Hagåtña, Guam – The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration today approved over $2 million in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Applications for Waivers for Overpayment. To date, approximately $12 million in PUA waivers have been approved since the U.S. Department of Labor eased the guidelines for waiver of overpayments — an initiative that Governor Lou Leon Guerrero championed during scheduled trips to Washington, D.C.

“Each of these waivers represents our continued commitment to pursuing every opportunity there is to provide the people of Guam financial relief and increased spending power,” said Governor Leon Guerrero. “Our Administration has never shied from raising federal issues at the source and bringing Guam’s challenges to the national table. These action-forward initiatives expanded PUA overpayment waivers, increased H-2B approvals, and pushed our political position further.” 

“Job opportunities continue to grow and unemployment continues to decrease, so we are confident that our economy is recovering and our island is healing,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “The dedicated men and women of the Guam Department of Labor who are reviewing more PUA overpayment applications for approval every day have our sincere appreciation.”

“I want to thank PUA recipients and applicants for their patience as we carefully process each case. I’m also grateful to the PUA staff for their hard and aggressive work in completing this process to help our people. As we near the end of the PUA waiver system, our next step is to conduct an unemployment feasibility study. We will engage the business community to determine how we can establish an unemployment insurance program that’s fair and equitable to everyone,” said GDOL Director David Dell’Isola. 

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


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