LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said Friday that it began rolling out funds from the Lost Wages Assistance program.
According to a media release, DETR began the rollout with a test run earlier in the week, which proved to be successful. The first payments in the PUA system began Thursday night.
“It is important to note that while PUA payments are being deposited, plaintiffs are not yet able to see these payments when logging in to their claims on the PUA system,”
Claims eligible for either UI or PUA benefits in the week of August 1 will receive $ 300 for that week.
Those eligible for unemployment for weeks ending August 8 and August 15 also receive $ 300 per week for those weeks.
Claims eligible for all three weeks will receive a fixed amount of $ 900.
“Federal law does not provide benefits under this program to plaintiffs in the UI system who receive less than $ 100 per week in UI benefits. It is important to note that payments only go to those plaintiffs who have stated that their claims “Claims submitted as a result of COVID. Claims intended not to be eligible for UI or PUA unemployment benefits during any of the weeks are not eligible for LWA,” DETR said.
In the weeks after those mentioned, DETR said it awarded a lump sum “which probably only covers one or two extra weeks of benefits for qualified claims.” These payments are sent one week at a time from the last week of October.
Those who are entitled to the extra funds do not have to apply for the extra amount.