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.