$300 Federal unemployment payments to begin

$300 Federal unemployment payments to begin


Floridians' additional $300 federal unemployment benefit will start hitting bank accounts Sept. 11, according to Forbes.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity provided this statement on Sept. 4 regarding the additional benefit:

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“The Department is working diligently to implement the necessary technology changes to ensure eligible Floridians receive the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program benefits as quickly as possible. The LWA program will allow Florida to offer an additional $300 per week to eligible Reemployment Assistance claimants. To be eligible for this benefit, claimants must have a weekly benefit amount of at least $100 in an approved Reemployment Assistance program and must certify that they are unemployed or partially unemployed due to COVID-19. Payments will be retroactive to the week ending August 1, 2020.”