Unemployment FAQs

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When should I expect to receive the additional Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) benefits?

Implementation of LWA will take several weeks to execute, and KDOL estimates that claimants will begin receiving benefits no sooner than late September. For those who are eligible, payments will be retroactive to the week ending August 1, 2020. KDOL has been notified by FEMA that funds for LWA will be available through the week ending September 4, 2020.