Dept. of Labor: Banking issue caused delay in unemployment supplemental payments
A banking issue caused a slight delay for some New Jersey residents who receive unemployment, according to the state Department of Labor.
Those New Jerseyans were supposed to receive a weekly $300 supplemental payment on Monday morning. Payments should be received by the end of the day.
Gov. Phil Murphy read a text from Labor Commissioner Rob Asargo-Angelo at Monday’s COVD-19 briefing about the issue.
"There was an issue with the bank receiving the $300 supplemental payment file but it has been resubmitted and we fully expect everyone will be receiving the payment today albeit some hours later than normal,” Murphy said.
It was unclear how many people were impacted.
The recently signed federal stimulus bill extended the weekly benefit for people collecting unemployment through September.