As payouts begin, Virginia Employment Commission says money still left in Lost Wages Assistance program

Last Updated on October 19, 2020 by admin


LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) – After weeks of delays, Virginians have began receiving funds from the Misplaced Wages Help program.

The Virginia Employment Fee says having a number of businesses concerned within the course of induced the delay.

Additionally they say they started paying out $481 million over the previous few days.

That’s gone to 389,000 individuals throughout the commonwealth.

The VEC says individuals can proceed to say on that program till funds run out.

“Our employees has been working actually laborious making an attempt to get this cash out to claimants as a result of we all know there’s these on the market who really want this help,” mentioned Joyce Fogg, Virginia Employment Fee communications supervisor.

Fogg says $233 million is left in this system.

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