Unemployment FAQs

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Who is NOT eligible for the additional Lost Wages Assistance (LWA)?

LWA is not payable to individuals collecting Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). Additionally, a number of state laws include provisions for extending the potential duration of benefits during period of high unemployment for individuals in approved training who exhaust benefits, or for a variety of other reasons. Although some state laws call these programs “extended benefits,” the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) uses the term “additional benefits” (AB) for these state programs to avoid confusion with the Federal-State EB program. LWA is not payable to individuals who are receiving AB payments.