FRANKFURT, Ky. (KFVS) - Governor Andy Beshear will hold a briefing on COVID-19 in the state at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22.
As of Tuesday, Governor Beshear announced that Kentucky has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for an additional three weeks of LWA payments. Eligible Kentuckians will receive $400 for the weeks of Aug. 22, Aug. 29, and Sept. 5 for each week a claimant meets the criteria.
- Individuals who qualify for a weekly benefit of at least $100 per week in unemployment compensation for each week covered by FEMA’s LWA
- Individuals who have self-certified that their employment has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
Payments will be automatically processed for claimants who meet the weekly benefit criteria and have already provided a self-certification. Claimants meeting the weekly benefit requirement who have not yet self-certified will be given an opportunity to provide the required self-certification, and those claimants will receive the benefit so long as FEMA funding remains.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health reported a total of 62,731 cases of COVID-19 in the Commonwealth on Tuesday, September 22.
The health department also reported 1,119 deaths and 11,361 recoveries.
Currently, a total of 1,142,031 tests for COVID-19 have been performed.