Governor Andy Beshear signed an executive order Tuesday creating the Unemployment One-Time Relief Payment Program.
The program will be administered by the Office of Unemployment Insurance (OUI) and will provide one-time supplemental payments to claimants.
The program will provide $400 to claimants would otherwise have qualified for 2020 FEMA Lost Wages Assistance but their weekly benefit amount was below $100, and those who had an approved claim in November and December 2020 but a weekly benefit amount of less than $176. Approximately 25,000 Kentuckians are eligible for this payment.
The program will provide $1,000 to claimants who have filed between March 4 and October 31, 2020, with verified identities and no indication of fraud, but whose claims have not yet been paid. Approximately 16,500 Kentuckians are eligible for this payment.
The program will be funded by Coronavirus Relief Fund money for up to $48 million.