Millions more in unemployment checks for Guam residents

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Just one day after releasing the first Lost Wages Assistance program payment of
$4.7 million, the Guam Department of Labor batches another $9.8 million in unemployment benefits for cleared claims through Oct. 1.

Of that amount, $9.2 million is in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, and $615,000 is in taxes.

With this batch, the Department distributes almost $450 million in the last six months to the people of Guam.

“Per the governor’s instructions, we are doubling our efforts to get out as much unemployment money as possible by Christmas. We will be batching every Tuesday to help our people most in need and giving them the best holiday possible during this pandemic,” said Department of Labor Director David Dell’Isola . “This includes all of the Lost Wages Assistance, and the rest of the PUA clean claims from October and November. Next week we will again batch LWA.”

The Department reminds claimants to ensure their applications are up to date with weekly claims and documentation on hireguam.com, including your most recent employee separation letters and check stubs if you had changes in your employment history since the beginning of your application.

Today’s batch should begin hitting accounts by the end of the week, or early next week. Next Tuesday, Dec. 8 Guam Department of Labor will batch the second round of LWA payments to include PUA and FPUC.

For more information on the unemployment assistance programs go to dol.guam.gov. For login issues, email webadmin@dol.guam.gov. For claim or weekly certification issues, email pua.hotline@dol.guam.gov.

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