Gov. Janet Mills and Commissioner of Labor Laura Fortman announced today (Dec. 9) that the Administration will provide certain individuals who are unemployed due to COVID-19 with a one-time direct relief payment of $600 through the State’s newly-created Pandemic Relief Program.
The relief payment is meant to assist unemployed Maine people at a time when they continue to face substantial economic hardship as a result of COVID-19 and are losing their Federal unemployment benefits at the end of the month unless Congress acts.
This payment includes self-employed, sole proprietors, and other business owners who are unemployed and losing their Federal unemployment benefits this month.
For more information on the Pandemic Relief Program, go to: https://www.maine.gov/unemployment/.