BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Labor announced Wednesday that the Lost Wages Assistance [LWA] program will begin ahead of schedule on Friday, September 11.
The LWA program offers claimants an additional $300 per week in retroactive federal benefits amid the coronavirus pandemic.READ MORE: Baltimore Officials Ask Biden For More Federal Resources On The Ground To Combat Violent Crime
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After being initially approved for three weeks of LWA funding, Maryland has now been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] for three additional weeks, for a total of six weeks of $300 federal payments.
The Maryland Department of Labor will also be launching the fully modernized BEACON 2.0 unemployment insurance system for claimants and employers this month.MORE NEWS: Jury Selection Underway In Capital Gazette Mass Shooting Case