Texas Applies for Federal Program for Extra Unemployment $
Texas is applying for a federal program to get Texans and extra $300 in unemployment. It looks like we're going to get it too. At least 10 other states have applied and been granted to extra relief. The federal funding would provide an extra $300 every week for those who have lost their jobs. For some of the states that applied and were approved for the grant the amount was $400.
61,416 Texans applied for unemployment relief in the week ending Aug. 15. More than 3.2 million Texas in total have applied for financial assistance since the coronavirus pandemic began. In March, Congress passed a broad coronavirus relief package that added $600 to people's weekly unemployment checks, but the benefit expired in July.
"The Lost Wage Assistance program will provide crucial financial support to Texans who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic," Abbott said in a statement Thursday. "Texas is grateful to President Trump for making these funds available to individuals and asks that our federal partners quickly grant this request so that TWC can swiftly administer this funding to Texans. (Posted in an article on cbs7.com)
People everywhere are still reeling from the result of everything that's happened over the past few months. Let's hope Texas gets that grant.