From staff reports
The state Department of Labor & Industry is implementing new federal unemployment compensation benefits provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
The COVID-19 relief package temporarily provides an additional $600 per week, makes self-employed, independent contractors and gig workers eligible for benefits and extends jobless compensation benefits for an additional 13 weeks.
The benefits will provide an additional $600 per week beginning the week ending April 4 through the week ending July 25.
For other eligible claimants who have not yet received a regular UC payment, they will receive the extra $600 the week after receiving their first UC payment, the release said.
The $600 is paid separately from the biweekly UC benefit, and residents do not need to apply.