collect this money if i just returned back to work this week? I certified every week and meet the 100 requirement.

  51. I have been receiving my payments from the new program in Georgia, however, I thought I had to re-register and while attempting to do so, I got locked out of all of my unemployment benefits. I have emailed them on their website, but wanted to know if you have any phone numbers for Georgia. The error message said you had to call, however, I can’t find any phone numbers.

  52. Oklahoma has officially started paying. I received my payment this morning, but my boyfriend is still waiting for his. The payment came in increments, back to back, for the full 6 week back pay. Please update for Oklahoma! :)

  53. Does anyone in SC know what is going on with the DEW website. It says I need to confirm my identity and it just keeps saying access denied every time.

    1. I’m truly thinking it will be with our weekly certification on Sunday.. between not being able to gain access and reading the email and the intro to the link message.. it makes more sense to me that this possibly could be the case.. and maybe we will see a payment next week.. according to SC DEW they are on track.. that being said 9/27.. next weeks payday for most could be the start of payments released.. read it.. your thought?

    2. They’re still working on the website. It should be working im guessing tomorrow afternoon. If it is not i would call them before 5pm

    3. I called yesterday and they said it’s a glitch they gotta fix. Everybody is having that issue.. I just tried again it says the same thing

  54. SC. Clamaints have to varify identity now in order to certify weekly and apply for FEMA benefits but the page isn’t allowing access a this time. Spoke with the site and they said it should allow us later today. Keep trying

  55. It says edd will pay retro from july 26th which is 8 weeks before california began paying the $300 a week so how come they are only saying they are only paying 6 weeks instead of 8 that is owed? And when will we see the rest of our retro money??

  56. does anybody know anything about indiana. Was supposed to start paying on 21st. Still nothing and I know im eligible.

    1. Same with oklahoma, was supposed to be the 20th, still nothing, and screwed if it doesn’t show by tomorrow.

      1. Nicole from Oklahoma back again to say that I received my lwa payment this morning. My boyfriend is still waiting on his to hit though, which sucks because that means others are also still waiting. BUT I got the full 6 week payment, so Oklahoma IS paying full amount at once. I’m so thankful, I absolutely needed it!!

        1. Thanks again Nicole. Oklahoma (OK) has confirmed that LWA payments are now being paid for all 6 weeks. Several readers have confirmed $1800 of payments received on Sep 23. It could take one to two days after this date due to bank processing delays. However per OESC If you have not received LWA benefits, and believe you are eligible please verify eligibility (via official OESC website)

  57. Update SC:
    Recieved this email from DEW THIS MORNING @ 3:45

    Dear SC DEW Claimant,

    We are working with our vendors to ensure your security, and we anticipate initiating payments for Lost Wages Assistance by the end of this week. Thank you for your patience as we finalize the integration of the LWA program into the MyBenefits portal. DEW will be providing resources and tutorials as we launch this program.

    Thank you,

    South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce

    1. A Hilton Head newspaper had published SCDEW is going to start implementing payments as early as Tues which is today. If you are not projected to start payments till the end of the week why is the local news saying this & saying it’s from your office? This really is misleading to people who desperately need this money. I do hope it’s in one lump sum after all this

  58. INDIANA::
    Has anyone gotten their LWA payments from IND. Website updated payments but still have not gotten anything. When are we actually getting paid!!??

    1. Likely in one to two days due to bank processing. Should be later today or by tomorrow from what I am hearing

  59. Look I just want to say I’m so glad we ohioian through regular got a l s of 1800but what happened to is in pua we only received 1200we need that extra 600please Ohio help us give us something to hope for

    1. I don’t know how true it is my daughter gets PUA and she received $270 a day(300 minus taxes). She has received that 4 times so far and has it showing to deposit again tomorrow. At 10 it will update and she will know if she gets another $270 which will make the full $1800 minus taxes. Hers worked out for her getting it daily but I know some people would have benefited from the lump sum.

      1. She sent me an update and said she will have received the full $1800 with her deposit tomorrow these are the dates she received payments 16,17,18,19,22,23. The one on the 19th was weird she said because it was a Saturday but that’s when she received it.

  60. Has anybody talked to Ohio pua today I tried calling them but it was on the phone for over 3 hours about receiving the rest of our payments through pua we didn’t like regular Ohio unemployment get one lump sum of 1800 we’ve only received so far 1200 and I’m just wondering where the other 600 is because it is very needed in our family and I know your family too so if anybody has talked to them can you please comment to tell us what is going on are We receiving the rest of the money tomorrow with you know the money we receive every Tuesday from unemployment anything or any information would be helpful thank you very much I’m just really trying not to lose my house please help me

    1. I live in New Jersey and it says will start in October ?? Is this true ? I’m gonna be living in the streets with my children. Computer glitches etc. it’s redick ! Also I know people in Pennsylvania who have received it all and some nothing. Like how does that work. And is that gonna happen to us. Not happy

    2. I live in New Jersey and it says will start in October ?? Is this true ? I’m gonna be living in the streets with my children. Computer glitches etc. it’s redick ! Also I know people in Pennsylvania who have received it all and some nothing. Like how does that work. And is that gonna happen to us. Not happy

  61. Andy and Ohioan”s
    I’m on Ohio”s traditional unemployment, just wanted to update . I had a $1800 lump sum payment deposited with my weekly deposit into my bank account today.

    1. Hey I only got my unemployment money from my work no lwa yet and I filed the claim Saturday morning right when they first updated the system

      1. Sure you sure you answered the LWA questions correctly, I received both payment today my weekly and one lump sum payment of $1800

      1. Hey Andy. Did your unemployment show that it was going to be deposited, or was it just random

  62. I’m in Michigan, I’m to the point I am not expecting anything, got my regular unemployment last week, nothing o portal and nothing in my account, a little frustrated at this point

    1. I’m from Michigan as well, and not received anything accept my regular unemployment. I’m definitely getting frustrated.

      1. Yes this is so crazy! Especially when some have gotten theirs and others are still waiting

    2. MI also. I should qualify for the extra $300.00 for weeks ending 08/01 and 08/08. I started a new temp job which I reported. I keep waiving every week due to my current income. No changes on the MIWAM account and no pending $600.00 payment on my bank site. I sent UIA an inquiry email today… Now my job is ending 09/30. It gets frustrating.

      1. I was able to successfully certify for my normal unemployment today. I will receive that tomorrow, but not sure if any additional funds will be deposited. I sent Michigan unemployment an email Sunday afternoon, regarding the additional FEMA funds. Still no word.

  63. Does anyone know when Oklahoma will start to pay? The tracker above says September 20th but there still isn’t anything except my regular unemployment of $194.

      1. I haven’t got anything extra still but I talked to someone that worked where I did and they got extra 300 deposited when he got his regular unemployment so idk what’s going on

        1. Just checked my key2benefit card and IND has paid the 300$*6 weeks. $$ is finally there.

      1. Hey Tiff. I’m in Michigan and the only thing I received was my regular unemployment today. Unfortunately this will not cover my rent that’s due in 8 days. I’m hoping the LWA will just appear in my account this week. You can’t call these people either. I’m beyond frustrated. I hope you receive your funds soon.

      2. okla went pass their date to payout, saying it could be another month, which last week they said this week , and then on last Friday Sept 18 , that okla would receive 6 weeks pay in a couple of days. I’m fixen to be homeless because of this. I’m 52 and never in my life have ask for a single cent.

      3. I still haven’t received any LWA, still just my traditional. Have you, or do you know anyone who has received their LWA in Oklahoma?

  64. Does anyone know what’s going on with Ohio pua it’s Monday and since Saturday we haven’t gotten our last two payments are they coming.

    1. I’m on Ohio as well Curious still about same stuff for me as well…

      I can’t believe I’ve waited up Saturday and Sunday expecting our 6 payments in that order and it goes as far as to show I was paid but my card still in Zeros kinda got me worked up….. really could use hope change happens I haven’t had any payment issues up till now!

  65. Good news Ohio traditional unemployment is finally paying the LWA payments. I certified on Saturday for the LWA and I do my weekly certification on Sundays. I just checked my weeky claim and I have my regular payment and one lump sum additional payment of $1800 to be paid today Monday 09-21-2020. Good luck to all and don’t forget to certify for your LWA payment.

  66. NJ IS A JOKE!!! It said Sept 20th for weeks, and now all the sudden it is early October. What does that mean?!?! We can’t even get a date? Every other state is either paying now or already done payments! It’s absolutely rediculous. We will all be evicted and starving by the time they pay us. I see people complaining about their second payment…be grateful because we haven’t even got our first.

    1. So true !! I feel your pain Rob. I cannot borrow anymore money from family. Etc. so angry

    2. They need to be grateful were not getting anything I dont understand how states got approved after us and getting there payment before us how’s that even possible wtf

  67. I do not appreciate you people getting on this site giving people false hope. You said SC would be paying out on the 20th & when I pulled my payout up for the week it’s just my regular UI payment. Why would you do this to people? I am on the verge of my vehicle being repossessed & I told them I would possibly have the money Monday. You are wrong for putting dates like this on here

    1. If you’re in Georgia please check your ui portal. Second batch $900 has been disbursed with a deposit date of 9/21. This is solid information!

      1. I can’t check my claim status because I made a mistake last week and started a new ultimate benefits. need to have it canceled because I’m already on pua. now my pin has been suspended again. got first payment of lwa so hopefully I’ll get the second

    2. Please note for SC all dates are estimated in table based on available guidance. The state UI agency has not provided much in terms of concrete payment dates (unlike other states) so estimated and FEMA guidance on implementation is what we have. Since no one has reported payments as of today, moving out date a week.

  68. New updates have surfaced for Georgia. Please check your ui portal in Georgia check for updates on the second batch $900 please respond with results

      1. The update in Georgia as of today they released the second batch $900. Check your ui portal this is official

        1. Dear Prettyforsure, good morning! Hi! Sadly I don’t have the money on my to go card yet , it’s 9:40, Monday morning, alls been going well till now ! I’ve tried to call , of course it says recording of we having system troubles, you think it may be later in the day ? This is so stressful ! Thank you in advance for your help ! Our company filed for us we were told ! HELP!thank you !

        2. Hi if you usually get your ui early then you should expect the LWA payment early by later today. They released the funds today 9/21. Check your ui portal for second batch update!

  69. Well I live South Carolina When will the lwa benefits be distributed for South Carolina

    1. Right.. haven’t updated nothing since Sept 1st.. it’s sad we waitin and we Kno nothing… We got approved same day as Florida I think n they paying but SC not.

    2. They said on this site the 20th but I just pulled my pay up & it’s just my regular payment. SC had yet to say when they are starting so I don’t know where these people got their info from

    1. Claimants who qualify for the LWA program will be issued their final round of supplemental payments this week for the three final eligible weeks. LWA is a program that receives funding from the Federal Emergency Management Administration’s (FEMA) Disaster Relief Fund. LWA allows distribution of an additional $300 weekly supplement to eligible individuals receiving UI benefits from state and federal unemployment insurance programs. The first three weeks’ worth of LWA benefit payments were issued to 564,613 claimants and totaled over $463 million. This week’s LWA benefits will be issued for eligible weeks ending August 22, August 29, and September 5.

    2. Do anyone else have any new information about Georgia and why we didn’t get the final $900 by 9/19 like their website says? Do anyone know of any one person in Georgia that can at least see the second batch disbursed on their ui portal?

      1. Hi, I just texted you a question just now! I hope you can help! Thank you , !

    3. I received 2 payments on 9/12
      3 payments on 9/21
      Just waiting on 1 more which I’m assuming will be next week 9/30

  70. Ve, from Columbus Ohio an I hit YES, that I was unemployed for the LWA and hit certify was that the right answer? So I received regular unemployment, too. So when can I expect my extra money

    1. I certified friday night and it says my 1800 is to be deposited tomorrow. So if you certified this weekend you should get yours tomorrow.

  71. Okay; so this is my second comment on this same matter. I live in Kentucky. I have been receiving regular UI benefits due to covid since March. I’ve read on here that Kentucky has started to pay out the $400 extra unemployment benefits on September 15th. As usual I claim my benefits every 2 weeks; with this coming Sunday (09/20/2020) being my date to claim. I’ve confused as to when our state has actually started paying out this extra benefit because I just read an article from one of our local news stations quoting our governor saying there are 3 phases that these benefits are being paid out with the first Week being sent out on September 11th. The second Week being processed on the 17th and the third being processed on the 18th. This article is pretty confusing since they say that the first week of payment was sent out on September 11th, but clearly says that the other two weeks were or are going to be processed on the 17th and 18th. I am definitely qualified to receive this extra unemployment benefit. So would someone please explain this (date confusion)to me? And would someone please assure me that I’m not the only qualified person that has not received this extra benefit? And to my understating those who are already receiving unemployment due to covid; do not have to take any extra steps to receive this extra unemployment benefit. Much appreciated: Answers please?????

  72. Residing in SC: recertified for unemployment and ever since I filled my claim for there regular ui I’ve been seeing : you have received 2 benefit payments anyone else seeing this message after they file there claim? I figured the second payment was South Carolina’s way of keeping track of lwa payments in the system cuz I never received the second payment only the regular UI benefit which equaled 270.00

  73. Question for Michigan, I got my regular payment for unemployment last Wednesday, been checking uia portal don’t see anything about payment yet, have anyone received theirs or gotten a update yet? TIA

    1. Michigan here. I’ve gotten nothing yet. However, I certify tomorrow, so I’m hoping it will come with my regular unemployment

    2. Hi there. I found out it’s 7-10 days after we’ve certified for the LWA that we’ll receive it!!!

        1. Hi Twanda. I got the full direct deposit of 1,800 around noon today. I’m so thankful for it!

  74. Hi I’m from Ohio in the pua program have been receiving payment for four day I heard we are getting 6consequitive ones it’s Sunday and no payment is it because it’s Sunday should I see the payment back tomorrow

  75. This message is for Georgia and anyone with solid information regarding Georgia. Can anyone see the second batch of $900 in your ui portal?

      1. On the Georgia ui website it says the second batch would reflect on our ui portal by 9/19 that date was yesterday but I don’t see anything on my ui portal that makes that statement true.

  76. I certified friday night and my 1800 will be deposited monday. So if you certified you should have yours monday.

    1. are you in ohio!? i do mine sundays..i worked nights before loosing job to covid…so i can get my kid on and off the bus ect…so im already awake when it hits midnight for sunday…i usually file around 2 am and still stay up sometimes because im so use to nights…always get it monday about 5 pm… so it will be their with mine regular on monday ? im on reg ui as well..

      1. If you certified you should have it tomorrow. If you are on regular unemployment you should get the 1800.

  77. Andy,

    Is the Nevada date just an estimate (if so, is it bad on 4 or 6 weeks post application approval), or is there a point of reference for the stated date?

    Thank you.

    1. I just posted an update based on some new information. I had originally estimated the date based on FEMA guidelines. But DETR (Nevada state UI agency) estimates it will now take four to six weeks to complete system updates before the agency can begin issuing payments to eligible claimants. Given Sep 11 was the FEMA approval date, then assuming the mid-point of 5 weeks of approval I have revised estimated payment date to start after October 16th. Will continue to monitor and update if the date changes. It’s an estimate until official and people start seeing payments. Link to reference in table now. It is however very disappointing to see Nevada so far behind other states in making this payment.

      1. thank you for the info, it’s very disappointing to see Nevada so behind, By any chance do you know if they will give it in one slump? We’ll pretty much be getting it almost when everyone has already got their benefits… TIA

      2. I’m in Nevada as well and I noticed it says on October 16th Deter said there gonna start rolling out the payments, just wondering if you think it’s going to be this weekend? I’m just so stressed out I have no money, have no food, Nothing. Im losing everything I own to pawn shops just to get by.. I really don’t know what to do and really expected this money and it’s taking forever in Nevada. So im just wondering what you think on this and if we really gonna get it real soon. Also a friend of mine said she knows people got it Already and I read on the website that they did a test run and sent out some payments, thats not fair to send a few people the cash. We all need it bad. I don’t know what self certify is. I go on the portal and there’s nothing about it when I did my initial claim the reason for me being unemployed is because of covid 19, I answered yes do I have to do anything else you think there’s nothing on there and you cannot get through on the phone at all.

  78. I did not know this had been approved. How can I find out how much was actually paid to me extra over and above my regular unemployment. And for what dates it covers.

  79. I received a message from Ohio UI website saying I needed to answer the yes no questions to certify for the LWA payment. I’m on traditional unemployment. I also looked on the OJFS website and its been updated as of today’s date saying there system is now updated so they can begin paying the people on Ohio’s traditional unemployment. It says there will be a lump sum payment up to $1800 bit you must go to the page you certify each week to get you regular UI and click on the LWA and answer the yes no questions to certify your claim is Covid-19 related. This is much needed money for all good luck.

    1. I did mine last night I saw that once you certify the funds are automatically released the next day but i dont think it counts on weekends so monday should be the day you finally get the money. Thank you all for the information on this site. Good luck to all and to all the other people in other states i know we all needed this money.

      1. Where did u see it automatically releases the next day ? It didn’t say that on my portal

  80. Colorado starting paying out thursday 17th first round of payments went out , then friday 18th another round of payments went out of 900$ lump sum. Other lump sum for 900$ to complete 1800$, goes out 25th website says. I was one who recieved friday in co 700 something after taxes guys, hope this helps goood luck to all…

    1. Hi, I’m
      Drawing The PUA and I have yet
      To Receive any Money. last Check Of Reg Unemployment Exhausted, July 26 and Then Was approved
      For the PUA and No Check paid out, Until 09/23/20
      I called and finally, got hold of someone From PUA ,They said if I’m Eligible? I’m getting 184. Per week every 2 weeks, I could really use the LWA Money.. But I don’t understand why, I Haven’t Got anything yet?
      Any Advise? If it’s aalteDy into The Second Round for Colorado, I didn’t get the First round ‍♀️
      Thanks

  81. Any idea when the second round of payments for Georgia will be released? They reported the “end of next week” last week on the GDOL website.

        1. On the ga website it says second batch sent out by 9/19 we should see it in the portal but I don’t see that it has been disbursed. Can you see the second batch in your ui portal and the date or just the first three weeks

        1. When will I receive my payments?
          Claimants who qualify for the LWA program are issued their first round of supplemental payments when deemed eligible for weeks ending 8/1, 8/8, and 8/15.

          The GDOL plans to begin issuing the final three weeks’ worth of payments for weeks ending 8/22, 8/29, and 9/5 by Saturday 9/19. Payments should be available in the Debit Card or Direct Deposit account 48-72 hours from the payment date shown on My UI portal.

        2. FAQ for LWA is where I found this information it was updated on 9/18

      1. Got it, I see it there. I don’t see the disbursements on my UI portal either so that’s most likely what the 9:00-1:00 “system outage” is for. Hopefully we’ll at least see that it was disbursed by tomorrow.

        1. Can you check around with your friends or family who may get unemployment see if they can see the second $900 in their ui portal? The reason I ask is because Georgia is usually right on point with dates timelines and anything regarding money or government. The portal should have updated like they said by 9/19

        2. I still have not goeeten mine and nothing in my portle either.

        3. Thank you Georgians for a response.

          This isn’t making any sense the portal should have updated by 9/19 to reflect the second $900 batch

      2. Same here I still don’t see anything on mine . I’ve only recieved the first 3 week batch which said that the date was paid on 9/11 and I receive direct deposit but it didn’t hit my account until the following Monday 9/14

        1. I hope we see some movement in Georgia by first thing in the morning

  82. If we didn’t get our lwa payment today will it be 5th erected tomorrow or do I have to wait till Monday

  83. Illinois has begun paying out LWA for the weeks ending 8/01, 8/08 and 8/15. Have the funds for LWA for the remaining weeks ending 8/22, 8/29 and 9/05, been approved?

    1. I just got this email. So yes!
      Dear Claimant –

      You are receiving this email because our records indicate that you have received supplemental funding to your unemployment benefit payment through the new federal Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program. LWA provides eligible claimants an additional $300 to their weekly benefit amount (WBA).

      The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) has received $1.3 billion in funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the six weeks LWA is available to each state. Payments began disbursement on September 6 for the weeks of July 26 – August 15 and will continue to be paid out for the weeks between August 16 – September 5. LWA payments are available to claimants earning a minimum $100 WBA and are in current pay status.

      LWA is a completely separate federal program from that of the previous unemployment supplemental Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program, which provided an additional $600 each week in 100 percent federally funded benefits to any claimant receiving unemployment benefits.

  84. I live in Ky and I am on regular unemployment and I haven’t see the first payment.idk what is taking so long?

  85. Ga, my sister received her 300$ funds but I haven’t and I’m on regular unemployment

  86. Bradley here in Michigan. Sept 18 and no extra 300. Any ideas? I certify this coming Monday. Will it be on that check?

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