When Will The $300 Extra Weekly Unemployment Start Being Paid in My State? News and Updates on Payment With PUA and PEUC Claims

The latest (ARPA) stimulus package was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President Biden on March 11th, 2021. It includes further extensions to pandemic unemployment programs (PUA and PEUC) and an extra $300 weekly FPUC supplementary UI payment. The latest supplementary $300 payment will be paid over 25 weeks starting from week of March 15th, 2021 to September 6th, 2021. This is in addition to the previous extension covering 11 weeks from December 27th, 2020 to March 14th, 2021. Eligible payments will be made retroactively in cases where state unemployment agencies face delays with rolling out system updates to process these payments.

The $300 weekly unemployment payment will be made above and beyond any regular state or enhanced federal unemployment payment and require eligible claimants to certify regularly according to their state UI agency guidelines. Claimants will need to be eligible for at least $1 of an underlying unemployment benefit to receive the $300 supplemental payment under the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program.

You do not need to take any additional action to receive this supplemental payment. States are slowly rolling out these payments for different groups of claimants starting with those already getting regular UI and state extended benefits (active claimants). Those who have exhausted benefits prior to the extensions being rolled out or new claimants will only be able to get payments once their underlying claim is approved.

I will update dates in the table below as states implement these guidelines and start making making actual payments. Please leave a comment if you find updated or incorrect information reflected in the table and I will review/update accordingly. Details on why this payment could be delayed due to PEUC or PUA roll-outs are discussed in this video.

State unemployment departments and agencies will be responsible for disbursing these benefit payments, similar to the $300 LWA and earlier $600 FPUC supplementary unemployment programs. Given the many challenges and various payment issues across states with earlier supplementary UI benefit programs, I expect this to take some time to be rolled out and require retroactive payments to get claimants caught up. So stay tuned and subscribe to get the latest updates. You can also see this $300 FPUC video for more details on this program.

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Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program – Now Expired

The temporary $300 unemployment benefit under the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program funding has now been paid in all states who participated in the program. The program expiry date was December 27th, 2020 and this means that any new or retroactive payments under this program will NO longer be paid out going forward. This has been replaced by the new $300 FPUC payment discussed above.

This supplementary payment was a temporary, but much needed benefit for unemployed or underemployed workers who lost the supplementary $600 FPUC weekly payment at the end of July. There was a lot of confusion on when the $300 would actually be paid by state UI agencies which led to the creation of 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).

Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) State Payment Date and Status

StateLWA StatusStart DateMax WeeksWeekly Amount
AlabamaPaidSep 6th6$300
AlaskaPaidNov 6th
(see estimate details)
6$300
ArizonaPaidAug 17th6$300
ArkansasPaidSep 12 (up to Oct 2nd)6$300
CaliforniaPaidSep 7th (Phase 1)
Sep 15th (Phase 2)
6$300
ColoradoPaidFrom Sep 18th
(in batches)
6$300
ConnecticutPaidSep 17th5$300
DelawarePaidSep 18th6$300
District of ColumbiaPaidFrom Sep 28th
(in batches)
6$300
FloridaPaidSep 8th4$300
GeorgiaPaidSep 12th6$300
HawaiiPaidSep 23rd
(see schedule)
6$300
IdahoPaidSep 12th6$300
IllinoisPaidSep 8th6$300
IndianaPaidWeek of Sep 21st6$300
IowaPaidSep 9th6$300
KansasPaidFrom Oct 6th
(see schedule/details)
6$300
KentuckyPaidSep 15th6$400
LouisianaPaidAug 27th6$300
MainePaidSep 12th6$300
MarylandPaidSep 12th (schedule)6$300
MassachusettsPaidSep 7th6$300
MichiganPaidSep 10th6$300
MinnesotaPaidSep 4th6$300
MississippiPaidSep 10th6$300
MissouriPaidAug 23rd6$300
MontanaPaidAug 30th6$400
NebraskaPaidSep 18th (First 3 weeks)
From Sep 20th (remaining payments)
6$300
NevadaPaying 5th and 6th weeksFrom Oct 20th (First 3 weeks)
From Nov 11 (Last 3 weeks)
(see DETR updates)
6$300
New HampshirePaidSep 12th6$300
New JerseyPaidFrom Oct 22nd
(see more details)
6$300
New MexicoPaidSep 10th6$300
New YorkPaidSep 14th6$300
North CarolinaPaidSep 6th (4 weeks)
Sep 16th (2 weeks)
6$300
North DakotaPaidSep 17th6$300
OhioPaidFrom Sep 14th (on PUA)
From Sep 20th (others)
6$300
OklahomaPaidSep 23rd6$300
OregonPaidOctober 2nd6$300
PennsylvaniaPaidSep 17th (first 3 wk batch)
Sep 24th (second 3wk batch)
6$300
Rhode IslandPaidSep 6th6$300
South CarolinaPaidSep 25th
(7 to 14 days processing)
6$300
South DakotaNo PaymentDid not enroll6-
TennesseePaidAug 30th6$300
TexasPaidAug 23rd6$300
UtahPaidSep 9th to Sep 23rd
(paying in batches)
6$300
VermontPaidWeek of Sep 14th6$300
VirginiaPaidOct 19th
(see payout details)
6$300
WashingtonPaidSep 22nd6$300
West VirginiaPaidSep 16th6$400

WisconsinPaidFrom Oct 22nd6$300
WyomingPaidSep 13th6$300

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1,381 thoughts on “When Will The $300 Extra Weekly Unemployment Start Being Paid in My State? News and Updates on Payment With PUA and PEUC Claims”

  1. Im in Mississippi and have a reg UI claim it says but filed under the covid and don’t have no payments pending but my friend who has a dua claim in Mississippi has 5 300 payments pending for Monday in him account ..so are they just finished or what’s going on

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  2. Nevada has been approved by FEMA for LWA funding (3 weeks initially and 3 more future weeks likely). Their UI agency DETR estimates it will take four to six weeks to complete system updates before the agency can begin issuing payments to eligible claimants. No action is required from eligible claimants.

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  3. Maryland (MD) started LWA self-certification on Sep 11th, with payments expected early the following week.

    Note that the self-certification can only be completed once, so please review and answer carefully. If a claimant completes the self-certification incorrectly, they will not be able to correct it without the assistance of an agent. If claimants are NOT monetarily eligible for the LWA program, then they will not be presented with the self-certification and cannot apply for LWA benefits because they are ineligible.

    After certifying that they have been unemployed or partially unemployed due to disruptions due to COVID-19, claimants will receive a lump sum payment retroactive to their earliest date of eligibility within the LWA program within 1-2 days. This initial payment may be on a different day than a claimant regularly receives benefits. FEMA has stated that no funding will be available for states past the sixth week.

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  4. How would i know my job is still affected by COVID -19? I receive over 100$ in regular unemployment, i filled out the LWA application, my hours are less than my usual, i work at Applebee’s, we can’t seat too many people close together, we wear masks, we can’t have a certain amount of people in the restaurant, does that mean I’m eligible?

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    • Yes…even if you are partially unemployed and get over $100 a week in UI you are eligible for LWA, When you self certify just confirm you were impacted (we all were!)

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  5. What do you do when your unemployment balance is getting low and you need an extension? Can you switch to pandemic assistance unemployment? I have not been able to find out an answer to this question via email, phone, live chat, ETC. I live in Kentucky by the way. And has anyone started receiving their backpay last wages assistance?

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    • PUA and the $300 LWA (covered in this post) are separate programs and you can be in both program concurrently. PUA provides an extension of state UI benefits to a broader group of workers (see links in article), but no extra payments. LWA is just about the temporary $300 extra payment, which is only available for 6 weeks.

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    • I’m in fort Thomas and no I haven’t received mine either. I was wondering if I was going to find someone else from Kentucky on here.

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      • Yeah we are in Lexington. We applied yesterday for our normal biweekly benefits which show processed on our portal they usually hit really late tonight around 2:30 AM but nothing with lost wags assistance

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  6. Hi,
    I’m from Ohio and I’m curious about the PUA benefits. I applied on July 3rd. I was found eligible on August 20th. It says that my effective begin date was June 21st but they only gave me the $600 Weekly payments dating from July 5th. Maybe I’m not understanding this but I thought it should’ve dated back to June 21st?

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    • U can check ur payment history where u verify ur weeks of unemployment, money is deposited to ur account, will take a few days to posted to ur card

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  7. I live in Mississippi as well and that’s all i recieved was 300 . I am very disappointed in our Governor. I thought we supposed to get back pay. I only get 174 dollars for regular unemployment and now knowing all we going get is 300 on a weekly basics. I am totally upset.

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  8. Hello from Maine Just wanted to say I received my $900 this morning September 12th and you can find out if your LWA approved and payments pending on your Reemploy/Maine unemployment page where you do weekly certification! Sign in then hit inquiry then benefits and at bottom you’ll hit LWA payments and it will show approved&processed or pending payments!! Blessed day

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      • I don’t qualify for the extra in Arkansas because I draw $81 a week. I’ve done ran out of my Regular Unemployment and I now draw PEUC..I only have a few weeks left on it, I lost my job because of COVID what do I do when my PEUC runs out?

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  9. Its really sad that the government can fail American citizens who pays taxes like this.I live in Louisiana and have been out of work since april,I have filled out over 500 job applications and had 0 interviews.Every week is a challenge and my max is 247 per week.There is no jobs in my field available in Louisiana so I’m looking for a new career. But the stress level is beyond high going from a 23 hour job to below minimum wage.Not sure how I can afford to pay my bills stay happy and positive covid is a true killer.

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  10. Hi I’m looking for an answer
    When I sign into my UI account and click on weeks claimed it shows me the weeks 8/1 8/9 8/15 8/22 all weeks I’ve already claimed and got paid for 132 a week but now it say payment of 432 a week and it’s pending again..? When will I see the extra $300?
    And the last 2 weeks my payments have been on hold so I’m asking if that will mess up the retro payment?

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  11. I’m in Mississippi and I got $300 for the week ending Aug. 1st on today 9/11. When will the other back owed weeks be paid? The MDES site only shows the one LWA payment processed at this time.

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    • hello .. im in Mississippi as well…it showed the first week aug 1 st payment pending Thursday night for me and now it shows an additional 2 wks have been processed on 9/11 for Aug 8 th and 15th so check online again under
      your mdes lwa assistance and it should be pending. not sure about any other weeks i heard we would only get 3 to 4 weeks i heard other states got 6 weeks .. anyone else have any info,?

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      • JESUS LUVS!!! Hello, Tasha I’m also in Mississippi and my lwa paid me $300 yesturday 9/11 minus FIT. But it says for I and my husband that two other payments were processed and paid but only one is showing on our debit cards.Do you know why? Thank you so much BE BLESSED!

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        • Hey Tesha. Crissy from Mississippi as well. How or where do you check pending payments. Need all the help I can get checking this.
          Thanks

        • Where you verify ur weeks, sign in to verify and find payment history, u should see money has been deposited to ur card.it will be in ur account Monday or Tuesday morning.

  12. I missed a week. I’m in PA. It says about being paid for the weeks of 8-1, 8-8 and 8-15. But mines only started on 8-8. Will I still receive the $600 for 8-8 and 8-15?

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    • The $300 is retroactive from 8/1 for all weeks from then till now. The total amount should be about $1800 for that time frame. All persons receiving unemployment will get that money.

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        • Emails have been sent out over the last couple of weeks going into the details .

          Here is one –

          Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program Update from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security

          The extra $300 from the federal Lost Wages Assistance program, created by Presidential Memorandum, will be available in the coming weeks. Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) has received several questions about the program. All individuals who have been filing for unemployment benefits are receiving this message to provide answers to these questions.

          Eligibility:

          To receive the extra $300, you must meet each of the following criteria:
          •Receive unemployment benefits through one of the designated state or federal programs shown below for the covered weeks
          •Be eligible for at least $100 per week prior to federal tax withholding (this is the weekly benefit amount shown on your monetary determination notice)
          •Be receiving unemployment benefits as a direct result of COVID-19

          Weeks of Coverage:

          •Initially, the four weeks ending August 1, August 8, August 15 and August 22, will be paid for eligible individuals
          •It is estimated the Lost Wages Assistance will be available for four (4) to six (6) weeks
          •MDES will make weekly funding requests to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as required for additional weeks of benefits covering the week ending August 29, 2020, and later
          •Benefits will be paid retroactively to eligible individuals

          Timing of Payment:

          MDES is implementing the program as quickly as possible and expects to begin making the initial payments by mid-September.

          Designated Unemployment Benefit Programs

          •Unemployment Insurance (UI) or Unemployment Compensation (UC) (state benefits)
          •Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)
          •Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
          •Extended Benefits (EB)
          •Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE)
          •Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers (UCX)
          •Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA); and
          •Payments under the Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) program

          Work Search Requirements

          Unless you are scheduled to start a full-time job within the next four weeks, you must actively seek and apply for full time work each week. Your work search details must be documented when you file your weekly certification for unemployment benefits. When filing job applications online, save confirmation messages and/or emails as part of your work search record.

          Self-employed individuals and workers who receive 1099s who are filing for benefits must also meet the work search requirements to remain eligible. This includes making three (3) job contacts each week, one (1) of which must include filing an application or submitting a resume for employment. It is acceptable for the job contacts to be related to your regular self-employment or 1099 activities. You should maintain a log of your job search activities which includes the employer details and all self-employment contacts.

          For more information about what is needed to fulfill this requirement, please visit, https://mdes.ms.gov/worksearch.

  13. I exhausted my UI benefits this week however I did receive UI benefits for all weeks in August. Will I get the lost wages if Nebraska is approved disapproved approved since I was eligible then but don’t currently have any UI benefits

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    • Yes you will, plus your UI benefits should be extended for an additional 13 weeks after the normal 26 weeks, which should take you to about December.

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    • Yes you will. Nebraska started paying first 3 weeks on Sep 18th as confirmed from several comments. This was 2 days earlier than scheduled.

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  14. This is so disappointing, I’m from California and it shows that California started paying on the 7th of September and I have yet to see the LWA payment deposited to my account. I have heard rumors wait until the end of the week it should be posted by then. Is there anyone else in California that’s having the same problem or it just me? because I’m beginning to think that I did something wrong and I’m not going to get anything.

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    • Your not the only one!! I’ve been waiting too and I’m also in California SD and I still haven’t received anything

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  15. Hey Florida here..i see everyone else getting their back pay. But nothing gir me so far not even on the connect website shows no payments….only seeing my regular benefits anybody else ?

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  16. Hey Andy, my name is Miranda. I’m in Indiana. I have a question. My regular UI benefits should run out on the 21st of September, the same day the state is suppose to start paying the 300$ a week and the retroactive payment. Will I still receive it even if they pay it to us after my money runs out? That’s my only income and I have kids and bills to pay. I’m taking online classes and can’t find work and been out of work since March due to COVID reasons

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    • JESUS LUVS!!! Hello Amanda call your card I just so happened to call mine yesterday and there just so happen was a (lwa) payment on there minus taxes.Yet the sight says I had 3 payments paid and processed.

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  17. I am in Pennsylvania. I got a notification that 5 weeks were approved for PA…
    when should I expect to get the LWA payments for those
    5 wks ?

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  18. How about Ohio?
    My husband already gets UI benifits. $159 per week after taxes. Pre tax$189
    Will he get the extra $300? And when?

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  19. Hello everyone…from Wisconsin the article says start date of the 20th but im hearing late October which one us accurate

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    • I think the Sep date is more likely given FEMA guidelines. The official WI DWD site says, “The Department of Workforce Development submitted a grant application for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program on August 27, 2020. The grant was approved on September 1, 2020. DWD will update this site when additional information is available.”

      So not much help there. But if the grant was approved Aug 27th, I cannot believe it will take them so long to implement program and make payments. Many other states have already done it

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      • Hello I got my first $300 for mississippi an then the same day they added two more $300 payments will those go through today or Monday. It said processed and payment so will I get that today on my card or Monday

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  20. Your wrong Andy about Kentucky not being approved for the 400. You are talking about Kansas who was denied by the state council for the extra 100 on top of the 300. Your comment has hundreds of people in another chat in panic mode..

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  21. I live in SD Cali and and I only received on the 6th my original payment I didn’t get my $300 or my back pay from August . Is anyone else having the same issue??

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    • Andrea
      I’m having the same problem I haven’t received any money yet either with the exception of my by-weekly payment.

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  22. Florida here. Seems to me like everyone has gotten at least 3 weeks back pay but I still haven’t received anything. Nothings even processing on connect? I receive more then 100 per week for regular u employment? Anyone else?

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      • Did u receive it on a separate day than your benefit date? Or on the same day you receive you regular weekly benefit?

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    • Same boat ! Nothing….not even on connect..hopefully we’ll see some movement. My regular payment is due Monday maybe it’ll come separate in check format for me and not on my way to go card…they didn’t put the 600 when I received 2 payments on the card. I got a check in the mail. Wish I knew what was going on.

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  23. Hi I live in ky our site on the employment page says early September. One website says this week but this one says the 13th. So how likely is this gonna happen? And if I claimed this past week does that mean I have to wait til I claim again on the 20th to get it or what

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    • WBS2 reported that Georgians will receive $1,800 in extra unemployment benefits from September 13th as part of the Lost Wages Assistance Program. Only 6 weeks ($300 x 6 = $1800) have been approved by FEMA for GA. The money will be distributed as six extra payments of $300, spread over two days. The first $900 payment will be distributed early next week and the second $900 payment will be issued by the end of the week.

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      • GA here and on the site I’ve been paid $900 as of today which now it’s a matter of when it hits my account. Looks like the other $900 should go in by end of next week or the 15th according to this page so we shall see.

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        • So it’s showing in my account on the UI website but I haven’t got it into my bank account yet. I wondered if maybe they would send it into my account Friday night cuz it’s showing 8/1 8/8 8/15 as paid on 9/11. I don’t know why I didn’t receive the money in my account yet but it’s there showing paid on the Georgia site. Anyone who might have a reason why I’d love to hear an explanation as to possible reasons why.

        • Im in Georgia also I can’t even access my UI portal.. my employer was filing my unemployment so I’m guessing from everything I’ve read I qualify.. I also hear that it will hit our accounts Tuesday

        • Georgia- $900 just hit my acct a few mins ago, I’ve been checking my UI all morning and just got an email saying a deposit was made to my card! It’s been pending since Friday the 11th!

  24. Hi I’m from NJ and was wondering how accurate the date is to get our money? I have seen October and I have seen sept 20. Where do you get your info?

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  25. Hi, I’m from Illinois have been unemployed since the summer. I certify the 14th of September. Does that mean I will be getting retropay of $300 each week from August 1st? So a total of $1,800 or will it be a different amount? Thank you

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    • I live in New Mexico I got my unemployment on Tuesday then on Wednesday I got $1500 deposited for The LWA for 5 weeks Cuz NM is only paying $300/ week retroactive!

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  26. Hello I’m from ct the system is up n running for claimits to certify it started on 9/9 when i tried it said i wasn’t elgible when i called dol i think it was due to a lot of lot of people trying to certify i went back later in the day ii was able to certify and i got confirmation once we certify do you know when we will receive the payments in ct

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  27. I’m in New Jersey and you have on there that the payment date is sept 20. How accurate is that and where did you get your information. Cause I’m seeing else where that it wont be until October sometime but I’m really praying its sooner.

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    • Latest update from NY DOL is “New York State is working to implement this program as quickly as possible. There is no need to call the DOL at this time — we will contact claimants with additional information when the program is able to launch. In the meantime, per federal law please continue to certify weekly to ensure you receive all benefits to which you are entitled”

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        • Moved to payments starting week of Sep 13th, which is inline with their recent news release

          HEYENNE – On September 9, 2020 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) informed the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS), that the Lost Wages Assistance program (LWA), which provided an additional $300 a week to qualified unemployment claimants will end with benefit week September 5, 2020. DWS is in the final stages of program implementation and payments will be provided to eligible individuals in the coming days.

          FEMA previously approved DWS funding requests for the benefit weeks of:

          August 1, 2020
          August 8, 2020
          August 15, 2020

          As soon as the program is fully implemented in Wyoming, DWS will issue retroactive payments to eligible claimants for the approved three weeks, and will continue to request funding for the additional three weeks as long as FEMA funds remain available. Claimants will continue to receive normal weekly benefit amounts for any benefit weeks for which they are eligible.

        • I’ve got the same question. Updates on Louisiana. I have not received the $300 Direct deposit payment this week9/11, for last weeks 9/5 claim.
          I have received a total of $900 for weeks August 14, 21, and 28. With the last direct deposit of $300 on Sept. 2.
          I can not locate any news about Louisiana’s $300 EXTRA BENEFITS. The UNEMPLOYMENT website for Louisiana does not mention anything (News, updates) about that benefit. Even on my personal unemployment account it does not show the $300 payments only my weekly benefit Payments of $247.
          Any help would be appreciated!

        • I contacted the LWC and she the payments are coming they’re just 24-48 hrs behind bc of the holiday

      • I’m in NY. Roll out was 9/14, which is today. I received regular UI but not the $300. I am qualified to receive it. What’s happening ?

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      • I show my regular UI as of this morning but not anything extra. Government website stated it was rolling out today. What gives ?

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  28. Hey Andy. The state of Illinois says “paying now” i claimed my Weeks of unemployment Tuesday and I checked my benefits today and I only have my normal unemployment benefits. How is it going to be paid for the extra $300 and the back pay. Do I need to keep checking my balance everyday to see if its added or what?

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    • It shows up under Lost wages at the bottom of the list of payment types so where you saw the 600 there’s now one under that and that’s where you see the 300 and all payments for that.

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    • Hi, IL here. Certified Monday the 7th (regular unemployment). Today is Friday the 11th and still have not received the $300.00 LWA. My unemployment far exceeds the $100.00 benefit whereas, I would be denied. Anyone from IL receive the LWA/FEMA benefits? Please advise, thanks.

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    • I’m in North Carolina too and recieved three weeks on the 6th, and was told by many sites that there could be up to atleast 6 weeks worth of payments. And now, I see quite a few states got atleast 2 more weeks, which is 5 and Georgia and a couple other states are getting 3 more weeks, so they’re getting 6 weeks total. Why is this different for so many states. We need more help.

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  29. Hi I qualify for $105 week . I have taxes taken out .so I only receive $97. I live in Mexico was wondering if I still qualify for the extra.$300

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  30. I live in Cali and received the extra 300 on Sunday September 6 but I did not get lump sum they said I would get now they’ve added two more weeks, where’s the rest of the money?

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    • Hi Terri,
      I’m in CA and in the same situation. Received 300 on Sunday, not the lump sum. I also saw in my claim history that the program I’m in is classified now as ‘Disaster Assistance’. I certified in March for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance which is eligible for the extra 300. Looking on EDD website there is a Disaster Unemployment Assistance program (what people that can’t work due to structural damage to place of employment–think fires) that is not eligible for Lost Wages Assistance that all PUA folks should be getting. Not sure if this is just a word choice issue and our $ is coming, or if we have actually been reclassified into a different program that is ineligible?!

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  31. Andy,
    I have a question for you or anyone else that may be able to answer it. If I reopened my claim in May and I was told that I had over payments that I had to settle. So they started taking my unemployment payments but I was still getting the $600 every 2 weeks. How will that effect my $300 payments? I am getting $450 per week and I have finish paying off my overpayment August 16th.

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      • The first 900 is showing up now but its not actually on the card yet. Check below the pua supplement it should say lwa funds and you’ll see three posted payments. But the money hasnt landed and i dont think it will til weds which is just stupid.

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  32. I’m in California and I have not received lwa yet, only the regular payment and it came in Monday night after I submitted my request

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    • Hi Lucinda,
      I live in California also, the unemployment site just posted that I received my regular payment on the 6th. May be that is why they keep shutting their site down to try and catch up. Hopefully we will get it soon.

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  33. Has anyone heard of only getting $48 dollars from self unemployment and also i live in Indiana which starts Sep 22 for the $300 but everyone is saying have to make at least $100 or more to get the $300 from fema lwa set up so will that mean im not qualified and whats up wit the $48 also if they needed it that bad they should’ve just kept the $48 lol its not paying any of my bills I know that much any suggestions or answers appreciated thanks

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  34. I’m curious if anybody from Illinois has actually received theirs this week seeing the site said it started paying this week

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    • I haven’t – Certified this Monday and just received the regular UI benefits. Although it does state on the website that they will start making payments this week (Sep. 6th)

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      • Illinois— same here. My husband and I certified regular unemployment on Monday. Got our payments delayed on Thursday. Both still no 300 dollar boost in account on Friday 09/11/2020, noon.

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        • Illinois here. I received my Regular UI on Thursday. Has anyone else in Illinois received any backpay or information? Also i receive over 100. However I’m not sure if Regular UI benefits can get the extra 300.00? Does anyone know any of this in Illinois. You never know with our Gov.

  35. I live in TN and just recieved my 300 dollars for week ending aug 22nd @ 925 pm Wed. night 9/9/2020
    So far i have recieved 4 payments of the fema grant lost wages …… So the payments are coming hang in there everyone they will pop up at anytime i havent got one payment at the same time once they just deposit at all hours of the day or night so its coming just have to hold on for a little longer ……. Thanks Trump … And hopefully congress will do something now since thier vacation is over ?? World wide pandemic and what does the united states of Americas govt.. Do they take a vacation and leave us hanging Absoultley not ok i wish i could vote every single one of them out of office and start clean …

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