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ILLINOIS (WAND) - Illinois has been approved to offer unemployment benefits of as much as $300 per week after past federal unemployment assistance expired. 

A total of 46 states now have approval for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Lost Wages Assistance program, according to a report from KSDK. President Donald Trump moved on Aug. 8 to make $44 billion available to the nation from FEMA's Disaster Relief Fund.

After talks among national lawmakers to pass COVID-19 relief collapsed, unemployment assistance for Americans of as much as $600 per week expired. 

The only four states to not yet have approval are Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada and South Dakota. It's unclear if these states haven't applied for the funding or just haven't been approved as of Monday. 

Illinois was approved for this assistance on Sept. 1.

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