DWD to begin issuing additional $600 a week in unemployment benefits Wednesday

Posted at 10:21 AM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 11:27:24-04

The Department of Workforce Development said it will begin issuing Federal Pandemic Unemployment compensation payments today.

The DWD said that FPUC is a temporary increase of $600 per week in unemployment benefits. It provides extra money to anyone who is receiving unemployment benefits from:

  • Regular Unemployment Insurance (UI)
  • Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE)
  • Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service members (UCX)
  • Partial Unemployment Compensation

The payment is automatically added to their benefit payments, so no action is needed.

Those who filed a claim before April 4 will see the payment retroactively paid starting that week.

Find more information here.

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