September 14, 2020
Arizona distributes nearly $800M in Lost Wages Assistance
The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) announced today the issuance of nearly $800 million in Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) to unemployment insurance claimants in Arizona, a portion of more than $10.7 billion in payments that have been distributed since the beginning of the pandemic. On August 17, Arizona became the first in the nation to begin distributing funds, and will complete its sixth week of funding on Saturday. This comes as FEMA officials announced the $300 supplement will end nationwide after the sixth week of funding for each state.