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NJ recently rolled out the Lost Wage Assistance (LWA) benefit, which will provide $300/week to anyone  who was unemployed or partially unemployed due to COVID-19 and was eligible for at least $100 in weekly unemployment benefits. The extra $300 will be paid for the 6-week period between the week ending 8/1/20, and the week ending 9/5/20. The maximum benefit is $1,800 (6 weeks x $300). The money will be paid in a single, lump-sum payment during the week of October 19th.
 
Many claimants eligible for LWA do not need to do anything to get those benefits. Only claimants who have not yet certified that their unemployment is COVID-related must do so now. If you were unemployed due to COVID and you did not yet certify that your claim is COVID-related, you need to attest that your unemployment is COVID-related in the Check Claim Status part of your application by checking the appropriate box in the "Self-Service Options" section. You can access the certification portal here: https://lwdwebpt.dol.state.nj.us/ClaimStatus/claimStatus.htm. You must certify for benefit before 5pm on Friday, October 16, 2020.

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