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Period For Additional Unemployment Insurance Benefits Will Not Be Extended In Texas
Sep24

Period For Additional Unemployment Insurance Benefits Will Not Be Extended In Texas

News Release AUSTIN – With Texas’ unemployment rate falling to 6.8 percent, Texas will no longer have access to additional unemployment insurance benefits that would have kicked in after traditional benefits and extended benefits (EB) under the CARES Act are exhausted. Provisions under that act will continue to remain in place until Dec. 26, 2020. The High Unemployment Period (HUP) is an extension for states with unemployment rates...

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Texas Workforce Commission Warns of Fake Social Media Sites, Imposter Emails
May14

Texas Workforce Commission Warns of Fake Social Media Sites, Imposter Emails

Texas Workforce Commission News Release Austin – The Texas Workforce Commission is warning Texans about cleverly designed fake social media sites and imposter emails designed to look like they come from the agency, but which are really scams seeking to enable thieves to steal Texans’ identities. Texans seeking unemployment benefits are warned not to send any personally identifiable information or transact any business except...

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FEMA Ends Lost Wages Assistance Program, State Unemployment Benefits To Continue
Sep09

FEMA Ends Lost Wages Assistance Program, State Unemployment Benefits To Continue

Last Week Of Funding Was Week Ending On Sept. 5 TWC logo AUSTIN – On Sept. 9, 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency informed the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), that the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program, which provided an additional $300 a week to qualified unemployment claimants, ends with the benefit week ending Sept. 5, 2020. Because the funds provided by FEMA were limited, TWC cannot extend payments beyond that date....

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TWC: State Unemployment Benefits To Continue But $600 Federal Payment Ends July 25
Jul24

TWC: State Unemployment Benefits To Continue But $600 Federal Payment Ends July 25

Other CARES Act Benefits Continue Through December AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission reminds claimants that the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) ends the week of July 25, 2020. TWC logo FPUC provided an additional $600 per week to claimants who lost work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Texans will continue to receive state unemployment benefits for the remainder of their claim. For those on regular...

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TWC Ends COVID-19-Related Job Refusal Guidance; Standard Health And Safety Guidance Remains In Place
Jun09

TWC Ends COVID-19-Related Job Refusal Guidance; Standard Health And Safety Guidance Remains In Place

News Release AUSTIN – Following the continued economic recovery in Texas and the announcement of Texas opting out of certain Federal Pandemic Unemployment benefits, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is ending job refusal guidance associated with the COVID-19 emergency orders. The guidance for individuals at high risk from COVID-19 were put in place a year ago. The decline in COVID cases in Texas, widespread availability of...

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TWC Releases Guidance on Overpayments Related To Identity Theft
May04

TWC Releases Guidance on Overpayments Related To Identity Theft

May 4, 2021 News Release Austin – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is issuing guidance to individuals who receive notices of overpayment due to identity theft, to clarify the best way to respond to such instances. Identity theft is on the rise, and scammers are targeting Texans, using stolen information to attempt to gain further information. While TWC identifies and locks down most fraudulent applications, it is possible in...

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TWC Warns: Protect Data On Social Media
Apr27

TWC Warns: Protect Data On Social Media

April 27, 2021 News Release Austin – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is encouraging Texans to use extreme caution on social media amid a dramatic increase in identity theft. Although no TWC system has been compromised, a record number of identity theft cases shows just how important it is to be vigilant in securing private information. Private information is exposed like never before. Social networking sites routinely...

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Protecting Yourself Online From Identity Theft
Apr21

Protecting Yourself Online From Identity Theft

News Release Austin – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is warning Texans to protect their identities online amid a wave of unemployment insurance fraud applications. While TWCsystems have not been breached or hacked, Texas, like all states, is seeing large numbers of fraudulent applications due to identity theft that occurs outside the system. Identities are being stolen at record rates, some in breaches of health insurance...

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Sulphur Springs ISD Head Start Program To Apply For Grant Continuation And Refunding, Transportation Waiver
Mar26

Sulphur Springs ISD Head Start Program To Apply For Grant Continuation And Refunding, Transportation Waiver

Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees during the regular monthly meeting this week gave the Head Start program director the go-ahead to apply for grant continuation and refunding, as well as a Head Start transportation waiver application. Transportation Wavier Sulphur Spring ISD Head Start program Director Angela Edwards asked trustees to approve a request for a transportation waiver for the Head Start program. She noted the SSISD...

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TWC: Reimbursing Employers Payment Deadlines for 2020 Extended to March 1, 2021
Dec16

TWC: Reimbursing Employers Payment Deadlines for 2020 Extended to March 1, 2021

AUSTIN –The Texas Workforce Commission today extended payment deadlines for the first, second and third quarters of 2020, to March 1, 2021, to match the fourth quarter 2020 bills for designated reimbursing employers that are required to pay a share of unemployment benefits. Texas Workforce Commission Designated reimbursing employers include non-profits, local governments, school districts, and other qualifying employers who...

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