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September 04, 2020 - Harrisburg, PA

Eligible Unemployed Workers to Begin Receiving Extra $300 Weekly Benefit Monday, September 14

Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak announced Pennsylvania will complete implementation of the federal Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program ahead of schedule and begin making payments to eligible individuals on Thursday, September 10, 2020. Individuals who apply and qualify will begin receiving their payments as early as Monday, September 14, 2020.

The federal government requires that only individuals who are fully or partially unemployed due to COVID-19 disruptions may apply for this benefit.