DLI issues approximately $60M in UI payments for the week of May 4 through May 8

The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that over 55,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling approximately $60M were issued over the week of May 4 through May 8, providing benefits to Montanans impacted by COVID-19.

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

“We know that these benefits are providing economic relief for Montanans across our state,” Acting Commissioner Brenda Nordlund said. “We are working hard to ensure every Montanan eligible for unemployment assistance will receive their full benefits as quickly as possible.”

Below is a data breakdown of outgoing UI payments for the week of May 4 through May 8:

Date payments distributed

Regular UI Payments

Reg. UI & PEUC FPUC Benefits

PUA Payments

PUA-FPUC Payments

PEUC Benefits

Total Payments - $

Total # of Payments

4-May

$10,878,031.72

$24,842,401.00

$ -

$ -

$379,015.00

$36,099,447.72

37,695

5-May

$124,328.41

$4,394,648.00

$1,844,280.36

$4,861,564.64

$119,718.00

$11,344,539.41

9,533

6-May

$1,245,873.00

$2,256,000.00

$157,739.77

$1,214,670.23

$92,024.00

$4,966,307.00

3,459

7-May

$571,445.00

$1,543,800.00

$489,900.00

$1,088,440.00

$88,338.00

$3,781,923.00

2,545

8-May

$642,541.49

$1,347,000.00

$460,702.31

$1,147,134.69

$43,843.00

$3,641,221.49

2,188

Total

$13,462,219.62

$34,383,849.00

$2,952,622.44

$8,311,809.56

$722,938.00

$59,833,438.62

55,420


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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