The $300 checks promised by the Trump Administration will be ready in 3-4 weeks.

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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