Unemployed Texans will no longer receive an extra $300 in weekly payments

Volunteers from the Central Texas Food Bank distribute disaster relief food boxes at the Waco ISD stadium in April. State officials on Wednesday announced that an extra $300 in weekly federal unemployment benefits will stop. Texans have filed nearly 3.4 million unemployment claims since the coronavirus pandemic began. Credit: Jordan Vonderhaar for The Texas Tribune

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Texans receiving unemployment benefits who qualified for an extra $300 in weekly jobless payments issued by the Trump administration will no longer receive the additional funds after claims from last week are paid, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.

The agency, which processes unemployment claims, said in a news release Wednesday afternoon it had been notified of the news by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which provided the funds.