D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Monday the city will make one-time stimulus payments of $1,200 to residents receiving Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.
The federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program is for individuals who do not qualify for traditional unemployment insurance benefits, including gig workers, self-employed residents and contractors. Those who filed for the program by Nov. 30 are eligible for the D.C. stimulus payments.
Bowser said she hopes to reach about 20,000 residents with the stimulus checks.
The payments are funded through the federal CARES Act, and they come as the PUA is set to expire at the end of December.