The out-of-work Texans who get less than $100 in unemployment aid each week dont qualify for Trumps additional $300
More than 1.7 million Texans are receiving unemployment benefits, and nearly 350,000 don't qualify for an additional $300 each week in federal aid. It was no problem for Saltillo, though, after Congress passed sweeping legislation in March that included an extra $600 per week for anyone receiving unemployment benefits. But a subsequent announcement clarified that people would actually receive $300 per week, and an additional $100 if states decided to chip in that money. I was thinking all the way up to two or three days ago, I was expecting this money, Saltillo said Sunday. Some people weren't clear on whether they qualified for the extra $300 but had a hard time finding out from the agency if they do.