Unemployed Kentuckians could soon be getting a check from the state. On Tuesday, Governor Andy Beshear signed an executive order to help workers who have slipped through the cracks when it comes to unemployment benefits. Those who did not qualify for the early round of relief from the federal government are expected to receive $400 checks. Other workers who have had their benefits delayed will receive a one time payment of $1,000.
The Kentucky Governor has directed $48-million to go toward these payments. The money comes as lawmakers in Washington just passed $900 billion in new pandemic relief. President-elect Joe Biden is also expected to call for more relief for Americans including $2,000 checks.