By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Pennsylvania Labor Secretary Jerry Oleksiak says that unemployed workers will have to wait 3-4 weeks for the $300 checks that were promised by the Trump Administration.
According to Oleksiak, the computer system Pennsylvania uses to distribute the weekly checked will be operational by the end of the month.
On August 24, FEMA approved an additional $300 million in weekly unemployment benefits for Pennsylvania.
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- Gov. Wolf Urges Congress To Pass $600 Weekly Unemployment Aid, Calls Pres. Trump’s Executive Order ‘Convoluted’
- Pennsylvania Lawmakers Meet To Solve Problems With Unemployment Benefits
- ‘Do The Right Thing’: Gov. Tom Wolf Urges Congress To Extend $600 Unemployment Benefit
- Senator Bob Casey Says Extending $600 Unemployment Benefit Is ‘The Right Thing To Do’
- As Extra $600 In Unemployment Benefits Ends, Some In Pennsylvania Lose Lifeline
- State Unemployment Benefits To Pennsylvanians Struggling During Coronavirus Pandemic Still Available After Federal Benefits End
- About 90,000 People Still Waiting For Answers As Pennsylvania’s Unresolved Unemployment Claims Drop To 8 Percent
- ‘It’s Disastrous’: Delays Continue With Getting Unemployment Compensation As Dept. Of Labor And Industry Brings On More Help
- ‘This Entire Process Has Been Unacceptable From The Start’: State Rep. Says Legislature Is Working To Get More Help Managing Unemployment Claims
- Coronavirus In Pennsylvania: Officials Begin Providing Unemployed With Extra $600 Per Week
Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he is hopeful a bipartisan deal can be reached for a new COVID relief package on Capitol Hill.
Talks between Democrats and the Trump Administration broke down early in August.
The two sides say they are still more than a trillion dollars apart.