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45 states have been approved to offer the $ 300 extra unemployment benefits, only 6 have begun to distribute the resources | The race

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimates funds will last no more than five weeks

The citizens of the state of Arizona were the first Americans to receive the $ 300 extra weekly unemployment benefits on August 17, after the president Donald trump issued an executive order. Since then others 44 states have been approved to hand over the money but only six have started to distribute it among its citizens.

The memorandum Trump signed Aug. 8 at his New Jersey golf club called for a “Lost Wage Assistance” program to distribute An additional $ 300 in federal unemployment benefits weekly, in addition to the state benefits that unemployed people usually receive.

The source of that additional $ 300 is a fund of $ 44 billion dollars reserved for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a group of nonpartisan experts, believes that funds will not last more than five weeks.

Americans who are unemployed They can only qualify for $ 300 support if they already receive at least $ 100 a week in benefits from their state. So it is estimated that nearly a million Americans who earn less than $ 100 a week would not be eligible for the extra benefit, according to an estimate by Eliza Forsythe, a labor economist and adjunct professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Payments for Lost Wage Assistance are not automatic. States must apply through FEMA for a grant “To administer the supplemental payments for lost wages.” At the same time states will have to pay 25% of the cost of delivery of the extra $ 300.

So far no state has been turned away from applying for FEMA grants, Keith Turi, FEMA’s Assistant Recovery Administrator, told reporters on Aug. 20.

These are the states approved by FEMA to receive the $ 300 weekly unemployment assistance:

Alabama

Alabama received approval from FEMA on August 21. Eligible unemployment beneficiaries could expect to receive the additional $ 300 benefit in approximately three weeks.

Alaska

Alaska received approval from FEMA on August 23.

According to Cathy Muñoz, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the people of this state will not receive unemployment benefits for at least six to eight weeks.

Arizona

Brett Bezio, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Economic Security assured the site MarketWatch that almost all of the 400,000 beneficiaries of the program have received the $ 300 unemployment benefit which was paid retroactively for the first week of August. More of $ 202 million they have already been distributed in the entity.

Arkansas

Arkansas received approval from FEMA on August 25. It is not yet clear when unemployed people will start receiving the additional benefit.

Connecticut

Connecticut received FEMA approval on August 24. “The agency anticipates disbursement in mid-September and expects about 250,000 applicants to be eligible for the federal benefit,” according to an Aug. 21 statement released by the Connecticut Department of Labor.

California

California received FEMA approval on August 21. In the beginning the governor Gavin newsom did not support Trump’s executive order and later decided to apply for the benefit. Until now the date Californians will be able to start receiving unemployment benefits is unknown.

Colorado

The state received approval from FEMA on August 16, but the state Department of Labor and Employment “has not yet determined what the amount of benefits will be or the schedule they will follow to schedule payments.

Georgia

Georgia received approval from FEMA on August 23. At this time it is unknown when the Georgia Department of Labor will schedule the payments.

Delaware

Delaware received approval from FEMA on September 2.

It is not clear when people will start to receive the additional benefit. The Delaware Department of Labor said it “could take weeks to get up and running.”

Florida

Florida received approval from FEMA on August 29.

Hawaii

Hawaii received approval from FEMA on August 29.

Idaho

Idaho received approval from FEMA on August 19. According to the Aug. 19 statement, Gov. Brad Little ordered the Labor Department to hand over the $ 300 weekly and also to provide the additional $ 100 unemployment benefits.

Illinois

Illinois received approval from FEMA on September 1.

About 55,000 unemployed who receive less than $ 100 a week from the state will not be eligible, according to Illinois Governor JB Pritzker.

Iowa

Iowa received approval from FEMA on August 14, the day after submitting an application.

Related: Experts warn that the distribution of the extra $ 300 in unemployment benefits could be delayed for some states.

Kentucky

Kentucky received approval from FEMA on August 21 and will be another state where it will contribute the additional $ 100 a week in addition to the federal benefit for which citizens will receive $ 400. It is expected that the payments will begin to be distributed from the month of September.

Louisiana

Louisiana received approval from FEMA on August 14.

Maine

Maine received approval from FEMA on August 25. Ad

The Maine Department of Labor estimates it will take three weeks for the benefit to be issued.

Maryland

Maryland received approval from FEMA on August 20. The state labor department assured that all beneficiaries will receive their retroactive payments in the first installment that could arrive at the end of September.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts is the state with the highest unemployment rate in the country for the month of July arriving at 16.1% according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The delivery date for the $ 300 benefit payment is still unknown. The state received approval from FEMA on August 21.

Michigan

It is expected that at least 910,000 inhabitants they will receive at least $ 300 per week of weekly aid. Michigan received approval from FEMA on August 21.

Minnesota

Minnesota received approval from FEMA on August 29.

Mississippi

In this state, it will take at least a month for its inhabitants to start receiving unemployment assistance. Mississippi received approval from FEMA on August 22.

Missouri

Missouri received approval from FEMA on August 16.

Montana

It is another of the states that will contribute $ 100 additional dollars a week in addition to the $ 300 federal benefit for reach the amount of $ 400 dollars per week. The state received approval from FEMA on August 18.

New Mexico

New Mexico received approval from FEMA on August 15.

New York

In the state of New York There is still no date on when its inhabitants will be able to start receiving benefits. The state received approval from FEMA on August 23.

North Carolina

North Carolina received approval from FEMA on August 21.

North Dakota

North Dakota received FEMA approval on August 31.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire received approval from FEMA on August 24.

Ohio

Ohio received approval from FEMA on August 26.

Related: How the delivery of unemployment benefits of $ 400 per week will work.

Oklahoma

In the state, the inhabitants must wait between four to five weeks to receive the unemployment benefit. Oklahoma received approval from FEMA on August 18, the day after submitting an application.

Oregon

Oregon received approval from FEMA on August 28.

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania received approval from FEMA on August 24.

South Carolina

South Carolina received FEMA approval on September 1.

Rhode Island

The Department of Labor estimates that it will take two to three weeks to implement the additional benefit. Rhode Island received approval from FEMA on August 22.

Tennessee

Tennessee received approval from FEMA on August 22.

Texas

The state received $ 1.14 billion USD in FEMA funds to distribute the $ 300, the governor said Greg abbott. Since Monday, more than $ 151.6 million dollars have been paid to beneficiaries, according to information from the Workforce Commission. Texas received approval from FEMA on August 21.

Utah

Utah received approval from FEMA on August 16.

Vermont

The Department of Labor has not indicated when the additional benefits can be expected.

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