Approximately 400,000 unemployed Louisianians to receive $300 federal aid beginning Aug. 26

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BATON ROUGE- Approximately 400,000 eligible unemployed Louisianians will receive $300 weekly from the federal government in virus relief funds beginning Wednesday, the Louisiana Workforce Commission announced Tuesday.

In addition to state benefits, the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) will aid those who may have had their employment disrupted by COVID-19.

The retroactive payments will include the weeks ending Aug. 1, Aug. 8, and Aug. 15, 2020. In order to be eligible, all claimants need to continue filing their weekly certifications.

Additionally, the LWC says 20,000 unemployment insurance claimants could qualify for LWA. Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 26, claimants who qualify will receive an email from the LWC to update their claim information.

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