NYS Department of Labor: system update led to $600 payment delay, money coming this week

Posted at 10:53 AM, Jul 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-20 10:53:49-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The New York State Department of Labor now says an update to its system led to a delay in Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) recipients receiving their $600 payments.

7 Eyewitness News heard from several FPUC recipients Monday morning, concerned they did not receive the $600 payments. FPUC is scheduled to end in New York State next on July 26. Monday's delay led some to fear that the benefit was ending a week early.

The Department of Labor says payments are being processed for FPUC recipients, and money should be received this week.

FPUC was introduced as part of the federal CARES Act, signed by President Trump in March.