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South Carolina approved for $300 weekly boost in unemployment pay

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Published: Sep. 2, 2020 at 6:57 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce has received approval after applying for additional funds to help unemployed residents.

Late Tuesday afternoon, the Federal Emergency Management Agency notified the state that it had been approved for Lost Wages Assistance.

The agency has notified Gov. Henry McMaster and his staff of the announcement.

The money will provide $300 in addition to a claimants’ weekly benefit amount. For each week an eligible claimant receives at least $100 in state or federal unemployment benefits, the payment will add $300.

DEW is working with the vendor to update the requirements of the new program into the MyBenefits portal, which could take two to three weeks to implement.

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