Checks sent lost-wages claimants
VERMONT- On Friday, September 18, the Vermont Department of Labor distributed $21.6 million to 25,675 claimants through the Lost Wage Assistance program. Paper checks were mailed directly to claimants who certified their employment had been impacted by COVID-19 for the weeks ending August 1, August 8, and August 15.
The LWA program provides a supplemental weekly benefit payment to eligible claimants.
At this time, the grant award ($35.8 million) will cover the first three weeks of the LWA program, retroactive to the benefit week ending August.
Due to limited funding through the LWA program, claimants are encouraged to certify eligibility to the Department of Labor.