Dr. Chhoda explores the latest updates about the $300/week unemployment benefit extension – the lost wages assistance program set up by the President’s executive order.
10 states still not approved for extra $300 in weekly unemployment benefits. At least six states have begun paying the supplement.
Ten states plus Washington, D.C., haven’t yet received federal approval to offer a $300 weekly boost to unemployment benefits. South Dakota isn’t applying for it.
Arizona, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Tennessee and Texas are the first states to start processing and paying out the subsidy.
Delaware, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Carolina, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin haven’t yet received federal approval. South Dakota’s governor said the state won’t apply for the subsidy.
States must apply for and receive federal approval to pay the lost wages assistance.
To date, 40 states have received approval. Florida, Hawaii and Minnesota, were the latest to get approval, over the weekend.
Arizona, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Tennessee and Texas are the first states to disburse the aid. Montana is paying $400 a week, while the others are paying $300.