Arizonans Who Lost Job Due To Virus Won't Get Full Extra Pay

Aug 14, 2020

Gov. Doug Ducey's office says unemployed Arizonans who were expecting to receive an additional $400 a week under an executive order President Donald Trump signed last weekend will only receive $300 extra.

Gov. Doug Ducey speaks during a press conference regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, at the Arizona Department of Health Services in Phoenix.
Credit Sean Logan/The Arizona Republic via AP

Friday's announcement comes after the state decided it should not use its own funds to cover a required 25% match to the extra coronavirus-payments. Arizonans were getting $600 extra on top of the maximum $240 a week. But that extra pay expired in late July when Congress failed to extend it. Arizona health officials on Friday reported 928 additional confirmed COVID-19 cases and 40 additional deaths, increasing the state’s totals to 191,721 confirmed cases with 4,423 deaths.