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Wisconsin residents who lost job due to COVID-19 can now get additional $300 a week

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Posted at 9:52 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 22:55:01-04

WASHINGTON — The State of Wisconsin will now be able to provide residents with an additional $300 per week, on top of their regular unemployment benefit, thanks to a grant from FEMA.

The FEMA grant under the Lost Wages Assistance program goes to Wisconsin residents who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This comes after the White House signed off on $44 billion from FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund to provide financial assistance to Americans who have lost wages due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Tuesday, the State of Wisconsin agreed to administer the lost wages program.

Wisconsin is the latest of over 44 states to accept the FEMA grants.

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