Additional $300 Unemployment Benefit On The Way? Governor Abbott Officially Directs TWC To Apply For Federal Funds – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Governor Greg Abbott announced Thursday that the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has requested additional funding for unemployment benefits provided by President Donald Trump’s Executive Order in support of lost wages.
Funding provides additional unemployment benefits of $ 300 per week starting with the August 23 payment request.
“The Lost Wage Assistance program will provide vital financial assistance to Texans who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Governor Abbott. “Texas is grateful to President Trump for making these funds available to individuals and urges our federal partners to act quickly on this request so that TWC can quickly administer these funds to Texans.”
Earlier this month, President Trump signed an executive order on Supplemental Unemployment Benefits after Congress failed to reach an agreement on how much federal unemployment benefits should be.
The $ 600 additional pandemic unemployment benefit expired on July 31.
Many states have been slow to apply for federal funding, as states have to drop in $ 100 to get $ 300. However, Texas can accomplish this by adding its already weekly unemployment pay to the $ 100 game.
On Wednesday evening, the official TWC Twitter account prematurely published the governor’s announcement. The tweet was quickly removed. It was posted again on Thursday. This time to stay.
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