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Unemployed New Yorkers to get extra money from the state

New Yorkers will receive an extra $300 per week after FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor approved the state for a FEMA grant under the Lost Wages Assistance Program. The $300 per week will be in addition to regular unemployment benefits.

FEMA will work with Governor Cuomo’s office to establish a system making funding available for New Yorkers.

This money comes from $44 billion President Trump made available on August 8 from FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund to financially assist Americans who lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New York’s Budget Director Robert Mujica released this statement on the FEMA benefits:

“Now that the federal government has blinked and will no longer make states provide funding they do not have, New York State will apply for the Lost Wages Assistance program. As Governor Cuomo has said, politics does not impact policy — especially during a pandemic — and if New Yorkers are in need, this administration will do everything we can to support them. But make no mistake, this does not absolve Washington from doing its job, and they must pass a comprehensive aid package that provides a stable extension of unemployment benefits, repeals the SALT cap and supports local and state governments. Anything else would simply be unacceptable.”

By WKBW staff.

WKBW

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