DLI issues over $75M in UI payments for the week of April 27 through May 1

HELENA- The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that over 57,000 UI payments totaling over $75M were issued over the week of April 27 through May 1, providing benefits to Montanans impacted by COVID-19.

That figure includes regular UI benefits, Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits and the additional $600 weekly Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) benefits.

“We understand that this is an uncertain time for many Montanans and know that these benefits are providing economic relief for families and in our communities,” Acting Commissioner Brenda Nordlund said. “Resolving initial and continuing UI claims will remain the department’s top priority to ensure prompt payment of benefits to those who are eligible and in need.” 

Below is a data breakdown of outgoing Unemployment payments for the week of April 27 through May 1:

Date payments
distributed

Regular UI
Payments

Reg. UI FPUC
Benefits

PUA
Payments

PUA-FPUC
Payments

Total
Payments - $

Total #
of Payments

27-Apr

$11,532,398.27

     $24,592,543.00

--

--

    $36,124,941.27

37805

28-Apr

$1,568,175.75

   $3,371,163.00

$197,400.00

$84,190.00

   $5,220,928.75

4442

29-Apr

$1,667,333.00

   $3,462,750.00

    $6,464,525.21

      $15,587,704.79

      $27,182,313.00

10433

30-Apr

$841,121.00

   $1,592,402.00

$388,671.11

 $981,353.89

   $3,803,548.00

2440

1-May

$730,127.67

   $1,362,266.00

$425,202.00

   $1,021,200.00

    $3,538,795.67

2110

Total

    $16,339,155.69

     $34,381,124.00

$7,475,798.32

     $17,674,448.68

      $75,870,526.69

57230

These 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.

DLI continues to encourage anyone who believes they may be eligible for UI to file a claim online at MontanaWorks.gov, or at mtpua.mt.gov for those that fall under the PUA eligibility guidelines. Those with technical, eligibility or benefits questions are encouraged 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.

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

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