On Saturday, President Trump signed an executive order aimed at partially extending the $600 per week federal unemployment benefits that expired in July as part of the CARES Act.

The Federal unemployment will be $400, which is funded from the nation’s Disaster Relief Fund (44 billions).

The executive order also established that 75% will be covered by the Federal authorities and 25% will be covered by the States. Some States have refused contributing due to limited funds and other reasons.

Note that several experts consider that the payments will be up an running in September in the best case scenario.

Forbes article – https://www.forbes.com/sites/shaharziv/2020/08/10/400-unemployment-extension-start-trump-signs-executive-order-in-lieu-coronavirus-stimulus-package/#65382c6047c7

Fortune article – https://fortune.com/2020/08/10/unemployment-extra-400-benefits-starts-when-how-much-long-enhanced-trump-executive-order/

CBS News – https://www.cbsnews.com/news/unemployment-400-benefits-trump-executive-order-start/