$13.9M in unemployment released in payments this week

By | October 18, 2020

The Guam Department of Labor released payments for error-free unemployment claims through Aug. 23, totaling $13.9 million in assistance.

Residents can expect to see their latest unemployment benefits this week.

The Guam Department of Labor released payments for error-free unemployment claims through Aug. 23, totaling $13.9 million in assistance, according to Director David Dell’Isola. 

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In-person assistance for unemployment applications remains available at the Dededo and Yona libraries. Assistance is by appointment only, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The first two hours are reserved veterans, manamko’ and persons with disabilities.

Lost Wages Assistance

It may still be some time before qualifying residents see the $300 Lost Wages Assistance supplement to their unemployment benefits. 

The program’s technical systems are nearing completion, Dell’Isola said. Because Guam doesn’t have a standing unemployment insurance program, a separate system needed to be built to pay out the Lost Wages Assistance, with funding from FEMA. 

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