LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Most people receiving unemployment benefits in Kentucky and Indiana will get an additional $300 or $400 per week for at least three weeks under President Trump’s Aug. 8 executive order redirecting FEMA disaster relief money to jobless aid.
The governors of each state announced their intention to apply for the extra jobless aid on Wednesday, saying it will take at least two weeks to get payments to Kentuckians and Hoosiers.
Kentucky will become the first state to provide the full $400 per week under the Trump program by choosing to use some of its federal CARES Act coronavirus relief money to add $100 to the $300 benefit provided by FEMA, Gov. Andy Beshear said.
“I believe that extra $100 is critically important,” Beshear said. “… We know how this money moves through the economy. We know how important it is to these families.”
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