Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hawaii to get $25 increase in unemployment insurance check

According to the Hawaii Department of Labor:

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, signed by President Obama on February 17, 2009, created a temporary Federal Additional Compensation (FAC) program to provide for a weekly stimulus payment of $25. FAC is payable to individuals who are entitled to receive regular unemployment insurance benefits as well as Emergency Unemployment Compensation and Trade Readjustment Allowances.

The $25 FAC stimulus payments only apply to weeks of unemployment beginning with the week ending February 28, 2009 and after. The FAC payments are 100% federally funded so employers’ reserve accounts will not be charged for the additional $25 weekly payment.

The $25 FAC stimulus payment will be added to each week of benefits paid to eligible individuals in Hawaii. You do not need to apply or contact the UI Division to receive the FAC. Please continue to file your weekly or bi-weekly claim certifications as you normally do.

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