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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Nevada's unemployment agency announced today that the state’s application for the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Grant Program has been approved.

Nevada’s request of nearly $224 million, the maximum the state could ask for, will provide  claimants who were eligible the first three weeks of August with up to $300 per week in addition to state benefits. LWA payments will be issued to eligible individuals retroactive to the week ending August 1. 2020.

Nevada has been approved for three weeks of funds and plans now to apply for additional funds to cover up to three more weeks.

The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation estimates that it will take four to six weeks to complete system updates before the agency can begin issuing payments to eligible claimants.

No action is required from eligible claimants.

Funding for the LWA grants will terminate when the balance of the Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) reaches $25 billion, or when the Federal Emergency Management Agency expends $44 billion on this program from the DRF, whichever is first.

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jmcgregor85

They apply for a grant that even I knew would be approved and it is going to take 4 to 6 weeks to update the system?? What would they possibly have to update? Such a bunch of crooks! No $100 kicked in by Sisolak. That would have meant he actually did something that would benefit the citizens while Trump is in office because then they might be more likely to vote for him. Sisolak has absolutely destroyed this state and thinks we are too dumb to notice and hope we blame Trump.

toshay10480

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So......if I'm understanding this correctly, Detr can apply for this extra money and get approved for it in a matter of a few weeks. However still hasn't paid a lot of gig workers their PUA funds in MONTHS!!! THEN, to make things "easier" for everyone. Instead of directing everyone to 2 separate lines. They think it's a great idea to have everyone crowd just the main DETR line, that just rings as being BUSY all the time!?!? [huh] And what about what was promised by the representatives from the phone line dedicated to the gig workers? I found a rhythm of how to call and get through to someone. They ask me for some documentation, tells me I have submitted everything they need but then say it could take 10 -30 business days for the payment to be released. When that time frame has ended, ask me for MORE PROOF and say it could take ANOTHER 10 - 30 business days to release my funds. If I have to go through everything AGAIN with the representatives from detr's main line, it'll Be clear who's committing the real FRAUD!

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