Oklahoma puts hold on planned $400 lost wages payments
December 16, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Planned payments of $400 to some Oklahoma residents who lost wages amid the coronavirus pandemic are being put on hold due to the potential approval of additional federal unemployment payments, Oklahoma Employment Security Commission director Shelley Zumwalt said Wednesday.
"If new federal legislation is passed and a new federal unemployment relief package reaches Oklahomans, it will be clear that OESC will return the funds," said Zumwalt, who announced Dec. 10 that the payments would begin this week.
The payments were intended for those who received at least $100 in...