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: Shaler Township Police Collect 483 Pounds Worth Of Medications During National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Those who file are eligible for an extra $600 per week through mid-July. The first payments were issued on Friday.READ MORE: Multiple Buildings Evacuated After Natural Gas Leak In North Shore
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: Man Shot In The Torso Near Lincoln-Lemington
“The federal benefits are in addition to Pennsylvania’s regular unemployment benefit,” the governor’s office said in a release.