Texas is hoping unemployed workers will get access to federal Lost Wage Assistance funds.
The Texas Workforce Commission has sent in an application to the White House, meaning qualified unemployed workers would get $300 extra a week. Texas is also kicking in $100.
President Trump issued an executive order earlier this month on the program which is $200 less than the benefits Congress temporarily approved earlier this year.
"The Lost Wage Assistance program will provide crucial financial support to Texans who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic," said Governor Abbott. "Texas is grateful to President Trump for making these funds available to individuals and asks that our federal partners quickly grant this request so that TWC can swiftly administer this funding to Texans."
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