AUSTIN (KXAN) — Most of the unemployment benefits paid out to Texans so far are funds from the federal CARES Act.
Overall, more than 3.1 million Texans have filed for unemployment and more than $11.1 billion has been paid out in benefits.
Of that $11.1 billion, at least $7 billion is FPUC or Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation. That’s the extra $600 a week in unemployment benefits.
The extra money runs through the week ending July 25.
While Texas continues to pay out billions of dollars in benefits, other states, such as Florida, has had trouble with their FPUC benefits.
Florida cited “technology concerns” with the extra $600 a week in unemployment benefits, leaving thousands without that benefit for weeks.
TWC spokesman Cisco Gamez noted Wednesday that he wasn’t aware of any issues with CARES Act funding.
During Wednesday’s media briefing, Gamez also mentioned that people furloughed one week a month should still request payment.
“They cannot skip any weeks,” he said.