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Oregon begins roll-out of extra $600 per week unemployment payments

The Oregon Employment Department said that it began issuing the extra federal unemployment payments as of Friday.

Posted: Apr 10, 2020 6:05 PM
Updated: Apr 10, 2020 6:10 PM

SALEM, Ore. — Those who have been able to successfully file an unemployment claim in Oregon over the past several weeks will at last begin getting the additional funds heralded by the federal CARES Act, the Oregon Employment Department announced on Friday.

OED hinted on Thursday that the CARES payments would begin coming out within the week, even as initial claims skyrocketed for the third week in a row.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020 was signed into law on March 27. The CARES Act allows payment of extra federal unemployment benefits of $600 per week. OED says that it began issuing those payments on Friday.

Oregonians who are already eligible for regular unemployment benefits and the federal funds will receive two weekly payments — one for regular UI benefits, and an additional $600 payment. Individuals will be receiving the CARES benefits using the same payment method as their regular benefits for the week.

The CARES payments will be paid for each week someone is eligible from March 29 through the week ending July 25. The $600 payments are supposed to be retroactive for those eligible for payments.

In order to received the $600 benefit, you must have an existing unemployment claim, continue to claim weekly benefits, and remain eligible to receive benefits.

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Reported Deaths: 2757
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Washington26812249
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Linn562281
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Merced32315479
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Kings23202247
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Nevada493175
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