On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Florida will be applying for the Lost Wages Assistance Program, which would add $300 in enhanced federal unemployment benefits to those who are unemployed or partially unemployed because of the pandemic and who are currently receiving at least $100 in benefits every week.
Earlier this month, President Trump signed an executive order that would provide enhanced federal unemployment benefits for millions of people. Florida just announced plans to apply for that program. And, as NBC 6 Responds’ Alina Machado explains, the funds can’t come soon enough for those who are still unemployed.