INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WLFI) -- Some Hoosiers will soon see a boost in their unemployment.
Indiana is participating in FEMA's Lost Wages Supplemental Payment Assistance program.
The grant will give an extra $300 dollars per week. In order to qualify, you must be eligible for at least $100 per week in unemployment.
Governor Eric Holcomb broke it down during Wednesday's weekly news conference.
He said the program will help Hoosiers struggling with unemployment due to COVID-19, but Holcomb said it's a temporary solution.
"They set aside $44 billion," said Holcomb. "So, as that is drawn down, that program could end accordingly."
That $44 billion is spread out across all 50 states.
The benefits are retroactive back to Aug. 1. Governor Holcomb said it will be two to four weeks before it goes into effect.