GDOL getting ready to release $14.8 million in unemployment benefits

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The Guam Department of Labor is getting ready to release another $14.8 million in federal aid to pandemic unemployment claimants.

Of that amount, $7.4 million is in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, $7.4 million is in Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, and $12,600 is in Lost Wages Assistance.

Another $1.3 million in taxes was paid to the Department of Revenue and Taxation.

Funds should reach claimants by early next week, but please keep in mind that there is a time frame in getting unemployment assistance delivered electronically and getting checks mailed out.

After the agency runs the batch, it is required to ensure it is clean by reconciling and
auditing for fraud and accuracy.

“It’s clear that the amount of unemployment benefits is dropping with each batch. It’s a positive indication that people are going back to work as our governor focuses on rebuilding the economy and opening the island back up safely. PUA will be ending soon, on Sept. 4 and this drop is a good sign that claimants are getting serious about finding employment,” said Department of Labor Director David Dell’Isola.

As PUA slows down, work search should see a rise as the requirement to look for jobs in order to remain eligible for PUA and FPUC goes into effect Aug. 1. Starting that week, claimants must perform three work search contacts a week and will need to report those searches with their weekly certifications.

A step-by-step video tutorial is available on the agency website at dol.guam.gov, as well as the agency’s YouTube channel, Guam DOL.

(GDOL Release)

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  1. WHY IS THE DIRECTOR DEMANDING FOR THE PEOPLE TO GO AND APPLY FOR JOBS WHEN THERES STILL NO CONTROL ON THE DEADLY VIRUS OUT THERE IS HE INSANE LOOK AT WHAT HAPPEN YESTERDAY WHEN THE GOVERMENT LEADERS OPEN THE SCHOOLS 7STUDENTS CAUGHT THE VIRUS SO IF ANY OF US CATCHES THE VIRUS OUT THERE CAUSE WE HAVE TO DRIVE AROUND GO INTO BUILDINGS AND APPLY FORA JOB OR WE THE UNEMPLOYMENTS WONT GET PAID WHO R WE GONNA BLAME FOR CATCHING THE DEADLY VIRUS WAIT A MINUTE WE SHOULD CHARGE THE DOL DIRECTOR FOR ATTEMTED MURDER N IF N I HOPE THAT NOBODYPASSES AWAY ORGETS REAL SICK HE THE DIRECTOR OF LABOR SHOULD B ARREST FOR MURDER WITH NO PAROLE HE OR THOSE INVOLE SHOULD SERVE TIME IN JAIL IF IT WAS ONE PERSON OUT OF THE PUBLIC ALREADY THAT PERSON IS IN JAIL WITH NO QUESTION THE GOVERMENT R SO FAST IN PUTTING PEOPLE IN JAIL SO B EVEN DOESNT MATTER IF HESA POLICEMAN OR GOVERNOR CHARGE THEM FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER FOR DEMANDING THEM TO GO N LOOK FOR A JOB SUE THE GOVERMENT

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