After two promising weeks in which states began sending out the $300 extra unemployment benefit created by President Trump’s August 8 memorandum, people in only six states are currently receiving the payments. Here’s the latest update as we head into Labor Day weekend:
Though 44 states have been approved to begin handing out money through FEMA’s Lost Wages Supplemental Payment Assistance program, many states have hit logistical snags in coordinating the federal funding with antiquated state unemployment systems. Only Missouri, Arizona, Louisiana, Texas, Montana, and Tennessee are currently sending out payments.
MarketWatch has a nice state-by-state breakdown, or does a Google News search of “[name of state] $300 unemployment benefit.” Your state’s department of labor website will likely have an update. And FEMA has additional information on its dedicated page for the program.