HARRISBURG (KDKA) — Some extra money is coming to those on unemployment.
Pennsylvania is implementing new federal unemployment benefits provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.READ MORE: About 1,500 Still Without Power Following Sunday's Severe Storms
Those who file are eligible for an extra $600 per week through mid-July. The first payments were issued on Friday.READ MORE: Friends Of 15-Year-Old Shot, Killed In Brookline Say They Will Never Forget The Joy Be Brought Everyone
Those who are self-employed, independent contractors or gig workers are eligible for benefits.
Unemployment compensation benefits are also extended for an additional 13 weeks.MORE NEWS: 'Highly Intoxicated' Woman Arrested After 2-Year-Old Boy Found Walking Around Duquesne Alone In Only Underwear
“The federal benefits are in addition to Pennsylvania’s regular unemployment benefit,” the governor’s office said in a release.