Unemployment FAQs

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Is the additional unemployment from the president’s executive memorandum for $300 or $400?

On August 8, 2020, President Donald Trump issued an executive memorandum authorizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to expend up to $44 billion from its Disaster Relief Fund to provide lost wage assistance to Americans receiving unemployment benefits. The President’s executive memorandum outlined a benefit of $300 from FEMA funds and $100 from federal coronavirus relief funds that have been provided to each state. The Kansas State Finance Council did not approve the use of coronavirus relief funds for the LWA program in Kansas. Based on that decision, eligible claimants in Kansas will receive $300.