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Frequently Asked Questions about Income Changes

Lost or Will Lose Job-Based Income

Decreased Household Income

Reporting Income Change

Income Change and Tax Credits

Unemployment Income

Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program: On August 29, 2020, Minnesota was approved to receive funding for the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program. Individuals eligible for benefits under this program will receive an additional $300/week to their state unemployment benefits. To learn more about the LWA program visit Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program.

Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC): On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. Minnesotans may have received payments through the CARES Act in the form of an individual recovery tax credit rebate and/or federal pandemic unemployment compensation (FPUC). The FPUC benefit was available as a $600/week additional payment to Minnesotans receiving regular or extended state unemployment benefits. The FPUC benefit ended July 25, 2020.

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