$700K in PUA Overpayment Checks Released 

Hagåtña, Guam – The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration has approved $1.3 million in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Applications for Waivers for Overpayment. To date, approximately $9.8 million in PUA waivers have been approved since the U.S. Department of Labor eased the guidelines for waiver of overpayments–an initiative Governor Lou Leon Guerrero championed in Washington, D.C. 

The Guam Department of Labor (GDOL) has also successfully processed checks for PUA recipients who have already made payments on their outstanding balances. Approximately $700,000 has been processed for 335 individuals. All payments will be issued via check and not through direct deposit. Each recipient will be contacted individually to schedule check pickup at the GDOL main office. 

“We are working diligently to review all overpayment waiver applications, so that each applicant can leverage these funds to meet the high cost of living,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “As our island recovers, we have made these waivers a priority to help our people rise up, in addition to the distribution of direct assistance and relief payments.”

“PUA waivers and other relief initiatives including the $500 power credit, Prugråman Salåppe’, Emergency Rental Assistance, Homeowners Assistance Fund, and Prugråman Pinilan are critical to helping Guam’s families recover,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “Our Administration is maximizing every federal dollar we have received to ensure that everyone gets back on their feet, and we will continue to do so.”

GDOL continues to review received Applications of Waiver of Overpayment for approval. 

For more information, contact GDOL at 671-735-0510-12 or pua.waivers@dol.guam.gov.


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