FEMA Approves Additional $300 In Unemployment Benefits

FEMA Approves Additional $300 In Unemployment Benefits

Majority of the states in the U.S. have been approved to begin paying unemployed workers $300 weekly in unemployment benefits from the federal government. If not approved yet, other states are either in the process of applying to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) or have denied the extra funds in unemployment benefits.

Before payments are sent out, states must modify their unemployment systems. As of now, states Texas and Arizona have started sending out payments. South Dakota is the only state so far that has denied the extra benefits. The following states have applied, been approved and will begin sending payments in the upcoming weeks: Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Washington.

Kentucky and Montana are so far the only states providing workers with an additional $100 on top of the $300 provided by the federal government and the standard state unemployment payment amount. States that are approved for additional benefits are guaranteed three weeks of funding from the federal government $44 billion in funding.

Here is a list of each state and specific dates they were approved by FEMA.

State FEMA Approved
Alabama 8/21/2020
Alaska 8/23/2020
Arizona 8/15/2020
Arkansas Applied
California 8/22/2020
Colorado 8/16/2020
Connecticut 8/24/2020
Delaware Will apply
District of Columbia Has not applied
Florida Has not applied
Georgia 8/23/2020
Hawaii Has not applied
Idaho 8/19/2020
Illinois Has not applied
Indiana 8/21/2020
Iowa 8/15/2020
Kansas Has not applied
Kentucky 8/21/2020
Louisiana 8/15/2020
Maine Will apply
Maryland 8/20/2020
Massachusets 8/21/2020
Michigan 8/21/2020
Minnesota Has not applied
Mississippi 8/22/2020
Missouri 8/16/2020
Montana 8/18/2020
Nebraska Has not applied
Nevada Has not applied
New Hampshire 8/24/2020
New Jersey Has not applied
New Mexico 8/15/2020
New York 8/23/2020
North Carolina 8/21/2020
North Dakota Has not applied
Ohio Will apply
Oklahoma 8/18/2020
Oregon Will apply
Pennsylvania 8/24/2020
Rhode Island 8/22/2020
South Carolina Has not applied
South Dakota Will not apply
Tennessee 8/22/2020
Texas 8/21/2020
Utah 8/16/2020
Vermont 8/22/2020
Virginia Will apply
Washington 8/24/2020
West Virginia Will apply
Wisconsin Has not applied
Wyoming Will Apply

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