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Vermont secures money for increased unemployment benefits

Some Vermont businesses are being left out of Paycheck Protection Program funds.
Some Vermont businesses are being left out of Paycheck Protection Program funds.(CNN)
Published: Aug. 24, 2020 at 5:56 PM EDT
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont has secured funding for increased unemployment benefits.

Monday, Gov. Phil Scott announced the state got a grant from FEMA worth $35.8 million through the Lost Wages Assistance Program.

The LWA Program provides an additional $300 a week to eligible unemployment filers.

The Department of Labor has started implementing the program.

The governor has also requested $20 million in coronavirus relief funding from the Legislature to provide another $100 a week for those eligible, bringing the total benefit to $400 a week for three weeks.

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