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Individuals collecting unemployment to begin receiving $600 stimulus check

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Posted at 4:07 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 18:06:26-04

WISCONSIN — Wisconsinites who are currently collecting unemployment will now be receiving an additional $600 check as a part of the Federal Stimulus Bill.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD), these checks will provide individuals with an emergency fund of $600 per week.

These new payments will begin the week of April 26, and individuals do not need to apply or fill out any paperwork to receive it. The $600 will automatically be added to your benefit payments.

If you have a pending unemployment application, you do not need to apply again to qualify for the $600.

The DWD says it will take up to two weeks to pay all of these back payments. However, they should be completed by May 8.

For more information on this stimulus check, click here.

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