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Lost Wage Assistance Benefit Payments To Go To Unemployed Missouri Workers In Coming Days

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The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations says it’s working to issue Lost Wage Assistance benefit payments to unemployed workers.  Payments could go out later this week.

According to a news release, Missouri was granted initial federal funding for the LWA program and will pay eligible recipients an additional $300 per week retroactively to the week ending August 1, 2020.

Those eligible to receive at least $100 in unemployment benefits per week are able to receive an LWA benefit payment.  They must also self-certify that they are unemployed or partially employed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The LWA is funded through a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Administration Disaster Relief Fund.

For details, labor.mo.gov/coronavirus.

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