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Additional $600 unemployment benefit payments start rolling out tonight

The payments are part of federal legislation passed in March.


Gov. Beshear announced during his briefing tonight new details about the additional $600 payment those on unemployment will receive. Those details include:

  1. This is an automatic payment to anyone receiving benefits. You do not need to do anything to receive this additional benefit.
  2. Payments will begin tonight.
  3. This is a separate payment from other unemployment payments.
  4. Retroactive to March 29, 2020.

Earlier this week, the Governor announced that Kentucky had received federal funding to begin making the additional $600 payments. The payments are separate from other unemployment benefits and are part of the CARES Act passed in late March.

To learn more about unemployment benefits, visit the Kentucky Career Center: https://kcc.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx