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New York Approved For Extra $300 In Weekly Unemployment Benefits

first_imgPexels Stock Image.WASHINGTON — New York State has been approved for funding to give unemployed people an additional $300 on top of their unemployment benefits.FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor approved New York for a FEMA grant under the Lost Wages Assistance program.The grant funding will allow New York to provide additional unemployment due to COVID-19.FEMA will work with New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to implement a system to make this funding available to New York residents. On August 8, President Trump made available up to $44 billion from FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund to provide financial assistance to Americans who have lost wages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The state of New York agreed to administer a lost wages program for its citizens who are unemployed due to COVID-19.Also, Pennsylvania will get nearly $1.5 billion to provide an extra $300 per week to eligible unemployed workers.To qualify for the extra $300, the program requires that eligible individuals must receive at least $100 per week in benefits from:Regular Unemployment Compensation (UC);Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC);Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA);Extended Benefits (EB);Short-Time Compensation (STC) or Shared Work; andTrade Readjustment Allowance (TRA).Individuals must also self-certify that they are unemployed or partially unemployed due to disruptions caused by COVID-19.Payments will be made to eligible claimants retroactively from August 1. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),This will help families I am fortunate to have my job but so many are suffering thank you President Trumplast_img

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