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Ohio Has Started Issuing $300 Extra Unemployment Benefits

The coronavirus came in and changed the world as we knew it. Since the $600 additional benefit ended for unemployment, unemployed Ohioans have been scrambling trying to figure out how to make ends meet.

Mike DeWine announced in a news conference Thursday, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has started distributing an extra $300 in lost wages assistance on top of the current unemployment benefit.

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The funds are available to Ohioans who received Pandemic Unemployment assistance (PUA), traditional unemployment benefits, Trade Readjustment Assistance, SharedWork Ohio or extended benefits for the weeks ending August 1 – September 5.

“PUA claimants are receiving these payments first in a staggered manner with individual payments for each week they qualified for the program.”

“Those receiving other types of unemployment benefits, the necessary system program update is underway. When it’s complete, individuals will need to log in to their accounts to certify that they were unemployed or working reduced hours because of the COVID-19 during eligible weeks.”

~ Governor Mike DeWine
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