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$300 Jobless Boost Available Week Of Sept. 21st In Washington State

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – The Employment Security Department announced that a weekly jobless benefit boost of $300 would be processed starting Sept. 21.

Payments will be retroactive to Aug. 1 and will be on top of the state’s regular unemployment benefit.

Not everyone who has filed a claim will be eligible for the extra funding, and ESD has said that the benefit is currently time-limited to those filing claims over a three-week period, between July 26 and Aug. 15.

In order to qualify for the weekly bonus, people must certify that they are unemployed or partially unemployed due to COVID-19.


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