Lost Wages Assistance Program

The Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program, authorized by the Presidential Memorandum, provided eligible claimants a supplemental payment of $300 per week, for up to six weeks, in addition to their weekly unemployment benefit amount. The LWA program expired on Saturday, December 26, 2020.

The payments were for weeks of unemployment between July 26 and September 5, 2020.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Lost Wages Assistance guidelines state that the EDD cannot pay any LWA benefits after March 27, 2022. This decision is not appealable. Visit FEMA for more information on the expired LWA program.