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Nebraska approved for Lost Wages Assistance program

Posted at 4:37 PM, Sep 09, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — FEMA announced Wednesday that Nebraska is approved for the Lost Wages Assistance program, which will allow the state to provide an extra $300 per week on top of regular unemployment benefits to those unemployed due to COVID-19.

FEMA says they will work with Gov. Pete Ricketts to implement a system to make this funding available for residents.

On August 8, President Trump made up to $44 billion available from FEMA's Disaster Relief Fund to provide financial help to those who have lost wages due to the pandemic.

To learn more about the Lost Wages Assistance program, click here.