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CARES ACT for State, City and Non-Profit (Reimbursable) Employers The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, provides emergency funds to help mitigate economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic by allowing these organizations up to 50% reimbursement of benefits charges for weeks of unemployment between March 13, 2020 and December 31, 2020. Only nonprofit ...
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FAQ – Lost Wages Assistance (LWA)

Posted on Sep 9, 2020 in Main, News

Q: What is LWA? A: LWA is a federal program that adds $300 of unemployment benefits for up to five weeks, so far. Q: Is the LWA the same program that paid the extra $600 per week under the CARES Act? A: No. The $600 per week available under the CARES Act expired at the ...
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PEUC-How to Apply

Posted on Aug 28, 2020 in Main, News

In his Tenth Supplementary Proclamation, Governor David Y. Ige temporarily waived the requirement for work and actively seek work.  Although those requirements have been temporarily waived, it is to your advantage to complete the work registration process at the WDD’s HireNet website at https://www.hirenethawaii.com.  By doing so, you will be eligible for an array of ...
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FEDERAL PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION INFORMATION and RIGHTS  (Printable PDF) What is Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)? On March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. Section 2104 of Title II, Subtitle A of the CARES Act which includes the Relief for Workers Affected by ...
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Unemployment Benefits – Apply Now

Posted on Apr 4, 2020 in Main, News

What are unemployment benefits? Unemployment benefits provide you with temporary income when you lose your job through no fault of your own. The money partly replaces your lost earnings and helps you pay expenses while looking for new work. The benefits, from taxes your former employer(s) paid, are not based on financial need. While you receive ...
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CLICK HERE to Estimate your weekly benefit amount now and after the change of quarter on April 5, 2020. Your weekly benefit amount is calculated by dividing the wages in the highest quarter of your base period by 21. However, your weekly benefit amount (WBA) cannot be more than the maximum weekly benefit amount, which ...
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