Lost Wages Supplemental Assistance Program Gives Eligible Workers Additional $300 In Jobless Benefits

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — New Jersey is applying to get that extra federal assistance available for residents on unemployment.

The money comes from FEMA through the Lost Wages Supplemental Assistance Program announced by President Donald Trump.

It gives eligible workers an additional $300 a week in jobless benefits.

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Gov. Phil Murphy says the federal government needs to provide more.

“What our workers and families need is for the president and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to reauthorize the $600 federal weekly unemployment benefit they allowed to expire at the end of July,” he said.

Murphy says the extra money would provide the security that so many people in New Jersey and around the country need.

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