$25.2 million in LWA going out in rebatched amount, in addition to nearly $700,000 in PUA

GDOL PUA processing center (PNC file photo)

The Guam Department of Labor says their LWA rebatch was successful and they’re pushing out $25.2 million in the top-up payments.

The Lost Wages Assistance program (LWA) is a $300-per-week payment for those who made more than $100 in PUA over a 6-week period from the end of July to the beginning of September. At most, qualified applicants can get an additional $1800 in LWA.

David Dell’Isola, the GDOL director, says their vendor rebatched a list focused on LWA payments yesterday, after the initial $6.2 million batch on Tuesday had a programming issue which excluded many of the LWA payouts.

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Today’s total is actually $25.9 million, of which, $25.2 million is LWA, around $700,000 goes out for PUA payments, and just about $40,000 is left over FPUC.

This money is in addition to the $6.2 million in PUA batched earlier this week.

Good news: $6.2 million in unemployment successfully batched; bad news: very little LWA

Dell’Isola says they’re awaiting the final list for the LWA batch and while he doesn’t have a number of total claimants being paid, he says it will cover eligible filers up to October 1.

“The request for the drawdown will be put out today and we’ll probably get the drawdown over the weekend sometime, so we’ll be getting out this money anywhere between Tuesday and Wednesday next week – it could be earlier if the drawdown hits,” said Dell’Isola.