ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As many as 2 million unemployed New Yorkers will start receiving their share of an extra $300-a-week assistance boost next week from a temporary federal fund that’s running out of money.
The state is contacting another 435,000 individuals who are eligible for the boost once they submit additional documentation, according to a state Department of Labor press release Thursday.
State labor officials say eligible New Yorkers will start receiving payments for the weeks ending Aug. 2, 9, and 16.
The federal government has said all eligible recipients will receive six weeks worth of the $300-a-week boost over a period that ended Sept. 5.
But that temporary boost implemented by President Donald Trump is about to end, with no extension in sight.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency told The Associated Press on Thursday that it has distributed $30 billion of the $44 billion it had set