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Labor and Economic Opportunity

Who is eligible for LWA?

Claimants who are unemployed or under employed because of a disruption caused by COVID-19 and whose current weekly benefit amount (WBA) is at least $100.

The program is available to individuals who have a weekly entitlement for unemployment insurance from one of the programs below:

  • Unemployment compensation, including regular State Unemployment Compensation, Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) and Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service members (UCX)
  • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)
  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
  • Extended Benefits (EB)
  • Work Share
  • Trade Readjustment Assistance (TRA)
  • Payments under the Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) program.

Individuals receiving Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) are not eligible for LWA.