Updated 9/14/20


The extra $300 unemployment payments available amid the coronavirus pandemic are ending.
According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the Federal Emergency Management Agency informed the state that funding for the Lost Wages Assistance Program payments was slated to stop September 5th.
The state says eligible claimants in Giles County and across Tennessee will receive the additional $300 for the weeks ending on August 1st through September 5th.
Retroactive payments will be delayed at least two weeks and the August 29th and September 5th payment periods will have a lag time.
The $300 benefit is added to the current maximum state payout of $275.
The state requested the extra unemployment funding after the end of a $600-per-week payout under the federal coronavirus relief bill.