FEMA funding to support additional $300 per week for unemployed New Yorkers

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved a grant for the state of New York that will fund an additional $300 in unemployment benefits.

Posted: Aug 25, 2020 12:22 PM
Updated: Aug 25, 2020 12:28 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved a lost wages grant for the state of New York, that will fund an additional $300 in unemployment benefits to those eligible.

Claimants were receiving an extra $600 in benefits until the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program ended on July 31.

Earlier this month, President Donald Trump made more than $44 billion available in disaster relief funding through FEMA, to provide assistance to those who have lost wages during the coronavirus pandemic.

New York agreed to administer a relief program, and FEMA is working with Gov. Andrew Cuomo to implement a system that will make the funds available to New Yorkers unemployed due to the pandemic.

It is not yet clear when people will start to receive the additional $300 per week.

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