Massachusetts’ application to receive grant funding, to pay an additional weekly unemployment benefit to claimants under the federal Lost Wages Supplemental Payment Assistance (LWA) program was approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) last week. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claimants, will receive benefits beginning September 2, 2020. Payments are expected in claimant accounts by Saturday, September 5th. For those who are eligible for LWA through the standard unemployment assistance program accessed through UI Online, benefits are expected to be disbursed on or before September 15, 2020.
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