Where is My $300 LWA Unemployment? Partial Payment Delays and PUA Recipient Schedules

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Despite payment of the $300 LWA weekly benefit across several states, many eligible claimants are still finding that they have yet to receive their funds or that they only received partial payments. This is despite funding for the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program having already run out and capped at 6 weeks for most states, well before the end of the original December expiry. Another point of frustration (and confusion) is that people in the same state are getting paid on different schedules based on the program they are currently receiving unemployment benefits under. Further it has been a challenge to get clear answers from their local state unemployment agencies and websites which were already swamped trying to make the payments under existing enhanced unemployment benefit programs (PUA, PEUC, EB)! So hopefully the information below will help answer some of your LWA queries on why your payments have stopped, delayed or not coming at all. Feel free to leave or review comments for any further questions.

Has my state exhausted benefits?

FEMA has confirmed that they have budgeted 6 weeks of funding ($1800 to $2400) for states that apply to all weeks of the program. Based on the tracker below, states that have already exhausted their funding were among the first to receive approvals from FEMA. Those states include: Arizona, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Texas, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Mexico.

Note some states like Florida have said they will only be paying 4 weeks of benefits (despite FEMA budget for 6 weeks) due to one of the program’s requirements which requires that at least a quarter of the program’s recipients receive an additional $100 in state jobless aid. Because Florida doesn’t have enough workers who earn at least $100 in state unemployment aid to qualify the FL DEO has said they won’t be applying for the remaining 2 weeks of LWA funding available.

Meeting the $100 minimum existing UI threshold

The LWA unemployment benefit requires claimants to be getting at least $100 of UI benefits (on a pre-tax basis) from existing state or federal unemployment programs. This minimum requirement is required for every single week the LWA program is in effect, which covers the weeks ending August 1st to September 5th. You will only get the extra $300 (or $400 in some select states) for the weeks you have certified and received over $100 in UI for existing programs.

COVID certification

States are requiring claimants to self-certify that they are eligible for the $300 extra payment because they were unemployed or partially unemployed due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. So make sure you complete this once you get notified by your state unemployment agency (or check your UI portal). If you are getting PUA unemployment, then this certification is already covered since that program required this certification in the first place.

Note – You will just need to certify once per LWA claim. There is no requirement for weekly LWA self-certifications. You should however continue to file your regular weekly claim certifications to receive your unemployment benefits along with any applicable LWA payments. You will need to call your state UI if you need to adjust your certification for past weeks (required to get LWA retroactive payments) if this cannot be done through your states UI portal.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) vs Regular Unemployment Driving Payment Dates

All state UI agencies had to implement PUA (and PEUC) programs earlier this year as part of the CARES act stimulus bill, which was generally done via separate systems or applications relative to their traditional UI systems already in place. In an unintended twist, the use of different systems has also meant that the LWA payment schedule for PUA recipients could also be different to those on regular unemployment because PUA claimants were not on traditional UI systems. In fact in many states, because the PUA systems were designed more recently LWA was able to be provided to PUA claimants more quickly than legacy systems used to deliver traditional unemployment benefits. For example in Ohio, PUA claimants began receiving retroactive LWA payments the week of September 16, 2020. Those on regular UI won’t start getting payments till late September.

Retroactive Remaining LWA Back Payments May Arrive in Batches

Because FEMA only initially awarded three weeks of funding – covering the weeks of August 1st, 8th and August 15th – many states only paid those first payments (one at a time or in a $900 lump sum) in the first round of LWA disbursements. Subsequent weeks required FEMA approval so were paid based on that and when states got the funds. Given the last week of funding for this program in many states was the week ending September 5th (paid the following week), some states who started paying early (e.g Texas, Arizona and Maryland) have already made the full $1800 payment to some claimants.

As a reminder here are the weeks (week ending) for states which have received the full 6 weeks of FEMA funding

  • August 1
  • August 8
  • August 15
  • August 22
  • August 29
  • September 5

Bank Account or Debit Card Processing Delays

While the state tracker below shows the first payment date for LWA benefits, it may take several days to get these in your bank account or debit card. Like with traditional UI and PUA benefits, after a payment has been released, it typically appears in your bank account or on your debit card in 1-2 business days. If you find its been more than 5 days, then contact your local state UI office.

This recently happened in New York (see update below table) where NY DOL confirmed they had released nearly $2 billion in LWA funds, but their payment processor – KeyBank – was unable to process payments that caused a 3 day delay in payments much to the angst of may NewYorkers whose UI portal showed payments had been made.

LWA less than what I expected

A common question is people seeing less than the $300 for a given week they got the payment. The main reason for this is that the $300 LWA payment is taxable. So if you were getting your existing UI taxed, then so will the LWA 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.

New York (NY) LWA payment update

As of September 18th, a lot of NY readers are posting comments that their first batch of LWA payments (which was due to be paid on Sep 15th according to the NY DOL) has not yet hit their bank accounts. The NY DOL has posted on twitter, “The first round of LWA payments has been released for those who were pre-qualified and those who certified by 5 pm on 9/15. After certifying, payments will be released in 1-2 business days if you are eligible”

NY DOL confirmed they have released ~$1.9 billion in LWA funds to 2.26 million NYers. But looks like an issue with their processor – KeyBank. Despite assurances their system could handle the load, KeyBank was unable to process payments overnight on 9/17.

KeyBank has said payments have been processed & will reach bank accounts by 4:30PM on Sep 18th at the latest. Which was the case for a lot of people, however per a recent tweet at 9pm on Sep 18th, it looks like payment delays will continue for many others and may take till Monday Sep 21st for people to see their LWA money! Disappointing news indeed.

Update: Second Round of Payments will be processed by the NY DOL as follows:

• Tue. 9/22: $300 payments for benefit week ending 8/23
• Wed. 9/23: $300 payments for benefit week ending 8/30
• Thu. 9/24: $300 payments for benefit week ending 9/6

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317 thoughts on “Where is My $300 LWA Unemployment? Partial Payment Delays and PUA Recipient Schedules

  1. Ga.It is October 19 an still have not received anything from LWA Benifits they issued payments starting 9/12 cannot speak with anyone they will not return your calls or email s

  2. I live in Pennsylvania and I get pua I got the first payment ending September 5th for the extra 300 my bf is getting regular unemployment and he got his 2nd payment of it on September 24th but I have yet to see a 2nd payment through pua I could really use it and I cant get ahold of anyone to talk to about it at unemployment office I tried emailing them calling and that is always busy doe anyone know if we are gonna get another payment or not? Tha ks in advance

  3. I am in Florida, and received the $900 for 3 payments of LWA in September, and I was already receiving PUA. According to the chart above, Florida is only paying out 4 weeks instead of 6, anyone know why Florida is the only state in the nation not paying out the full 6 weeks???? Are we still going to get the additional payment or additional 3 payments? You still cannot call UI – the phone system will not take messages and disconnects you.

  4. Got the following question on my FB feed – “Any update why is Arkansas has to vote to pay the remaining weeks that FEMA already approved them to backpay us for 6 weeks we only gotten 3 weeks now that isn’t right when other states had no problem paying the lwa”

    Answer – The Hutchinson administration has now decided to pay the full six weeks of LWA unemployment benefits ($300 per week). The state had earlier received $79 million (from FEMA) to pay for three weeks of benefits ($900) for weeks beginning Aug. 1 but had resisted paying the full six weeks allowed under the program, as most states have done, because of questions about meeting the state match. This was resolved by the legislature and the remaining weeks should be paid by the end of October.

    1. When exactley by the end of October? AND WILL IT BE once a week, or all the 3 weeks together? Asking from Siloam Springs,Ar. Thank you

  5. Ga have not received any payments LWA Benifits from 9/12-10/3-2020 still receiving my UI Benifits weekly is anyone having this problem portal says I am eligible

    1. I only received my 6 weeks and then it stopped so im guessing it over for us but it is still saying im going to fet more when we get more funds for Georgia cause we or out of funds

  6. Anyone from Oregon not get ther LWA yet? I have not received any of it but I have gotten multiple bogus excuses from the employment dept. At first they said I was only one and it was strange they don’t understand but know they say I’m not the only one. What gives?

  7. I’m in delaware I recieved 1 payment of 900 now when is the next I was on phone to unemployment a hour and half and it hanges up when they answered any word this is so frustrating I didnt ask for this to happen but I’m sure paying for it

    1. I finally received 3 payments LWA, 1st week of October-KY unemployment system is a complete FAIL

    1. Nope. They accepted my id verification sept 30 and now they told me to give it another week. It has been pass 14 days.

  8. Anybody in Nevada? It says the 16th , I really hope so. Do we have to self certify and how do we do that? I get regular UI and the reason is for covid do I still have to do anything??

    1. Hi – Im in Nevada. It doesnt say the 16th, it says up to 4 weeks FROM the 16th. We shouls start getting LWA funds 10/31 – $300 per week for 3 weeks. They have applied for additional weeks, but have not heard anything more.

      1. I read on here they already started sending out payments. Im figuring this weekend. A friend of mine I saw tonight she said she knows people that already got it. So it’s not gonna be the end of the month it’s hopefully this weekend. I’m just not sure about self certifying I don’t even see it on the website. Do we have to do it? I’m getting regular UI and under why am getting it, it’s because of the covid

        1. Looks like us in Nevada are getting screwed and will only get paid the initial 3 weeks, and then maybe 1 or 2 additional weeks, even though Trump authorized LWA for 6 weeks. Thanks to Gov. Sisolak not even applying the for funds until the last day to submit a request, we’ll all miss out on two or three weeks of LWA payments of $300 each. This is so unfair, since DETR has already received the funds from FEMA last September and has failed to pay us anything!

        2. I see that, it says 4-5 weeks. B.S this state is disappointing. I work in a hotel fine dining restaurant and never been on UI and cant even get this. Im really hoping when I do my claim late tonight its on there. Pat did you self certify i dont see that on the site?

      2. No it says 4 to 6 weeks from September 11th when we got approved, and it already says they’re starting to roll out the payments. A friend of mine said she knows people that already got it we should have it this weekend in Nevada I hope

        1. I’m in Nevada. I received one payment of $300 Thursday night.

  9. I just started hearing about the additional $300 dollars the last couple of weeks when I filed for my unemployment biweekly payment, It said that you had to be certified for the additional payment but I was unable to find out how to get certified from the charts for the states it said that Pennsylvania should started receiving the additional payments starting September 17,2020. I could truly use the additional payment because it is getting really hard to handle things as of October 11, 2020 I have not received the additional payment of $300 dollars.

  10. I just received a letter from Kentucky Unemployment Office saying, my 26 weeks has exaughsted to file a claim for the extra 13 weeks. I thought it was automatically added cause of pandemic. I understand how to do that. What I DON’T UNDERSTAND is my LWA Benefits, I’ve only received 2 out of the 6 $400 checks when my State UI did not exaughst until this week. What do I do to receive the other 4 checks I’m owed? My car insurance cancelled cause of the delay and I’m having to move in my car also with no insurance. I have had a SUICIDAL PAST, I overcome that DISEASE and beat it without medicine. Now at this very moment I feel like hanging myself of State Street Bridge in Bowling Green Ky I will give y’all the benefit of doubt and wait on you to message me back with a answer. And I give y’all permission to check my medical records to show in not playing with my emotions.

  11. There is now an option to claim the $300 LWA payments on your dashboards. Go to nj unemployment site and click check claim status. Log in and you will see the option to check mark it. Once you check it another box will pop up and click ok. Some people are saying it is there when you have to certify your weekly claim..I will check on that later today when I certify..hopefully this is a good sign in the right direction to getting some relief

  12. I Live in Georgia and I certified last month under the LWA, But I have yet to receive a payment. Under the UI portal it indicates my Determination is pending.I know I qualify because I’ve received payments of more than $100 since April. Anyone know what the hold up?

  13. New jersey hasent recieved anything yet there saying early october but still nothihg. Were suppose to get all the weeks that were approved as retro pay and in a lump sum its now oct 6th and they said early october

  14. I live in TN and received nothing that said I needed to certify for the LWA just saw it today 10/3 under other services and certified. Will I still get retroactive payments?

  15. My bf been on PUA since May of this year. He never got one penny from LWA. It’s October now. Wtf is going on!? I’m in pennsylvania. They should have made sure EVERYONE got atleast $200 once. They gave it out in wierd payments now it seems my bf is screwed completely out of money! Seriously!?

    1. Hi Michelle I also did not receive my Lwa yet. Even spoke to lady at unemployment said all was correct and I should of git payment . This was 2 weeks ago. Im.also on pa

      1. Same here. I’m also in PA. My partner got one payment from LWA. But none for me so far.
        PUA phone line is never available.
        Is this just a delay or not available for some people in PA?

  16. I’m in Ms & I receive my regular every week after doing the work search required & I got the 1st round of $300 LWA payments for weeks ending 8/1 through 9/5 but no more after 9/5 so when will Ms receive the remaining payments of $300 LWA to be paid for weeks ending September 12th to now because Bill$ steady piling up & my boys can eat

    1. You only get 6 weeks of LWA. Aug 1- Sept 5… That’s it.. There’s none for Sept 12 and after.

  17. So is everyone in your state getting a chance to self certify? They are not giving everyone in Kentucky the option to do so…

  18. I live in Cali and up yo now i have not receive anything,but my friends already got 1500,why is that?

    1. I haven’t gotten a thing. Also, is it an absolute the payment will be by check instead of the original debit card?

  19. I’m in Michigan and I certified LWA on September 27th & have not received any notification of when I’m going to get paid, when will I get paid and where do I look to find notification of the payment

    1. Michigan, LWA Certified the 27th as well. I also have done my certification for unemployment. It shows the bi weekly payment issued but nothing on the LWA payment.

  20. GA received first round lee all friends n fam recieve second round on same day except yrs truly help

    1. I certified Sunday night and normally receive a payment on Tuesday I still yet to receive anything and a lwa certification was in my UI portal

  21. a retro active payment for lwa didn’t hit my account. I have had 2 payments of $270.00 direct deposited, but nothing else. I thought it was supposed to be a retroactive from Aug 1, since I already get the pua $100 a week. I am so confused.

    Arkansas

  22. Does anyone know will i get my lwa payment in kansas this week it says late September and this is the oast week of september

  23. This is frustrating to say the least. I received one payment of $300 on September 18th and haven’t received another dime since then and I’m not understanding why that is. Many of my friends and family have received their full amounts{$900} in the first week. Am I alone here or is there anyone out there with this problem?

    1. Everyone I know got both payments of $900 yet I haven’t received my first payment. I’m from Michigan this is really frustrating

      1. I’m in MI and just had a link appear in my portal yesterday to verify that I am unemployed due to Coviid. It’s kinda weird because they said we wouldn’t have to do anything else, and I am receiving pandemic assistance unemployment. Anyway, does anyone know how long after I certify that I am unemployed due to Coviid will I get my payment?

        1. After I certified I had my payment pending within 2 hrs. I’m in MI too and also PUA

      2. Im on Michigan unemployment and i have never seen a link for LWA. Its impossible to reach anyone if you send a message you have no idea if they read it. This site says MI have been paying LWA. Does anyone have any answers for the people who have seen nothing

  24. I’m going through the same thing here in Florida. DEO says it paid both payments according to my dashboard, one on the 8th of Sept. and one on the 14th of Sept. I’ve only received the smaller of the two paper check (the 14th). After talking to USPS, who is blaming the tropical storm and messing up the Pensacola area, the postal worker said to wait because they are having to “play catch-up”. Husband says to be patient but shouldn’t have received the earlier of the two checks by now? I don’t know what to do. It’s such a mess and I’m wondering if I’ll ever see that money.

  25. I finally received a payment today but it was only 510? Shouldnt I have gotten it from Aug 1 Aug 8 Aug 15? I live in Nebraska they stated they would pay out those dates then if they still have more funds pay out the rest? Another question I had to reapply for benefits around Aug 22 because of exhausting benefits so the new claim was for Aug 29 and Sept 5 so that would be the full 6 weeks but would me having to reapply affect the LWA payments I should still get it all right because I never stopped getting unemployment?

  26. Hello I live in Colorado. Still waiting on my 1st deposit!!! I’m getting PUA benefits & I’ve never ran into any issues until now. I’m starting to worry I’m not recieving any LWA benefits since everything I’ve read clearly states I should have got it deposited on the 18th of September!!! Please someone HELP!

    1. Same, although I’m on regular UI. No payments, but also no letter stating I was denied. They don’t update Reg UI pages with LWA payment information (or previously the $600/week for that matter), so there is literally no way to check.

    1. No U will I am regular ui and I got a 300$ Payment randomly and then another 600$ randomly a few days later

  27. I live in Nebraska and my boyfriend got his payment on sept 18th for 765 it should of been for 3 weeks? and I havent recieved anything yet anyone know when they’ll send out another payment? maybe tomorrow being Friday?

    1. Got the rest of mine at 3 am but I got in total over $1,000 cuz I got $255 last week and $775 this morn

  28. I live in Virginia I see that the statue of payment is on September 30th but I did not receive my regular UI this week on my normal pay day. Is this happening to anyone else??

    1. Did you file on Sunday like we should and if so we check your text messages and see if you received a message from them stating that your benefits have exhausted and you may need to file for PEUC or for Extended Benefits to receive any more benefits if you are currently still unemployed and effected by covid-19.

      1. Kiara Yes, I filed on Sunday and didn’t receive a text or email saying benefits exhausted. I actually thought the same thing but went to file for extended benefits and it told me I wasn’t eligible because of benefits not being exhausted. I receive my payments through the way2go unemployment card they send out. Can’t contact anyone at the nearest office.

    2. Karla, i live in VA too. i did receive my weekly funds but today i received text re: LWA. how do we know if one qualifies and it say something about re-certify. I tried calling VEC and nobody answers. would you happen to know the answer to this?

      1. Tania, as far as I know to qualify for the $300 you have to make $100 or over in regular UI. I’m not sure about anything else far as re certifying, I didn’t receive a text that’s odd and same here can’t get through to anyone at any local office.

      2. No U will I am regular ui and I got a 300$ Payment randomly and then another 600$ randomly a few days later
        Should be a message in your ui inbox asking u to do the certification for the extra $300 a week

  29. I live in Washington and they said they paid me for all 6 weeks. I’m supposed to get $1,620 but got $1,398. Does anyone know why? I can’t get ahold of UI to get an answer.

  30. I live in Ga and I’ve certified for two weeks on my PUA and I haven’t received it I’ve received the LWA. What is the issue. When I checked it indicates already filed for week indicated. What is the issue.

  31. I live in Virginia and I know that we dont get the extra 300 until the 30th but I still havent received my regular 158 at all this week and I usually get it on Tuesdays now I dont know what’s going on

    1. Chris, would you happen to know who qualifies for this extra $300? i received a text today saying i may qualify but i have to re-certify? i am a little confuse if i qualify or not. i tried call VEC and nobody answers all automated.

      1. I was receiving 192 UI they told me I qualify for LWA said i had to certify one time I did back on august 8th now my UI benefits hasn’t exhausted yet,I received my last UI payment on august 11th, so if the LWA is extra money then where is it I haven’t received anything since then.

      2. Go to jr ui online inbox and u should have a message asking u to certify as well as a email

    2. Chris, same here other comments are saying maybe your benefits exhausted. Did you receive any text stating that?

  32. S.C. is currently attempting to start releasing the Additional 300.00 LWA. What does verify
    Identity mean? While trying to sign on portal it says verify identity then it says access denied. What or do I need to do anything?

    1. I’m from sc got that same message i guess we have to wait till Friday to tried again

    2. It could be that they took taxes out of the money if you already had taxes taken out your regular unemployment this lwa benefits would have taxes taken out as well

    3. its a fraud prevention. I had to upload my license through for sc dew portal to release my lwa. I did this on sep 30 and I am still.. waiting on it

  33. I live in Atlanta GA I was receiving my weekly PUA which stop 08/18/2020 for some odd reason but I’m able to keep making my claims. Are anyone else experiencing this problem also I havent received my second LWA payment

  34. I live in Atlanta GA I was receiving my weekly PUA which stop 08/18/2020 for some odd reason but I’m able to keep making my claims. Are anyone else experiencing this problem also I havent received my second LWA payment

    1. I live in Atlanta and my pua payments stopped I haven’t received mine in two weeks so I’m trying to figure out what is going on too I’m thinking everyone that was receiving pua haven’t been getting their payments well the people I know at least do anyone have a reason why but I continue to certify every week

  35. I live in Georgia, and I certified on the GODL website and have not received any LWA payments. My last week to receive my regular UI benefits is next week. I don’t understand why I haven’t gotten any payments.

    1. I’m in Georgia as well and I’ve been certifying since April. I even certified with answering that question with LWA in which I didn’t have to because if your claiming UI your automatically signed up. My last payment was today so your not alone.

  36. My payment of 300.00 for 9 /21/2020 says paid I never received it ! In ohio. But got one on the 22nd!

    1. I live in Florida. My problem is the opposite. I got the later 300.00 paper check but never got the earlier 900.00 check although the Fl. DEO says they paid. USPS is blaming the tropical storm. It’s all B.S.

      1. USPS is always able to deliver junk mail with someone else’s name on it, but they never deliver my important items. They lost one of my pua checks of $600 and I still haven’t been able to have it reissued. All my payments are direct deposit, but for some reason one was mailed. Thanks USPS for sucking!!

        1. And how much bail out did they get ?? The mail sucks. Im in vegas its horrible. Were still waiting on 1st payment LWA this state sucks

  37. Im from Oklahoma my claim info has the LWA money added to my August 1st threw September 5th but hasn’t been deposited

    1. I m from ms . I just noticed that the did that to me this morning! But I have yet to see payment! My friend told me that I should receive my payment soon if they logged it in ! It just may take a few days

  38. Knoxville Tn I received $900 all on one lump sum then 2 weeks later I got $300 2 days after my initial $275 deposit! It’s now September 22 I received my $275 today but no extra $300 payment and my benefits are exhausted but they still owe me 2 more pymts Of $300 and it looks like I was approved for 13 more weeks unemployment; to my understanding the last 2 pymts will come this wk one on 9/23 and last one on 9/24 !! Keys hope and pray! If anyone had any info for Knoxville please reply thanks in advance

    1. Did you finally receive the last 2 payments this week? The 3 other people I work with in Knoxville received the last 2 payments this past week, but for some reason I did not.

    1. Yes Friday morning u received an email that $255 had been added to my account but it wasnt the $900 I was told I was entitled to at minimum. So I hope something more happens this week

  39. I m from MS. I get regular UI I have yet to receive any of the 300 a week !! I meet all the requirements, I even filled out the form but nothing yet !

  40. I live in ohio i got my first 4 payments of the extra 300 PUA 4 days in a row but now my payments has STOPPED i should have gotten 6 payments…. So NO flippin clue when or IF i will get my last 2 payments ……RRRRRRRRRR….
    Hating this so called new “”normal”””

    1. Payments are being made in rolling batches till the end of the month, subject to FEMA approvals and release of funds. Hang in there and you will eventually get your remaining payments.

      1. Georgia Peaches make sure to check your Accts because around 2:04 am mine was posted/deposited! Hoping the rest of the State and States start getting their money ASAP!

        1. I live in Georgia also I received 1 payment of $252.00 on September 15th and haven’t seen a payment since, I’ve tried calling and no answer, I have numerous emails and no response hope I can receive the rest of the payments

  41. I live in Massachusetts and have not received any of the extra 300 yet…why is that? I only make 180 a week on regular unemployment

    1. I live in Maryland I have not received The first or the $300 I can’t even get through on the phone to speak with anyone plus to top it off I set up my account and when I try to log in the account won’t let me

    2. This is beyond crazy that folks don’t have their money, and what really pisses me off even more so is the fact that this extra money didn’t include those making less than $100, nothing about this program was fair! So many people have lost everything and some have had no choice but to move back in with their parents, and not all were able to even do that! I Pray for this entire world and that everyone specifically waiting for their money will get it ASAP!

  42. Nevada here- I see you have a date of 9/27, is that just YOUR estimate going off when our state got approved? If not, how or where did you see that date? I use the LWA tracker link from FEMA and it doesn’t show a date. I’m a moderator for a group and people are screenshotting your tracker above and are thinking we’re going to get paid on that date. Please clarify!!

    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.

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