WATCH: Louisiana Workforce Commission talking about unemployment benefits

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UPDATE

All Louisianians who were receiving unemployment benefits prior to the CARES Act ending in December, are able to continue receiving benefits without filing a new claim.

The new benefits are set to end as of March 13, 2021 unless a new bill is signed. Citizens must continue to certify each week in order to receive benefits.

Officials say residents should check their HIRE accounts regularly to receive the most accurate information. While call volumes remain high, case workers are working swiftly to make sure residents are receiving funds.

139,000 residents received benefits between Monday and Thursday totaling more than $41 million.

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A virtual gathering is taking place on Friday morning involving the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

A description of this morning’s Zoom call can be found below:

“Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) Secretary Ava Dejoie will hold a virtual press availability regarding unemployment insurance, extensions of CARES Act programs, and the
new Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation benefit.”

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