During a briefing yesterday Governor Edwards said the $300 weekly COVID employment funds were paid to 300,000 people. He called it the largest single payout Louisiana Works has made in a single day. More funds will be paid today. Approximately 400,000 eligible unemployment insurance claimants will receive weekly Lost Wage Assistance (LWA) payments. The retroactive payments will include the weeks ending August 1, August 8 and August 15. All claimants need to continue to file their weekly certifications in order to be eligible for future weekly benefits.