DLI issues over $62M in UI payments for the week of April 13 through 17

HELENA – The Montana Department of Labor & Industry today announced that over 74,000 UI payments totaling over $62M were issued over the week of April 13 through 17, providing benefits to Montanans impacted by COVID-19. That figure includes both regular UI benefits, and the additional $600 weekly Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) benefits established with the passage of the recent federal stimulus package, or CARES Act.

“We are working as hard as we can to make sure that everyone receives their benefits as quickly as possible,” Acting Commissioner Brenda Nordlund said. “These benefits are providing economic stability to our families and communities, and we recognize how important it is to receive them in a timely manner.  We are encouraging Montanans to file an application for unemployment benefits the week they become unemployed.”  

Below is a data breakdown of outgoing Unemployment payments for the week of April 13 through 17:

Date Payments Created

Regular UI Benefits

FPUC Benefits

Total Payments - $

Total # of Payments

13-Apr

$10,250,721.63

$20,520,000

$30,770,721.63

31,845

14-Apr

$1,649,729.71

$12,447,000

$14,096,729.71

19,022

15-Apr

$1,017,306.50

$12,748,706

$13,766,012.50

20,055

16-Apr

$683,445.30

$1,287,779

$1,971,224.30

1,822

17-Apr

$567,882

$1,089,600

$1,657,482

1,531

Total

$14,169,085.14

$48,093,085

$62,262,170.14

74,275

UI payments figures do not represent the number of individuals who have received payment. Individual claimants could have two payments in that total, or one payment representing two weeks’ worth of benefits.

A landing page for easy access to relevant Labor Market Information, including daily UI claims, is available here: dli.mt.gov/labor-market-information. 

DLI is encouraging those with technical, eligibility, or benefits questions regarding the UI claimant portal on MontanaWorks.gov to view the COVID-19 resource website at dli.mt.gov/covid-19. A variety of information for both Montana workers and employers are available, in addition to resources to help claimants navigate the unemployment process.

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