Pennsylvanians receiving unemployment payments are slated to receive an extra 300 dollars per week starting this week

Written by on September 8, 2020

Pennsylvanians receiving unemployment payments are slated to receive an extra 300 dollars per week starting this week

By Sam Dunklau, WITF

September 8, 2020

Pennsylvanians receiving unemployment payments are slated to receive an extra $300 dollars per week starting this week.

Last month, President Donald Trump issued an executive order allowing the extra money for weekly payments, replacing the 600 dollar per week boost the federal government had been providing until late July.

The commonwealth is the latest state approved to start disbursing the extra money.

State Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak says he expects it to start as early as September 11.

“After we get the system up and running on the 11th, we expect that by September 14 or shortly thereafter, people will begin receiving that extra 300 dollars.”

Unemployed workers have to be getting at least 100 dollars per week from the state right now to be eligible.

They may also have to certify they’re being impacted by the coronavirus, depending on the program they are enrolled in.

More than two million Pennsylvanians have filed for unemployment since the pandemic began.

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