Unemployment FAQs

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Who was eligible for the additional Lost Wages Assistance (LWA)?

The program was limited in scope and, due to federal restrictions, was available only to those persons who provided self-certification that they are unemployed, partially unemployed, or unable or unavailable to work due to disruptions caused by COVID-19 and who received at least $100 from a qualifying underlying unemployment benefit program.

An individual was determined to have received at least $100 per week for purposes of being an “eligible claimant” if the individual’s weekly benefit amount (WBA) as provided on the monetary determination is at least $100 (including any dependents’ allowance). In addition, the week in question must have been considered compensable.