The money was approved as part of the stimulus that Congress passed last month.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) — Unemployed Pennsylvanians are about to get a boost.

Starting this week, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry says thousands of people will get an extra $300 a week in benefits.

The money was approved as part of the stimulus that Congress passed last month.

There is nothing you need to do. The extra money will be automatically added.