As part of the new economic rescue of 900 billion dollars approved by Congress at the end of last December, aid for unemployment due to coronavirus has been extended until April 19, although it is estimated to have a further extension once the Joe Biden administration and the new Congress come to power.
This unemployment aid is 300 dollars a week on regular unemployment benefits.
So far, the states that have started paying aid are Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas y West Virginia.
On your side, Iowa, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington y Wyoming will pay the aid throughout this week and New Mexico on January 18, while Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Virginia y Wisconsin They have not disclosed the date of the start of the payment.
$ 300 unemployment benefits: Steps and how to track my payment
There are several ways to follow or track your payment, as it is necessary to bear in mind that each Department of Labor is different. The most reliable and recommended thing is to contact the Department of Labor in your region directly.
Also, many states offer personalized information on collecting payment through their respective website. One way to track the status of your aid is to check online through your state’s official unemployment page.
Normally, the website gives you up-to-date information on the status of your claim, how much it has in benefits, and how long to wait for payment. In some states, to access the official website they ask you for your claim number, Social Security number, weekly benefit amount, and a four-digit PIN or password you set up when you filed your return.