Lost Wage Assistance
Written by Cosmic Cowgirl on September 11, 2020
The DLIR Unemployment Insurance Division is preparing to launch the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program.
The LWA program will provide an additional $300 in benefits to those who:
- certify that their unemployment or partial unemployment (had hours reduced) has been affected due to a disruption caused by COVID-19
- and have a weekly benefit amount of at least $100
- and who otherwise qualify for benefits.
At this time, LWA is available for the following five weeks only
Weeks ending days:
- August 1, 2020
- August 8, 2020
- August 15, 2020
- August 22, 2020
- August 29, 2020
To learn more about the LWA program, please visit the LWA FAQs page: http://labor.hawaii.gov/ui/main/faq-lost-wages-assistance-lwa/.
If you are a regular UI/PEUC claimant, beginning Saturday, September 12, 2020, you can certify that your unemployment or partial unemployment was due to a disruption caused by COVID-19 by logging into your HUIClaims account at https://huiclaims.hawaii.gov/#/ and answering the question about asking if your unemployment or partial unemployment was due to a disruption caused by COVID-19.
If you are a PUA claimant, you have already certified that your unemployment or partial unemployment was due to a disruption caused by COVID-19.
You will receive the additional $300 for the weeks that you qualify for, even if you already submitted your claim certifications for the weeks in August.