Recipients of pandemic unemployment assistance in Hawaii will receive up to two $300 grants next week.
The State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations said today that program updates and federal funding have allowed the department to initiate benefit payments for PUA claimants who have proven eligible claims within the week ending January 2, which will take place this weekend.
Eligible claimants certify their claims on this Sunday, which ends on January 9th, and will also process their claims, including a total of $300, and receive payment on Wednesday.
The State Department of Labor stated that it is working to establish other procedures in the unemployment computer system to handle other revised federal benefits and provide much-needed relief to eligible claimants. If necessary, any delayed benefits will be paid retroactively and the claimant will be compensated in full.
DLIR stated that it will implement the provisions of the COVID-1
DLIR also pointed out that employees who were dismissed for reasons, resigned without justified reasons, refused to return to work or refused to receive full-time salary, were not eligible for PUA benefits or any form of unemployment benefits.
DLIR stated that an attempt to collect benefits in this situation may be considered fraud, and the investigation of job separation is part of the eligibility process.
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