Employers whose businesses were ordered to shut down or significantly affected by health orders may apply for unemployment benefit relief by September 30.
The Legislature approved $25 million for the COVID-19 Unemployment Account by passing House Bill 2965 earlier this year. This amount means that approved employers will likely receive less than 1% of unemployment benefit relief because the State has paid out over $2.3 billion of the state’s trust fund.
Instructions for applying for the offset can be found here. All applications must be received by September 30, 2020 to be eligible.