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$300 weekly unemployment benefit for Pennsylvania ending

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced the extra $300 in unemployment benefits is ending.

Pennsylvania began sending out the $300 weekly checks to eligible unemployed workers Thursday.

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry said they were notified by FEMA that the last week for the LWA benefit program is Sept. 5 due to “the fund’s depletion.”

According to Pennsylvania Office of Unemployment Comepnsation website, the program will continue to make payments as long as funds are available for the weeks ending Aug. 1 through Sept. 5.

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