Jobless Missouri residents who claimed unemployment the week of Dec. 27, 2020 will see the approved addition stimulus payment this week.
Eligible unemployed workers have already started to receive the $300 per week payment approved under Congress’ second COVID-19 economic relief bill.
Payments for those that filed in late December will run through the week ending March 13, 2021.
The recently-approved $300 weekly payments follow federal unemployment supplement of $600 per week which expired in July 2020.
Passed in the initial Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act in March, the $600 payments nationwide distributed around $2.9 billion to Missourians alone.
An emergency executive order added $300 payments to some unemployment checks into September.
The Congressional stimulus package also extended two emergency federal unemployment programs.
As of mid-December in Missouri, an estimated 70,000 people were receiving benefits under those programs, which cover self-employed workers ineligible for regular unemployment and an extended benefits program that adds 13 weeks of unemployment payments after state benefits expire.